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Hi all,

Tom here, on a personal note.

It's quite fitting that this November our summit is in Australia :)

I'm hoping to see you there because after being part of 15 releases, and
travelling the equivalent of a couple of round trips to the moon to
witness OpenStack grow around the world, the timing is right for me to
step down as your Community Manager.

We've had an incredible journey together, culminating in the healthy
community we have today. Across more than 160 countries, users and
developers collaborate to make clouds better for the work that matters.
The diversity of use is staggering, and the scale of resources being run
is quite significant. We did that :)

Behind the scenes, I've spent the past couple of months preparing to
transition various tasks to other members of the Foundation staff. If
you see a new name behind an openstack.org email address, please give
them due attention and care - they're all great people. I'll be around
through to year end to shepherd the process, so please ping me if you
are worried about anything.

Always remember, you are what makes OpenStack. OpenStack changes and
thrives based on how you feel and what work you do. It's been a
privilege to share the journey with you.

So, my plan? After a decade of diligent effort in organisations
euphemistically described as "minimally-staffed", I'm looking forward to
taking a decent holiday. Though, if you have a challenge interesting
enough to wrest someone from a tropical beach or a misty mountain top ... ;)

There are a lot of you out there to whom I remain indebted. Stay in
touch to make sure your owed drinks make it to you!

+886 988 33 1200
tom@tomfifield.net
https://www.linkedin.com/in/tomfifield
https://twitter.com/TomFifield

Regards,

Tom


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asked Oct 4, 2017 in openstack by Tom_Fifield (13,880 points)   2 3 4

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Thank you for all your hard work and diligence Tom! You have helped me tremendously by simply being a good community member and welcoming face and hand for newcomers. I can say that if not for your kindness and willingness to answer and help whenever asked I would not be as invested in and appreciative of the OpenStack community and a firm believer in OpenSource in general. I will stay in touch and hope you do the same. Please do take all the time you can to relax and enjoy all your hard work you have committed to. You are a champion!

--
Kind regards,

Melvin Hillsman
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On 10/4/17, 9:38 AM, "Tom Fifield" tom@openstack.org wrote:

Hi all,

Tom here, on a personal note.

It's quite fitting that this November our summit is in Australia :)

I'm hoping to see you there because after being part of 15 releases, and 
travelling the equivalent of a couple of round trips to the moon to 
witness OpenStack grow around the world, the timing is right for me to 
step down as your Community Manager.

We've had an incredible journey together, culminating in the healthy 
community we have today. Across more than 160 countries, users and 
developers collaborate to make clouds better for the work that matters. 
The diversity of use is staggering, and the scale of resources being run 
is quite significant. We did that :)

Behind the scenes, I've spent the past couple of months preparing to 
transition various tasks to other members of the Foundation staff. If 
you see a new name behind an openstack.org email address, please give 
them due attention and care - they're all great people. I'll be around 
through to year end to shepherd the process, so please ping me if you 
are worried about anything.

Always remember, you are what makes OpenStack. OpenStack changes and 
thrives based on how you feel and what work you do. It's been a 
privilege to share the journey with you.

So, my plan? After a decade of diligent effort in organisations 
euphemistically described as "minimally-staffed", I'm looking forward to 
taking a decent holiday. Though, if you have a challenge interesting 
enough to wrest someone from a tropical beach or a misty mountain top ... ;)

There are a lot of you out there to whom I remain indebted. Stay in 
touch to make sure your owed drinks make it to you!

+886 988 33 1200
tom@tomfifield.net
https://www.linkedin.com/in/tomfifield
https://twitter.com/TomFifield

Regards,

Tom

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responded Oct 4, 2017 by Melvin_Hillsman (4,480 points)   1 2 2
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I'm sure you're going to be flooded with "thank you" messages, but let me add my voice to that chorus. You have always been a great "human" face to OpenStack, and I, for one, truly appreciate everything you've done.

Thank you!

---- Nick

responded Oct 4, 2017 by Nicholas_Chase (240 points)  
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