[OpenStack Foundation] Personal news & see you in Denver
jonathan at openstack.org
Fri Mar 22 20:44:48 UTC 2019
Lauren has been involved in OpenStack since before we had a name for it and had such a huge impact over the last 9 years, including helping us define our open infrastructure strategy over the last couple of years. She’s also built out a great team, and we're very excited to continue working on the awesome new opportunities ahead.
We’ll definitely miss her contributions and her (often unintentional) hilarity, but I know she’ll always be a Stacker no matter where she goes.
Thanks for everything you’ve done in the community, Lauren!
P.S. If you’re on WeChat, Lauren loves stickers, so send her new ones. = )
> On Mar 22, 2019, at 3:20 PM, Lauren Sell <lauren at openstack.org> wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> I have bittersweet news. After 9 years working with the OpenStack community, it’s time for the next chapter in my career. I’ll be wrapping up my work at the Foundation over the coming weeks, but the good news is that we’ve built a strong bench at the Foundation to continue executing on our mission!
> This community means so much to me, and I’ve enjoyed this job and working with all of you more than I can express. We spend a significant amount of our lives working, which is why I feel so fortunate to love my work and the people I work with. And from Snowden to Snowpenstack, it definitely hasn’t been boring!
> I can’t emphasize enough how this is a true community. It’s not just open source code. It’s not just a bunch of logos on a slide. It’s a group of people who have built an incredible platform and culture of collaboration. We’ve had some really amazing wins and some tough days, but we’ve been in it together and have made such a huge impact on the industry. Most of all, I’m proud that we’ve always gone high and stuck to our values, even when others try to tear us down.
> I’m FULLY invested in and passionate about this community and will do everything in my power to continue contributing and supporting everyone. In fact, I will be at the Denver Summit to cheer everyone on and help where I can, so please say hi and selfishly come celebrate my birthday with me on Tuesday the 30th :)
> Going forward, if you need anything from the Foundation marketing team, please reach out to marketing at openstack.org to reach Wes Wilson, Allison Price and others. And of course Jonathan and Mark are always available to help with anything.
> Thank you again for all of your work, your support, your friendship. If we don’t catch up in Denver, I’m always a phone call or DM or email away. Please don’t hesitate to reach out!
> All the best,
> Personal contact info:
> email: laurenenis at gmail.com
> cell: 713-398-8700
> Twitter: @laurensell
> Wechat: laurenlynsell
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