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Kendall Nelson

OpenStack Foundation
Upstream Developer Advocate
Kendall is an Upstream Developer Advocate at the OpenStack Foundation based in Seattle, WA. She first started working on OpenStack during the Liberty release (2015) on Cinder and since then been involved in Release Management, StoryBoard, the Women of OpenStack (WoO), the First Contact SIG, the Contributor Guide, and OpenStack Upstream Institute. She’s recently gotten more involved in the Kubernetes community helping bridge between it and the OpenStack community via SIG Cloud Provider and provider OpenStack. Most recently, she gave a talk on provider OpenStack at KubeCon + CloudNative Con San Diego and helped out as a track chair for KubeCon + CloudNativeCon in Amsterdam. When she is not evangelizing about the awesomeness of OpenStack, bringing people into the community, binding open source communities together, or working to make upstream development in open source a friendlier place, she can be found reading Harry Potter, watching Doctor Who, or out on a photo taking adventure.

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