Senior R&D Manager
Palo Alto, California
Sean Roberts has been working within the OpenStack community for over three years, with over two years as an OpenStack Board Director. He has been elected three times to represent the OpenStack Foundation Gold Membership. Sean has also held the Chair of Finance and Tax Affairs committee positions, in addition to being a member of the DefCore and Gold Membership committees. He has strong relationships with many of the Gold Members and has been active with the Gold Member tagup meetings. He looks forward to continuing to serve as your Gold Member representative on the Board of Directors.
Sean is a Senior R&D Manager at VMware within the Network Security Business Unit. With a Bachelors Science degree in Computer Engineering from San Jose State University, he has over twenty years experience in the technology industry. Sean has worked at Yahoo, Stanford, Genentech, and Electronic Arts.
Sean is also involved with OpenStack projects. He is currently managing the Congress policy project and is the acting Project Technical Lead for the Training-Guides and Trainers projects. The OpenStack Foundation has recognized Sean as an OpenStack Ambassador, which leads the OpenStack user groups worldwide. In his spare time, Sean leads the San Francisco OpenStack user group with over four thousand members.
“I enjoy working with all the different people involved with OpenStack. There is constant state of optimism and a drive to improve. If I had to pick one thing that makes me feel renewed and happy about my work, it would be helping people to improve themselves. I am always humbled, when I can help someone find a new job or gain a new skill. This is what keeps me going.”