Monty Taylor

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Monty Taylor
Born (1975-08-12) August 12, 1975 (age 43)
Atlanta, Georgia, United States
ResidenceDallas, Texas
EducationB.F.A. Theatre (Directing)
Alma materAbilene Christian University
OccupationSoftware developer
EmployerRed Hat
Known forOpenStack, Drizzle, Mysql
Home townDurham, North Carolina
Websiteinaugust.com

Monty Taylor (born 12 August 1975) is a free software[1] hacker, theatre director and lighting designer. He has been named one of the most important people in cloud computing[2] and was featured by Wired as part of 'The New Hackers'.[3]

Free software[edit]

MySQL[edit]

Monty was a Senior Consultant at MySQL AB.[4] While there he was a specialist in High Availability and MySQL Cluster which led to the creation of NDB-connector,[5] a set of bindings to the underlying NDB API of MySQL Cluster.

After MySQL was acquired by Sun, Monty joined the team working on Drizzle.[6] which subsequently moved to Rackspace after the Oracle acquisition of Sun.[7]

OpenStack[edit]

While at Rackspace, Monty helped to launch the OpenStack project.[8] He was responsible for the original creation of OpenStack's "Gating" system[9] and is the founder and past PTL of the OpenStack Infra project.[10] He is one of the top overall contributors to OpenStack over the history of the project,.[11]

Monty serves as an Individual Member on the OpenStack Foundation board of directors[12] as well as the OpenStack Technical Committee[13]

In 2011, Monty moved from Rackspace to HP. There he formed a team that developed TripleO project for deploying OpenStack[14] which went on to become the basis for the first release of HP's Helion OpenStack[15] and Red Hat's RDO[16]

In 2013, Monty was honored by the Brazilian Government for his contributions to Free Software.[17][18]

In 2015, Monty moved to IBM[19][20] to lead the OpenStack Innovation team as a Distinguished Engineer.

Since 2016, Monty has been a Member of Technical Staff at Red Hat[21][22] working on CI with Zuul and Ansible.

Theatre[edit]

Monty started his Theatre career as a stagehand at Stewart Theatre in Raleigh, North Carolina[23] while enrolled at North Carolina State University.

Monty later transferred to Abilene Christian University where he got a BFA in Theatre with a focus on directing. While there, he served as lighting designer and technical director for ACU's Sing Song event.[24] [25] He continued his education in the MFA program at CalArts, but left and moved to Seattle in 2005.

Monty directed a mildly controversial adaptation of Shakespeare's Henry V called King Henry for Ghostlight Theatricals.[26][27] He was also a frequent collaborator at Taproot Theatre in Seattle,[28] [29] Penfold Theatre in Austin[30] [31] and with The Bengsons on their rock opera Hundred Days in Seattle, New York and San Francisco.[32] In celebration of the first day of legal same-sex marriage in the State of Washington, Monty lit Seattle's City Hall. [33]

Monty is an associate artist with Seattle's The Satori Group.[34] He designed the lighting for all of Satori's productions from 2009–2011. During that time, The Satori Group was runner up for the Seattle Times' "Friskiest Fringe Establishment" aware in 2009,[35] and won the "Avant-garde Afterglow" award for their production of and adaptation of George Saunders' short story "Winky".[36]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lemmings, Think Different and Why Free Software is Still Important | SCALE 13x". Socallinuxexpo.org. February 21, 2015. Retrieved May 11, 2016.
  2. ^ "The 39 Most Important People in Cloud Computing". Businessinsider.com. Retrieved May 11, 2016.
  3. ^ "Why Open Source Software Is Like Burning Man (Only Better)". WIRED. April 29, 2013. Retrieved May 11, 2016.
  4. ^ "Using oprofile with the MySQL Server | James' World". Jebriggs.com. April 29, 2009. Retrieved May 11, 2016.
  5. ^ "Writing Efficient Java Applications for MySQL Cluster Using NDB/J : MySQL Conference & Expo 2009 - O'Reilly Conferences, April 20 - 23, 2009, Santa Clara, CA". Conferences.oreilly.com. Retrieved May 11, 2016.
  6. ^ "TXLF - Drizzle: A Database Designed for Operations : Monty Taylor : Free Download & Streaming : Internet Archive". Archive.org. Retrieved May 11, 2016.
  7. ^ Rodrigues, Savio (March 12, 2010). "Sun Drizzle team members move to Rackspace". InfoWorld. Retrieved May 11, 2016.
  8. ^ "OpenStack in Launchpad". Launchpad.net. Retrieved May 11, 2016.
  9. ^ "Scaling OpenStack Development with Git, Gerrit, and Jenkins". Docs.openstack.org. November 1, 2003. Retrieved May 11, 2016.
  10. ^ "OpenStack TL Interview: Monty Taylor, OpenStack CI Project". Mirantis.com. Retrieved May 11, 2016.
  11. ^ "OpenStack community contribution in all releases". Stackalytics. Retrieved May 11, 2016.
  12. ^ "Board of Directors » OpenStack Open Source Cloud Computing Software". Openstack.org. Retrieved May 11, 2016.
  13. ^ "Technical Committee » OpenStack Open Source Cloud Computing Software". Openstack.org. March 17, 2015. Retrieved May 11, 2016.
  14. ^ s (April 1, 2013). "Welcome to the Mind-Bending World of Cloud-on-Cloud Computing". WIRED. Retrieved May 11, 2016.
  15. ^ Havrila, Peter. "Introduction and LAB tutorial of HP Helion Community Edition, the OpenStack based "cloud" system that can give you a personal cloud!". Networkgeekstuff.com. Retrieved May 11, 2016.
  16. ^ "HOWTO: OpenStack Deployment using TripleO and the Red Hat OpenStack Director". Keith Tenzer. October 14, 2015. Retrieved May 11, 2016.
  17. ^ "Consegi receives big names — consegi". 2013.consegi.gov.br. Retrieved May 11, 2016.
  18. ^ "Consegi realiza homenagens — consegi". 2013.consegi.gov.br (in Portuguese). July 25, 2013. Retrieved May 11, 2016.
  19. ^ "A Coup for Big Blue | Blue Box". Blueboxcloud.com. August 4, 2015. Retrieved May 11, 2016.
  20. ^ Taylor, Monty. "The Next Step". Inaugust.com. Retrieved May 11, 2016.
  21. ^ https://www.linkedin.com/in/montytaylor/
  22. ^ https://www.openstack.org/summit/barcelona-2016/summit-schedule/speakers/1604
  23. ^ "Google Groups". Groups.google.com. Retrieved May 11, 2016.
  24. ^ "Technical staff works behind the scenes: Students prepare Sing Song set | Optimist". Acuoptimist.com. Retrieved May 11, 2016.
  25. ^ "The Optimist (Abilene, Tex.), Vol. 91, No. 29, Ed. 1, Friday, January 17, 2003, Sequence: 4 | The Portal to Texas History". Texashistory.unt.edu. January 17, 2003. Retrieved May 11, 2016.
  26. ^ Adcock, Joe (May 8, 2006). "On Stage: 'Pippin' is all flash and razzmatazz". Seattlepi.com. Retrieved May 11, 2016.
  27. ^ Nelson, Sean (May 11, 2006). "On Stage - Theater". The Stranger. Retrieved May 11, 2016.
  28. ^ "Theater review | Taproot company knows way around Jules Verne's "World"". The Seattle Times. May 27, 2009. Retrieved May 11, 2016.
  29. ^ "Theater Review: A Soothing and Sunny "Enchanted April"". Seattle Post Globe. October 6, 2009. Retrieved May 11, 2016.
  30. ^ Blouke, Cate. "Review: Penfold Theatre's "Red"". Austin360.com. Retrieved May 11, 2016.
  31. ^ "Review: I Love You Because - Arts". The Austin Chronicle. June 24, 2011. Retrieved May 11, 2016.
  32. ^ "100 Days prospectus 2014 by Ulla". Issuu.com. Retrieved May 11, 2016.
  33. ^ "Seattle City Hall becomes state's same-sex marriage capital". Seattlepi.com. December 9, 2012. Retrieved May 11, 2016.
  34. ^ "Associate Artists". The Satori Group. Retrieved May 11, 2016.
  35. ^ "Drum roll! The Footlight Awards for excellence in local theater". The Seattle Times. Retrieved May 11, 2016.
  36. ^ "Best of 2010 in Seattle-area theater: the Footlight Awards". The Seattle Times. January 1, 2011. Retrieved May 11, 2016.