Steven Dake

Principal Engineer

Cloud CTO Office

Steven Dake currently serves as an elected Individual Director of the OpenStack Foundation. Steve is also actively involved in bridging communities between the OpenStack's community and adjacent communities.

Steve currently serves as a core reviewer of OpenStack Kolla and contributes to the design and implementation of OpenStack Kolla heavily. Steve previously served as Kolla PTL for Newton, Mitaka, Liberty, Kilo and Juno cycles. Steve was also a Magnum core reviewer at the same time as serving the Kolla community as PTL, and contributed to the definition and implementation of the initial Magnum architecture.

Prior to gaining an interest in container technology, Steve initiated and served as PTL of OpenStack Heat with a small development team while at Red Hat, Inc. During this period, Steve served as Heat PTL for Essex, Folsom, and Grizzly.

Prior to Steve's involvement in OpenStack, Steve was primarily focused on the development of open source high availability technology leading the design and implementation of Corosync, a group communication system, which combined with Pacemaker is the de-facto standard high availability stack for Linux. During this period of his career, Steve also served as a technical community leader for the modern Linux high availability stack.

Steve enjoys Hi-Fidelity analog tube audio, electric RC car racing, and hiking with his wife, daughter, and son.


November 9, 2017


OpenStack: Solving for Integration in Open Source Adjacent Communities

2 min read

I have had the pleasure of serving as an Individually elected member of the OpenStack Board of Directors during 2017. Prior to my current work, I served OpenStack to lead the development of and deliver innovative software building blocks for OpenStack in concert with over 28,000 other individuals involved with OpenStack. As a result of […]