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.
From 2014-2017, she was nominated to serve as a member of the OpenStack User Committee by the existing board members, becoming the first woman to serve on OpenStack’s UC. 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.
Most recently, Shilla started the Philadelphia Prometheus meetup group, and is helping with a series of internal Kubernetes training workshops at Comcast. She has authored several blog posts on open source technology and has spoken about cloud operations, diversity, and open source community building at many technology conferences around the globe. Outside of the world of open source, she enjoys music, traveling, outdoor activities, and art. Shilla is based in Crystal City, Virginia. You can follow her on Twitter @ShillaSaebi.