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This election and nomination process is limited to those individuals who have committer rights on one or more OpenDaylight Projects. Any OpenDaylight Committer 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.

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Information on Candidates

When self-nominating, please provide the following:

@Candidate Name

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Biography

Statement of Intent


Abhijit Kumbhare

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Biography

Abhijit is the current TSC Chair for OpenDaylight. As the OpenDaylight TSC Chair, he has presented OpenDaylight at various conferences including ONS, North America, ONS Europe and Linux Foundation's OSN Networking Day in the Bay Area. He was the project lead for the OpenDaylight OpenFlow plugin project since its inception till the start of the Oxygen release as well as a committer on the TTP project. He was elected to the TSC in both the 2016 and the 2017 committer-at-large TSC elections. During the 2017 TSC term - he came up with and evangelized the idea of calendar based ODL release schedules which is now being implemented in Oxygen and beyond. He is technical lead for Ericsson OpenDaylight efforts and works in the Technology department for Ericsson's Cloud unit. In the past he had been an active member of the Forwarding Abstractions Workgroup (FAWG) at the Open Networking Foundation (ONF) and has contributed to and evangelized the main example table type pattern at the FAWG meetings/ONF member workdays. He has around 20 years of experience in networking software development as well as leading teams toward successful outcomes. Prior to joining Ericsson he led a 100+ person software development team at Blade Network Technologies into a successful integration into IBM via acquisition. He is an alumnus of Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur.

Statement of Intent

As a member of the TSC, Abhijit is intending to drive the following issues:

  • Improved usability & consumability of OpenDaylight
    • Improved user as well as developer level documentation 
    • Focus by the TSC to improve the ease of new developer / user on-boarding
    • API stability across releases and supporting design practices
  • Maintain  good release cycles and processes for the ODL simultaneous releases
  • Apply his experiences as the OpenFlow Plugin project lead to facilitate discussions on how to introduce & handle major design changes in key projects with multiple dependencie


Faseela K

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Faseela is a current member of the OpenDaylight TSC, and a Platform Development Engineer at Cisco DNA Center.

Prior to Cisco, Faseela worked as Senior Technical Lead in the SDN Controller group at Ericsson R&D, and was an active participant of Ericsson contributions to the OpenDaylight community. Faseela joined OpenDaylight Community in 2014 and has been actively contributing to several of the projects since then. 

Faseela started her journey in OpenDaylight with the vpnservice project, which further got split into GENIUS and Netvirt, where she eventually took up the responsibility of the PTL role for GENIUS and later Netvirt.  Currently she is the PTL for two infra projects in ODL, ServiceUtils and InfraUtils. She is also an active contributor and committer at several other OpenDaylight projects. Faseela always tries to improve the quality of the services provided by ODL for all applications, and tries to improve the overall delivery of the project by giving constant support to the problems faced by users. Faseela is a mentor at the LFN Internships, also she coaches a lot of new comers including students to get started on OpenDaylight.

Faseela has been a speaker on various SDN, OpenFlow, Containers related topics at forums including OpenNetworkingSummit, MPLS & SDN World Congress, Opendaylight Summit, ODL Forum, OpenSource Summit etc. She has also successfully conducted several workshops based on OpenDaylight at GraceHopper Conference, ODL Forum India etc, with the aim of getting more traction for OpenDaylight among Networking Companies. She has also been visiting universities in India to give presentations on OpenDaylight and inform students about the various opportunities they have in OpenDaylight including internship opportunities.

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Statement of Intent

  • Drive better coordination between service/protocol projects and app projects, also improve the coordination with kernel projects integration
  • Encourage more female contributors to OpenDaylight, as part of the “Women in Opensource” initiative of Linux Foundation.
  • Improve the visibility of OpenDaylight among students of Indian Universities, and encourage more participation in LFN Internship Programme
  • Continue to Drive successful delivery of the various OpenDaylight projects, with quality.
  • Improve OpenDaylight Documentation




Venkatrangan Govindarajan

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Biography

Venkatrangan is currently a committer to the Opendaylight and a Senior Test Engineer at Lumina Networks.
He has been contributing to Opendaylight since Hydrogen release.The contribution started with the VTN Project (currently archived), and then integration/test, releng/builder and the Netvirt Project.

He has participated in all phases of the project (vtn) from incubation to stable.

He has been instrumental in creating the openstack integration test for Opendaylight and also optimize fir reducing test execution times.

Projects

Statement of Intent

  • Continue to Work on delivery of different projects
  • Add more use cases involving multiple projects in test jobs and help improve quality
  • Participate with various other communities and help plan the integration with Opendaylight
  • Help improve overall documentation


Tejas Nevrekar

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Biography

Tejas Nevrekar is a Principal Engineer/Manager at Lumina Networks. He has been working on the OpenDaylight controller and applications since its inception - first from IBM and later as a part of Nuviso Networks Inc where he was a Principal Architect for the product portfolio. Prior to this he has spent more than a decade on development/architecture of service assurance and service provisioning for Tier-1/2 service providers from Infosys and Centina Systems (recently acquired by Ciena).

Tejas started working in the first AD-SAL based ODL for a flow management service in IBM's OpenFlow SDN controller based on Hydrogen. He also developed the service chaining feature including integration with IBM's Dove controller. During his work at Nuviso, he developed a traffic engineering application for OpenFlow to be deployed in clustered mode. Thereafter he moved to doing more non-ODL projects for Nuviso mostly on Spring and the Nefflix OSS microservice platform. These were a NFV orchestration and a common device abstraction platform compliant to ETSI NFV architecture & interface specifications. In Lumina, Tejas has been working on multiple projects in the area of Software Defined Core (SD-Core) that enables programmable traffic engineering for packet and openflow networks. He also has a keen interest in making ODL work in more micro-service and scale-out infrastructure like kubernetes. In the past few months he has been actively trying to expand ODL Simple to other southbound protocols and applications in ODL in an attempt to make it more nimble to deploy.

Tejas has participated/spoken in multiple industry events like the TMForum Digital World, TMForum Catalyst, Cisco Live, Open Networking Summit, Open Source Summit, OpenDaylight Summit, OpenDaylight Forums.

Projects

  • Shadow PTL: NETCONF
  • Committer Plastic

Statement of Intent

  • Contribute to enabling micro service roadmap for ODL
  • Improve the developer experience with ODL. I find information is often hard to find and sometimes not presented in a way that is directly usable.

Jamo Luhrsen

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Biography

Jamo's entire career to date (21 years via Cisco, HP, Red Hat and currently Lumina Networks) has been in the networking industry exclusively in system test and automation. He works remotely from Sacramento, CA. He has been involved as a contributor since the 2nd OpenDaylight release (Helium). He has worked closely as the test lead in several projects including OpenflowPlugin, OVSDB, and Netvirt. He has served as the Integration/Test projects Technical Lead (PTL) since 2015 and served on the TSC since 2016.

Projects

  • PTL: Integration/Test
  • Committer Integration/Test, Integration/Packaging, Releng/Builder, Autorelease

Statement of Intent

  • Test automation has always been important to me and I believe it is vital to any software project. As the PTL of Integration/Test I try to help drive high quality automated system test across all OpenDaylight projects which in turn helps deliver a higher quality OpenDaylight release. The top benchmark for deciding release quality resides on the automated tests run by the various OpenDaylight projects and supporting and that process will be a top priority.


Luis Gomez

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Luis Gomez is a Principal Engineer at Lumina Networks. Previously he was a Principal Software Test Engineer in the Open Source Software group at Brocade where he spent 4 years integrating, testing and supporting OpenDaylight in customer solutions, before he was a Solution Integration Engineer at Ericsson where he spent more than a decade integrating and testing service provider networks

Projects

Luis is PTL of integration/distribution and committer in the integration/test, releng/builder, releng/autorelease and docs projects as well as test contact for OpenFlow plugin project. Most of Luis contribution is on test infrastructure and system test for OpenDaylight core components, recent works include common distribution and CSIT for self-managed projects, multi-patch job enhancements and test dashboard for OpenDaylight (ongoing work).

Statement of Intent

My goal for OpenDaylight has always been the same: deliver the quality and usability required for the controller to be broadly consumed and ultimately deployed in production, while fostering projects collaboration and contributors innovation. OpenDaylight has evolved since its start and I believe current users are looking for an stable, flexible and scalable platform they can use to write SDN applications. As a TSC member I would like to work in community matters like: new contributors welcome, lower entry barrier, users technical support, updated documentation, or simpler processes; as well as technical matters like: current platform features and performance competitiveness, integration with new technologies (e.g. kubernetes) or southbound devices interoperability.


@Balaji Varadaraju

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Biography

Balaji Varadaraju is a Principal Engineer at Lumina Networks. He has been working on the OpenDaylight controller and applications since Hydrogen release. He has been contributing to NETCONF, RESTCONF and YANGTOOLS projects and is a committer to DAEXIM and upcoming Plastic projects. He has been leading teams that work on various ODL based applications that manage devices from various vendors in large production networks. He has worked in the areas of networking, network management and predictive analytics. Contributed to many usability aspects of NETCONF to drive its adoption in the industry.

Projects

Committer : Daexim, Plastic
Contributions : NETCONF PTL, YANGTOOLS

Statement of Intent

Passionate about improving the usability aspects of ODL and thus driving its adoption. Very keen about practical considerations and industry requirements and drive those changes. I would also like to improve the documentation of ODL. Another aspect I am very interested in is integration of ODL with modern software stacks.


Anil Belur

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Anil has been working with the Linux Foundation and the OpenDaylight Release management (since 2016). He currently serves as a TSC member, assisting the project/community on the infrastructure, CI, releases, and automation. He currently maintains some of the LF Releng repositories and performs regular release cycles on Global-jjb and LFTools which are used in many LF projects.

He started his career by experimenting with Linux in the late 90's and has been working with Open source over the last two decades. Prior to that he worked with Security Engineering Team in Novell, File systems developer with HP and Systems Engineer with RedHat. He has contributed to MIT Kerberos project integration with LDAP in the past. His interests are in the area of Security & IdM, Networking, Systems engineering, and Deep learning.

Projects

  • PTL: releng/autorelease, integration/packaging, lf-releng/global-jjb
  • Committer on releng/builder, integration/dist. LF-releng/*
  • Maintains and releases Global-jjb, common-packer, LF ansible and LFTools repos.
  • Maintains and releases OpenDaylight packages on upstream CentOS/CBS repositories.
  • Contributed and made improvements Openstack Jenkins-job-builder. 
  • Mentored JJB intern for LF Internship 2018-19. Mentor on Community Bridge

Statement of Intent

  • 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 workflows.
  • Improve documentation that would benefit the larger developer community.


Arunprakash D

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Arunprakash is a Senior Technical Lead at Ericsson R&D. He has been working on Opendaylight projects since June 2016.

He started his opendaylight contributions with Genius projects and later on moved to Openflowplugin project. Currently he is the PTL for Openflowplugin and improved openflowplugin quality through out its releases. He has been part of ODL from Boron timeframe.

Projects

  • PTL : Openflowplugin

Statement of Intent

  • Continue making contribution to Openflowplugin and release it in a timely manner
  • Improve overall documentation for ODL



@Robert Varga

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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 ~13% 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. Examples of past contributions include the in-memory datastore, which boasts 100x performance advantage over available YANG-based datastores, and BGP and PCEP implementations, which offer performance on-par with leading routers and are now being extended to full feature parity by 3 companies working in the OpenDaylight community. His latest area of focus is Clustered Data Store, where he contributes to improving reliability and throughput and groundwork needed for in-service cluster upgrades.

His past experience includes 5 years in IT operations and 21 years of building network-related technologies, ranging from simple network elements to self-organizing distributed systems. In the past 13 years in his capacity as CTO of Pantheon Technologies its growth to 120+ engineers.

Projects

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

Statement of Intent

  • Drive technical evolution of the OpenDaylight platform
  • Continue atomizing our release process


Hema Gopalakrishnan

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Hema is currently PTL of Genius Project. Hema is a Principal Engineer at Ericsson R&D and has been an active participant of Ericsson contributions to the OpenDaylight community. Hema joined OpenDaylight Community in 2013 and has been actively contributing to ODL since its Hydrogen release. Hema started contributing to Openflow plugin project and later moved to Genius. Hema has been a speaker at various OpenNetworkingSummit. She has also conducted tutorials on OpenDaylight in Opendaylight Summit in US and in India.


Projects

PTL:  Genius
Committer: Openflow plugin, ODLTools, GENIUS

Statement of Intent

To help in Opendaylight project releases.
Improve OpenDaylight Documentation thereby making it easy for new comers to on-board quickly.


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