Nominee’s bio

Charles Chan, Ph.D.
Member of Technical Staff, Open Networking Foundation
Member of Ambassador Steering Team, ONOS/CORD Community

How long have been working in the Ambassador Program?

I am one of seven founding members of the Ambassador Program and thus I have been working on Ambassador Program since the very beginning. I also serve the ONOS community as a super module owner and the CORD community as a core contributor. In addition, I am a co-founder of SDNDS-TW, a local SDN community in Taiwan that has more than 1,000 members.

What contributions have you made in the past to the Ambassador Program?

I have been involved in the ambassador program as various roles.

As an ambassador, I have (co)hosted local community meetup (in Taiwan and SF Bay Area) at least twice a year. I also speak about ONOS and CORD in numerous local meetup/workshop (e.g. SDNDS-TW Workshop) as well as international events (e.g. ONOS Build and IEEE NetSoft.)

As a mentor, I have interviewed several applicants from time to time. I am currently supporting 5 ambassadors in US and South-East Asia, helping them arranging various events and promoting ONOS/CORD locally and globally.

As a ambassador steering team founding member, I helped drafting the budget requests procedure and the steering team election procedure.

What are you actively working on in the Ambassador Program?

I continue to provide support for my mentees and continue to organize community meetup regularly. The next community meetup which I am currently working on will be held in late September in Taiwan. I also occasionally reach out to people and seek for collaboration opportunities.

Why do you feel you would be a good candidate for this position?

I am a open source enthusiast and I love working with people from different countries with different backgrounds. I have been involved in various open source project for more than 10 years. I joined the Ambassador Program since the beginning and thus I am very familiar with how everything is organized. I am also an active ONOS/CORD core developer, which enables me to provide technical supports to the community.

Are there any changes you would like to bring to the community if elected into this position?

One task I will try to accomplish as an ambassador steering team member is to enhance the ambassador profile with an achievement system. (Yes, like the one you can easily find in any games.) I would like to make sure people’s contribution is fully visible to and recognized by the community. I also think we should regularly reward/commend community members who maintain certain level of achievement.