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Individual Speaker Profile

Date Joined: June 17, 2015
Country: United States
Home Town: reston
Zip Code: 20190
Registered for Upcoming Summit: No
  • Comcast - From 2009-06-15 (Current)
Statement of Interest

Deploying, operating, maintaining and supporting OpenStack

Areas Of Expertise
  • Operations
  • Women of OpenStack
  • Community
  • diversity
  • metrics




Shilla Saebi is an Open Source Program Manager who focuses on community and has been with Comcast for almost a decade. She has worked in many diverse roles within the tech industry in positions ranging from operations engineering, system administration, and network operations. Shilla is an open source contributor and actively supports several open source communities such as the Linux Foundation, Apache, CNCF and OpenStack.

 From 2014-2017, she was nominated to serve as a member of the OpenStack User Committee by the existing board members, becoming the first woman to serve on OpenStack’s User Committee. She was also a core contributor to the OpenStack docs project and currently sits on the Editorial Advisory Board for OpenStack Superuser magazine. Shilla also served on the board of the OpenStack Innovation Center (OSIC) from 2015-2017, where she helped the community develop and test code at scale. She formed the OpenStack Northern Virginia meetup group which has over 650 members, and is currently an OpenStack ambassador for the East Coast of the United States.

Shilla organizes the Philadelphia Prometheus meetup group, which recently became official with CNCF. Outside of the world of open source, she loves music, traveling, and art. Shilla is based in Northern Virginia. 

Presentations from previous OpenStack Summits:
Additional presentations:

Willing to present via video conference: No
Willing to travel to any country: Yes
Fluent in
  • English
  • Persian
  • Spanish

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