This election and nomination process is for those individuals who have committer rights on one or more OpenDaylight Projects and Active Community Members (ACM). All OpenDaylight Committers and ACMs can nominate themselves, run for election, and vote in the election for the Committer-At-Large seats on the TSC. 

Details on the election process may be found here.

Dates to Remember

Nomination Period:  to  



Information on Candidates

When self-nominating, please provide the following:

@Candidate Name

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Biography

Committer / ACM seat designation

Statement of Intent


@Guillaume Lambert

Biography


Guillaume Lambert is a Telecommunication Engineer and has been working for Orange since 2003.
He has been interested in Open Source and Free Software since he was graduating at ENST Bretagne and he took part to its Linux User Groups and to the "Groupe de Réflexion et d'Animation Autour du Libre" .
During his carreer at Orange, he was involved in various in-house developments and deployments, for example on Single-Sign-On platforms based on Liberty Alliance specifications or on IP Networks Monitoring systems relying on Netflow/IPFIX.
Guillaume joined Orange Labs transmission department in 2015 and the OpenDaylight Community in 2016. Since then, he has been actively promoting and contributing to it.

He is currently the TSC chairman and the documentation PTL, and a committer of transportpce and releng/builder projects .
He has been the PTL of the transportPCE project until 2021 and is occasionally contributing to others projects such as BGPCEP.


Committer / ACM seat designation
both, preferably committer seat

Statement of Intent

I would like to promote OpenDaylight as a network controller implementation of reference.
There are lots of challenges today in the area of open and interoperable standards.
And I believe OpenDaylight is one of the best platform to implement these new standards or to speed up their adoption, but also to mutualize companies effort to this end.
During these last years, I had also to take the train on the way and to learn from scratch how to integrate transportPCE to the OpenDaylight official distributions.
I think that my experience benefits the TSC to improve our operating modes inside the community and to attract new contributors.
This last topic is getting more and more important since OpenDaylight has now a strong legacy and higher requirements for quality that are faced by newcomers.


Venkatrangan


Biography

I have been involved with opendaylight since the first release (Hydrogen) across various projects like vtn, Integration/Test, Netvt, OVSDB, AAA.

I have been a TSC Member for the past two years. I work as a Product Owner of SDN  at Rakuten Symphony. I am working to bring the ODL projects in possible

use-cases. 

Committer / ACM seat designatio

 Both


Statement of Intent




@Manoj Chokka

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Biography

I have been working in Verizon since 2019 in the SDN planning department.

We have been working on enabling Verizon's network to migrate to SDN enabled networks. 

Committer / ACM seat designation

ACM seat

Statement of Intent

ODL is very stable but it is also monolithic. We need a way that more people can adopt ODL with relative ease.

There are a lot of problems that need to be sorted out. Some of which can be sorted by aligning ODL to latest deployment methodologies.

I intend to help ODL be adopted by more and more companies. 

I also intend help the community grow in terms of participation and contribution. 



@Anil Belur

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Biography

Anil has been serving the OpenDaylight project since 2016 (since the Boron SR2 release), by contributing to release management and engineering activities, and is an active maintainer of the LF/releng* repositories.
He works closely with the developer community supporting projects, performs timely releases, and maintains the infrastructure for the project. During the late 90s, he began his journey learning Linux,
started his career with Novell, and got an opportunity to contribute to Open Source (MIT Kerberos). He's has worked in the areas of Security & Identity Management, Networking, Storage/File Systems,
Systems/DevOps and Release engineering with firms like Goldman Sachs, HP, and Redhat. He is always inclined to experiment and learn new technologies and has a keen interest in OSS, security, and deep learning.

Committer / ACM seat designation

Either

Statement of Intent

* Migrate existing CI jobs from Jenkins freestyle jobs to Jenkins pipelines.
* Last year, I spearheaded the work on containerizing ODL using docker/K8S pods/clusters. This gives an opportunity for new developers to deploy/test ODL as a container.
   There is scope to add more use-cases and potential opportunities to migrate some of the CSIT jobs onto the K8S environment.
* Improve processes and workflows within OpenDaylight, ensuring best practices are shared across LF projects.
* Optimize ODL's CI infrastructure to improve CI/job performance with a focus on quality, metrics and minimize downtime.
* Continue making OpenDaylight Simultaneous Releases in a timely manner.
* Facilitate new developers to contribute to ODL and automate the infrastructure.
* Improve documentation that would benefit the larger developer community.


@Robert Varga

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Biography

Robert has been involved in OpenDaylight from its start, having co-authored the MD-SAL architecture and designing major portions of its implementation.

He is the overall top contributor on OpenDaylight and has contributed ~16% of all patches merged, touching majority of projects. He is a committer of a wide range of projects — odlparent, yangtools, mdsal, bgpcep, controller, aaa, netconf, vbd, infrautils and coretutorials.

His contributions tend to center around maven build system, overall architecture and high-level design (BGP, PCEP, OpenFlow Boron design, Virtual Bridge Domain), performance/stability-critical pieces of infrastructure and high availability.

His current focus is platform core use cases and related development.

Projects

Committer : odlparent, yantools, mdsal, controller, aaa, netconf, infrautils, openflowplugin, bgpcep
Contributions : All across the spectrum

Statement of Intent


@Ivan Hrasko

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Biography

Ivan has been involved in OpenDaylight since 2016. He has contributed to several projects including: netconf, controller, yangtools, mdsal, sxp, docs, integration/test. Currently the majority of his contributions are targeted to netconf project. In addition he is also interested in yangtools and mdsal.

His activity consists not only of code contributions but also of code reviews for (mostly) first-time ODL contributors.

Ivan has been the project lead of the former self-managed SXP project in 2018 and 2019 and had successfully integrated it with Fluorine ODL release.

Committer / ACM seat designation

ACM seat

Statement of Intent

Help to maintain ODL codebase

Help incomers to get oriented in ODL (code reviews, etc.)

Help to drive technical evolution of the ODL platform

Cedric Ollivier

Biography

Cédric Ollivier is a network automation expert in Orange and is involved in new network architectures around network programmability, global orchestration and network disaggregation.

He contributes to multiple open source projects in relation with Software-Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Functions Virtualization (NFV): OpenStack, OpenDaylight, OPNFV, ONAP, etc.

He has been elected as OPNFV Technical Steering Committee (TSC) member since 2018 and was awarded 3 times as best OPNFV community developer (6 awards in total).

He was first Committer Representative at the LFN Governing Board and is now part of Technical Advisory Council (TAC).

Committer / ACM seat designation

ACM seat

Statement of Intent

Contribute to the next ODL's technical challenges

Share the best ideas and solve the common issues accross the main LFN projects