Shilla Saebi is an Open Source Program Manager who focuses on community and has been with Comcast for almost a decade. She has worked in many diverse roles within the tech industry in positions ranging from operations engineering, system administration, customer service, and network operations. Shilla is an open source contributor and actively supports several open source communities such as the Linux Foundation, Apache, and OpenStack.
Nominated to serve as a member of the OpenStack User Committee by the existing board members, she was the first woman to serve on OpenStack's UC (2014-2019). She was also a core contributor to the OpenStack docs project and currently sits on the Editorial Advisory Board for OpenStack Superuser Magazine. Shilla also served on the board of the OpenStack Innovation Center (OSIC) from 2015-2017, where she helped the community develop and test code at scale. She formed the OpenStack Northern Virginia meetup group which has over 650 members and is currently an OpenStack ambassador for the East Coast of the United States.