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Amy Marrich is a Principal Technical Marketing Manager at Red Hat. She previously worked at a small Open Source e-assessment company in Luxembourg where she was the Open Source Community and Global Training Manager. Previously she was the OpenStack Instructor at Linux Academy and a Linux System Engineer on the Platform Engineering Cloud Operations team at Rackspace. She currently serves on the OpenStack Board, is an active member of the Openstack Ansible project, chair of the OSF Diversity and Inclusion Working Group, and previously the chair of the OpenStack User Committee. Amy spends her free time competing in performance events (agility, FASt Cat, and dock diving) with her Dalmatians and competing in Dressage with her Connemara pony.
I'm involved in the following OpenStack projects: Block Storage (Cinder),Ansible playbooks to deploy OpenStack (Openstack-ansible),Ansible playbooks and roles for deployment (OpenStackAnsible)
I have been involved with OpenStack since the Grizzly release as an Operator and started to contribute to the project during the Mitaka release. I have served as the Chair of the OpenStack User Committee. and I currently serve as a member of the OpenStack Technical Committee and as a Core Reviewer on several projects.
Beyond the OpenStack projects, I currently server as an Individual Director on the Board, serve as the Chair of the Diversity and Inclusion working group and work with the ESI project which is part of OpenInfra Labs.
I think my biggest contribution to OpenStack is my work bringing new users and contributors into the project. Whether as part of the OpenStack Upstream Institute, First Contact SiG, or mentoring at events such as Grace Hopper. I think it's important for new contributors to have the tools they need to get started but also the help they need to be successful. In addition, my work with the Diversity and Inclusion WG helps to assure we have welcoming and open communities that adhere to the Four Opens.
Along with currently being an Individual Director of the OpenInfra Foundatioon, I serve on the Governing Board of the CHAOSS Project. I believe it is important to hold leadership positions within a project to learn what the projects and communities need to succeed and then to act as their voice to the decision making process.
The Board's role in the success of the Open Infrastructure Foundation is to provide guidance. As an Individual Director it also important to provide a voice for the project and communities under the Foundation as their representative. Decisions should be made that help grow not just the Foundation but the projects currently under it.
I think the top priority of the Board in 2022 should be to continue to work on recruiting and maintaining contributors and users to the current projects while at the same time helping the Foundation to add new projects which add to the mission of Open Infrastructure.
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