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    <title>Monty Taylor - Resume</title>
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<h1>Monty Taylor</h1>
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<li>+1 972 979 5079</li>
<li>mordred@inaugust.com</li>
<li><a href="https://twitter.com/e_monty">@e_monty</a></li>
<li><a href="http://inaugust.com/">http://inaugust.com</a></li>
<li><a href="https://keybase.io/mordred">keybase.io/mordred</a></li>
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<div class="techskills">
  Open Source Executive and Free Software Hacker. Expert in Cloud Computing,
  Large Scale Systems, CI/CD and DevOps.
  Frequently found speaking on the Global conference circuit.
  Constantly wearing an extreme amount of hats.
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<h3 class="resumesection">
  <span class="titletitle">Links and Media</span>
</h3>

<div class="techskills">
  <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monty_Taylor">
    Wikipedia: Monty_Taylor</a></div>
<div class="techskills">
  <a href="http://www.businessinsider.com/most-important-people-in-cloud-computing-2014-4#no-22-hps-monty-taylor-changing-how-big-companies-build-clouds-18">
    Infoworld: The 39 Most Important People in Cloud Computing</a></div>
<div class="techskills">
  <a href="https://www.wired.com/2013/04/new-hackers-taylor">
    Wired: Why Open Source Software is like Burning Man (only better)</a></div>
<div class="techskills">
  <a href="https://medium.com/@Jay_Jamison/that-kind-of-blew-my-mind-aka-missing-monty-taylor-dfba9594310f#.wu7a5zyu8">
    Jay Jamison: The kind of blew my mind</a></div>

<h3 class="resumesection">
  <span class="titletitle">OpenStack</span>

  <span class="titledate">2010-present</span>
</h3>
<div class="job">
  <p>OpenStack Technical Committee Member</p>
  <p class="jobskillslist">2012-present</p>
  <ul>
    <li>Oversee technical governance of the OpenStack project.</li>
  </ul>
</div>

<div class="job">
  <p>OpenStack Foundation Board of Directors Individual Member</p>
  <p class="jobskillslist">2012-2016</p>
  <ul>
    <li>Oversaw business, legal and branding concerns
      representing the Individual Members of the Foundation.</li>
  </ul>
</div>

<div class="job">
  <p>OpenStack Project Policy Board Member</p>
  <p class="jobskillslist">2011-2012</p>
  <ul>
    <li>Oversaw overall governance of OpenStack in the days before the
      Foundation was established.</li>
  </ul>
</div>

<div class="job">
  <p>OpenStack Infra</p>
  <p class="jobtitle">Founder, PTL Emeritus, Core Team Member</p>
  <p class="jobskillslist">2010-present</p>
  <ul>
    <li>Founded the OpenStack Infra team, responsible for development,
      operation and scaling of all of the support systems for OpenStack.</li>
    <li>Built world's largest Open Source CI infrastructure, supporting 2500
      developers world wide, landing 10k changes per month and consuming
      approximately 20k cloud servers per day.</li>
    <li>Oversaw the creation of Zuul, Nodepool, Storyboard, git-review, pbr,
      elastic-recheck and countless other systems</li>
    <li>Wrote shade and os-client-config libraries to drive multi-cloud
      interoperability and orchestration.</li>
    <li>Ansible core developer and owner of OpenStack and Puppet modules</li>
  </ul>
</div>

<div class="job">
  <p>Red Hat</p>
  <p class="jobtitle">
    Member of Technical Staff, Office of Technology: Dallas, TX</p>
  <p class="jobskillslist">2016-present</p>
  <ul>
    <li>Driving strategy related to CI/CD.</li>
    <li>Leading development team focused on Zuul. Specifically focused on
      delivering the Ansible-based Zuul v3 to allow for richer multi-node
      testing and reduction of difference between testing and production.</li>
    <li>Facilitating multi-cloud OpenStack efforts through Shade project.</li>
  </ul>
</div>

<div class="job">
  <p>NYU</p>
  <p class="jobtitle">Adjunct Professor, ITP: New York, NY</p>
  <p class="jobskillslist">2016</p>
  <ul>
    <li>Taught course on "Lighting Without the Board" - focusing on custom
      programmatic control of lighting and overview of lighting design.</li>
    <li>Guest lectures on Privacy in the Digitial Age.</li>
  </ul>
</div>

<div class="job">
  <p>IBM</p>
  <p class="jobtitle">Distinguished Engineer, Cloud: New York, NY / Dallas, TX</p>
  <p class="jobskillslist">2015-2016</p>
  <ul>
    <li>Led OpenStack Innovation team focused on CI/CD and scaling of
      OpenStack for Public Cloud.</li>
  </ul>
</div>

<div class="job">
  <p>Hewlett-Packard</p>
  <p class="jobtitle">
  Distinguished Technologist, Cloud: New York, NY / Palo Alto, CA</p>
  <p class="jobskillslist">2011-2015</p>
  <ul>
    <li>Led teams focused on CI and CD of OpenStack for both Public and
      Private cloud products</li>
    <li>Grew two separate teams in parallel, one internal and one external.
      Each went from 2 to ~50 over a two year period.</li>
    <li>"Face of OpenStack" for HP. drove partnerships and customer
      engagements externally. Represented OpenStack internally to engineering
      organizations across Business Units.</li>
    <li>Staffed for and achieved technical leadership and recognition for HP
      in OpenStack. Based on C-Suite requests housed over half of the
      OpenStack Technical Committee and many PTLs within my team. Drove HP
      to be the top overall contributor to OpenStack during my tenure.</li>
    <li>Oversaw the creation of TripleO, which was the basis of HP Helion and
      is now the foundation of Red Hat's OpenStack product line.</li>
    <li>Oversaw the creation of Ironic and Bifrost.</li>
    <li>Oversaw the stabalization of Keystone.</li>
    <li>Staffed and led the OpenStack Infra team singlehandedly. Grew community
      consensus of the need for broader staffing and succeeded in achieving
      divestiture of the team from being a single-company team.</li>
  </ul>
</div>

<div class="job">
  <p>Rackspace Cloud</p>
  <p class="jobtitle">System Architect: New York, NY</p>
  <p class="jobskillslist">2010-2011</p>
  <ul>
    <li>Helped start the OpenStack project (see creation line on
      <a href='https://launchpad.net/openstack'>
        https://launchpad.net/openstack</a>).</li>
    <li>Created a working development process, code review system and
      instituted the concept of "gated commits" where code only landed if
      tests passed and where no develper had direct commit access.</li>
    <li>Laid ground work for scaling the developer ecosystem from ~40
      developers to the current average of 2500 in any given six month
      period.</li>
    <li>Coordinated with varying and competing interests from teams at
      Rackspace, NASA and Canonical.</li>
  </ul>
</div>

<h3 class="resumesection">
    <span class="titletitle">The MySQL Years</span>

    <span class="titledate">2005-2010</span>
</h3>

<div class="job">
  <p>Rackspace</p>
  <p class="jobtitle">System Architect: Seattle, WA / New York, NY</p>
  <p class="jobskillslist">C++, Python, Drizzle, Linux, OSX, Solaris</p>
  <ul>
    <li>Core developer on <a href="http://launchpad.net/drizzle">Drizzle</a>:
      a modern fork of MySQL for the Cloud</li>
    <li>Wrangled Drizzle build and plugin sub-systems.</li>
    <li>Managed and owned Drizzle coding standards and C++ standardization.</li>
    <li>Authored <a href="http://launchpad.net/pandora-build">pandora-build</a> - A set of simple and robust autotools macros.</li>
    <li>Worked on Bazaar and Rackspace Cloud plugins for Hudson</li>
  </ul>
</div>

<div class="job">
  <p>Sun Microsystems</p>
  <p class="jobtitle">Staff Engineer: Seattle, WA</p>
  <p class="jobskillslist">C++, Drizzle, MySQL, Linux, OSX, Solaris</p>
  <ul>
    <li>Core developer on <a href="http://launchpad.net/drizzle">Drizzle</a>: a modern fork of MySQL for the Cloud</li>
    <li>Wrangled Drizzle build and plugin sub-systems.</li>
    <li>Managed and owned Drizzle coding standards and C++ standardization.</li>
    <li>Drizzle "Captain" - primary community code liason.</li>
    <li>Authored <a href="http://launchpad.net/pandora-build">pandora-build</a> - A set of simple and robust autotools macros.</li>
    <li>Authored <a href="http://launchpad.net/drizzle-interface">drizzle-interface</a> - Bindings to libdrizzle.</li>
    <li>Authored <a href="http://launchpad.net/gearman-interface">gearman-interface</a> - Bindings to libgearman.</li>
  </ul>
</div>

<div class="job">
  <p>MySQL</p>
  <p class="jobtitle">Senior Consultant: Seattle, WA / Stockholm, Sweden</p>
  <p class="jobskillslist">MySQL, MySQL Cluster, Heartbeat, DRBD, Linux, C++, C#, Python, Java, PHP, Ruby</p>
  <ul>
    <li>Solutions Architect for top 10 web properties, telcos and gaming companies.</li>
    <li>Expert in High Availability and Clustering Solutions.</li>
    <li>Authored <a href="http://launchpad.net/ndb-bindings">NDB/Bindings</a> - Wrappers for MySQL Cluster NDB API in Java, Python, Ruby, C#, Perl and Lua.</li>
    <li>Member of the MySQL Debian Packaging team.</li>
    <li>Technical owner of MySQL/Linbit relationship related to DRBD.</li>
  </ul>
</div>

<h3 class="resumesection">
    <span class="titletitle">Startups</span>

    <span class="titledate">1999-2005</span>
</h3>

<div class="job">
  <p>StageFiles</p>
  <p class="jobtitle">Founder, Partner: Dallas, TX / Seattle, WA</p>
  <p class="jobskillslist">Plone, Python, mod_python, TurboGears, Debian/Ubuntu GNU/Linux</p>
<ul>
 <li>Started, ran and managed company with partner.</li>
 <li>Designed and developed a web-based portfolio system for
   Theatrical Design.</li>
</ul>
</div>

<div class="job">
  <p>In August Productions</p>
  <p class="jobtitle">Founder, CEO</p>
  <p class="jobskillslist">Python, Zope, elisp, LaTeX, exim, ZODB, GTK, Glade, Cyrus, SASL,
  SquirrelMail, Apache,
  Debian GNU/Linux, Debian Packaging FreeBSD</p>
  <ul>
    <li>Started and managed small business concerns, including hiring, payroll and billing.</li>
    <li>Designed an extensible theatrical lighting control system.</li>
    <li>Wrote a play typesetting program.</li>
    <li>Co-developed email and web hosting system.</li>
    <li>Authored an RFP response with Zope Corp. for an online testing system.</li>
    <em>Clients included:</em>

    <div class="job">
      <p>Washington Mutual: Seattle, WA</p>
      <p class="jobskillslist">C#, Python, LaTeX, Python, Subversion,
         Apache2, Tomcat, Solaris, Windows XP</p>
      <ul>
        <li>Developed reporting solution for Loan Prepayment Modeling.</li>
        <li>Provided system support including administration and system design.</li>
      </ul>
    </div>


    <div class="job">
      <p>Monster.com: Boston, MA</p>
      <p class="jobskillslist">Zope, Python, DTML, C#, SQL Server, Perforce, Windows 2000</p>
      <ul>
        <li>Single point of contact for Zope related issues for the organization.</li>
      </ul>
    </div>

    <div class="job">
      <p>Tahinis Mediterranean Bistro: Bar Harbor, ME</p>
      <p class="jobskillslist">Plone, Python, Javascript, CSS, Debian GNU/Linux</p>
      <ul>
        <li>Created an Online menu system for restaurants.</li>
      </ul>
    </div>

    <div class="job">
      <p>North Carolina State University: Raleigh, NC</p>
      <p class="jobskillslist">Zope, Python, mod-perl, Javascript, CSS, Apache,
         Debian GNU/Linux, Solaris</p>
      <ul>
        <li>Created a system to help students write better lab reports.</li>
        <li>Created a system to protect copywritten works used in course materials.</li>
        <li>Worked on web-based system to translate Western Characters into Hindi.</li>
      </ul>
    </div>

    <div class="job">
      <p>Cox Interactive Media: Atlanta, GA</p>
      <p class="jobskillslist">Zope, Python, Oracle, PL/SQL, Java, Solaris</p>
      <ul>
        <li>Implemented a Content Management System.</li>
      </ul>
    </div>

    <div class="job" style="page-break-before: always">
      <p>Thingamy: Oslo, Norway</p>
      <p class="jobskillslist">Python</p>
      <ul>
        <li>Wrote a tool to migrate data from legacy database to ZODB.</li>
      </ul>
    </div>

    <div class="job">
      <p>Alexander Consulting: London, England</p>
      <p class="jobskillslist">Zope</p>
      <ul>
        <li>Provided solution assessment for proposed CRM System.</li>
      </ul>
    </div>

    <div class="job">
      <p>iuveno: Ingolstadt, Germany</p>
      <p class="jobskillslist">Zope, Python, LDAP, IMAP, SuSE GNU/Linux, ZEO</p>
      <ul>
        <li>Worked on a web-based CRM system that interfaced Palm Pilots.</li>
      </ul>
    </div>

    <div class="job">
      <p>MTNI: Atlanta, GA</p>
      <p class="jobskillslist">Python</p>
      <ul>
        <li>Developed a Python library implementation of RFC 1861 - SNPP.</li>
      </ul>
    </div>


  </ul>

  <div class="job"> <!-- style="page-break-before: always"> -->
    <p>HRSmart</p>
    <p class="jobtitle">Senior System Administrator: Dallas, TX</p>
    <p class="jobskillslist">Apache, MySQL, Debian GNU/Linux, dirvish, Exim, Debian Packaging</p>
    <ul>
      <li>Administered Debian GNU/Linux, Apache and MySQL servers.</li>
    </ul>
  </div>

  <div class="job">
    <p>Information Innovation</p>
    <p class="jobtitle">
    Information Artist / Lead Developer: Amsterdam, The Netherlands</p>
    <p class="jobskillslist">
    Perl, MySQL, Apache, Zope, Python, RedHat GNU/Linux, Solaris, MacOS X</p>
    <ul>
      <li>Led development efforts for web-based strategic intelligence product.</li>
      <li>Designed and developed Internet news-feed reading and processing system.</li>
      <li>Architected internal company systems for messaging and Intranet.</li>
    </ul>
  </div>


<h3 class="resumesection">
    <span class="titletitle">Pre-history</span>

    <span class="titledate">1995-1999</span>
</h3>

  <div class="job">
    <p>Branch Bank and Trust</p>
    <p class="jobtitle">Enterprise Management Systems Analyst: Wilson, NC</p>
    <p class="jobskillslist">Tivoli, Perl, ksh, AIX, Windows</p>
    <ul>
      <li>Wrote and maintained Perl and shell scripts for Tivoli system
        automation.</li>
    </ul>
  </div>

  <div class="job">
    <p>Best Consulting: Group Health Cooperative</p>
    <p class="jobtitle">Consultant: Seattle, WA</p>
    <p class="jobskillslist">Perl, ksh, Sybase, T-SQL, Stored Procedures,
    Solaris</p>
    <ul>
      <li>Wrote code to update and manage Data Warehouse Common Dimensions
        tables.</li>
    </ul>
  </div>

  <div class="job">
    <p>EDS: Russell Stover Candies, Kansas City, MO</p>
    <p class="jobtitle">Information Analyst</p>
    <p class="jobskillslist">Perl, ksh, Sybase, T-SQL, AIX</p>
    <ul>
      <li>Administered systems and performed DBA tasks supporting a 24x7
        manufacturing and shipping environment.</li>
    </ul>
  </div>

  <div class="job">
    <p>Fujitsu Network Communications, Dallas, TX</p>
    <p class="jobtitle">UNIX Admin/Support</p>
    <p class="jobskillslist">AIX, C, Framemaker SDK, ksh</p>
    <ul>
      <li>Provided system and user support for Desktop AIX systems.</li>
    </ul>
  </div>

  <div class="job">
    <p>IBM, Raleigh, NC</p>
    <p class="jobtitle">UNIX Admin/Support</p>
    <p class="jobskillslist">MVS, AIX, C, ksh</p>
    <ul>
      <li>Provided system and AIX support for the TCP Performance Testing
        on MVS</li>
    </ul>
  </div>

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