How to Become an OpenStack Contributor.

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In this OpenStack meetup we will be introducing the OpenStack project from a developer’s perspective, talk about what it’s like to be a contributor, the things we learn and have done, sharing our goals for the future and show how anyone can become a contributor with little to no knowledge of the project. This month AT&T team is coordinating the meetup at Downtown T-Rex.

Speaker Bios

Trevor McCasland:

Trevor is a software developer at AT&T and has started his career as an OpenStack contributor in February 2016. He is currently in the Women of OpenStack mentoring program with the Trove’s project technical lead as a mentor. Today he contributes to OpenStack’s Database as a Service (Trove) and Networking as a Service (Neutron) projects.

Erik Neeley:

Graduated from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville with a B.S. in Computer Engineering and Computer Science in Dec 2015.

Joined AT&T in Jan 2016, working with the AT&T Integrated Cloud Community Team contributing mainly with Fuel, Horizon, Monasca, and team integration.

Steve Kipp:

I'm a specialist application developer at AT&T. I worked with CI/CD operations for around a year before coming to work for the AT&T integrated cloud. I'm fairly new to openstack, but I’m a python enthusiast. Looking to focus on the networking side of things.

Sam Pilla:

Went to Missouri S&T and earned a Computer Science degree.

Came into AT&T with no OpenStack or Cloud experience.

Intrigued by what OpenStack does and a bit overwhelmed yet ready to grow my involvement.

Joey Pasque:

I graduated from Wash-U with a B.S. in Computer Science. I started working for AT&T in June, and began splitting my time between two projects, one of which was the OpenStack Community group. I aligned quickly with Neutron due to my interest in Networking.

Tin Lam:

Worked as a software engineer and architect in AT&T for the past 10 years. A polyglot moving from C and C++ to Java to Python and working on backend middleware to mobility front end to cloud. Currently, working as an AT&T Community Team technical lead on opensourcing and contributing to the OpenStack community.