Active user contributors (AUCs) — including operators, contributors, event organizers and working group members — are invited to apply by February 11, 2018. Voting is open until Feb 25.

OpenStack has been a vast success and continues to grow. Additional ecosystem partners are enhancing support for OpenStack and it has become more and more vital that the communities developing services around OpenStack lead and influence the products movement.

The OpenStack User Committee helps increase operator involvement, collects feedback from the community, works with user groups around the globe and parses through user survey data, to name a few key tasks. Users are critical and the User Committee aims to represent them.

We’re looking to elect three (3) User Committee members for this election. These User Committee seats will be valid for a one-year term. For this election, the Active User Contributor (AUC) community will review the candidates and vote.

So what makes an awesome candidate for the User Committee?

Well, to start, the nominee has to be an individual member of the OpenStack Foundation who is an Active User Contributor (AUC).  Additionally, below are a few things that will make you stand out:

  • If you are an OpenStack end-user and/or operator
  • An OpenStack contributor from the User Committee working groups
  • Actively engaged in the OpenStack community
  • Organizer of an OpenStack local User Group meetup

Beyond the kinds of community activities you’re already engaged in, the User Committee role adds some additional work. The User Committee usually interacts on email to discuss any pending topics. Prior to each Summit, we spend a few hours going through the User Survey results and analyzing the data.

You can nominate yourself or someone else by sending an email to the [email protected] mailing-list, with the subject: “UC Candidacy” by February 11th, 2018 05:59 UTC.

Voting for the User Committee (UC) members opens on February 19, 2018 and remains open until February 25, 2018 11:59 UTC.

The email should include a description of the candidate and what the candidate hopes to accomplish. More information can be found here.

We look forward to receiving your applications!

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