If you would like to self-nominate for the TSC, please list your name, represented group, a short biography, and statement of intent for running.

For details on eligibility and mechanics, please see this page.

Election Timeline

The nomination period will be two weeks from the time that the nomination solicitation email is sent to both the Announce and Dev lists.

The election period will be two weeks from the time that the CIVS voting URLs are sent out.

In the event that there is any technical issue with either the lists.io email service or the CIVS service, the election coordinator may extend either period by up to one week without TSC approval. Any further extension will require TSC approval.

The nomination period for Chairperson will begin immediately following the conclusion of the TSC Election.

The self-nomination period will begin  

The self-nomination period will end  after being extended automatically from  

The TSC is responsible for:

  1. Setting high level architecture goals and coordinating overall project architecture and technical direction

  2. Selecting technology stack, software features and supported hardware including

  3. Approving project or system proposals (including, but not limited to, incubation, deprecation, and changes to a sub-project’s scope);

  4. organizing sub-projects and removing sub-projects;

  5. Developing Project use cases;

  6. Defining and monitoring Project technical processes and interfaces with third party code and external projects including creating sub-committees or working groups to focus on cross-project technical issues and requirements;

  7. Overseeing the Infrastructure Working Group other TSC working groups;

  8. Appointing representatives to work with other open source or open standards communities;

  9. Establishing community norms, workflows, issuing releases, and security issue reporting policies;

  10. Approving and implementing policies and processes for contributing (to be published in the CONTRIBUTING file) and coordinating with other project committees to resolve matters or concerns that may arise as set forth in Section 7 of this Charter;

  11. Engaging in discussions, seeking consensus, and where necessary, voting on technical matters relating to the code base that affect multiple projects;

  12. Setting target dates for software development and testing;

  13. Coordinating any marketing, events, or communications regarding the Project with the Manager of LF Projects and the Marketing Advisory Council of the LF Networking Fund of The Linux Foundation (“LFN”);

  14. Establishing a vetting process for maintaining security and integrity of new and/or changed code base and documentation, including vetting for malicious code and spyware; and

  15. Establishing a security issue reporting policy and resolution procedure.


1. Nick Davey  (Condorcet winner: wins contests with all other choices)

2. Szymon V. Gołębiewski  loses to Nick Davey by 12–7

3. Ian Rae  loses to Nick Davey by 15–3, loses to Szymon V. Gołębiewski by 12–6

4. Darien Hirotsu  loses to Nick Davey by 16–2, loses to Ian Rae by 11–6

5. Herakliusz Lipiec  loses to Nick Davey by 17–1, loses to Darien Hirotsu by 10–6

Technical Representative Nominations:

Name: Szymon Krasuski

Representative Group: Technical

Short Biography: I am currently Software Engineer at CodiLime. For over 2.5 year I've been working with Tungsten Fabric. First developing SDWAN/multicloud with deployed TF on the top of that. There I had opportunity to learn  how Tungsten Fabric cooperates with all three major cloud providers (AWS, GCP, Azure) and all nuances of TF depending on environment, operating system et al.

Afterward, I was developing for almost a year TF operator (known as contrail-operator at that time) for Openshift 4.x deployments.
There I was one of key engineers in development of vRouter and Kubemanager part to support multiple business scenarios (like standard CNI usage of TF, a well as Nested Deployment mode where Openstack together with Openshift are involved). 

Currently, as TF Operator was officially released to Linux Foundation, I actively contribute writing documentation for TF Operator, but also writing code to make TF Operator even better (all in all I'm probably one of a few that knows all the nuances and secrets of this code). I'm eager to work with the community to make it easier and intuitive for others to use Tungsten Fabric.
I also actively take part in the community meetings, slack discussions or giving presentations at LFN events.

I also wrote multiple blog posts about different aspects of Tungsten Fabric published on CodiLime's website: https://codilime.com/blog/

Statement of Intent: I intent to simplify Tungsten Fabric which is a pretty complex project currently to enable everyone who wants to use or develop TF, to have smooth and nice experience with it.

Name: Szymon V. Gołębiewski

Representative Group: Community

Short Biography

I am a Senior Project Manager with more than 15 years of professional experience in project management. I've taken the role of a software engineer, front-end developer, Business Analyst, Product Owner, Scrum Master, and Project Manager in my career. As a product owner in a software house, I was an active member and helped expand the community of an open-source project called Liferay.

While working as a Juniper contractor for several years, I led the teams responsible for Contrail Command and Contrail Multicloud. Currently, I'm a PTL for Tungsten Fabric documentation (for half a year now) and have successfully prepared the first version of TF documentation. Due to my involvement in Juniper and Tungsten Fabric's work, I combine understanding for both parties' needs and limitations. I am counting that it will allow me to take care of the development of TF effectively.

Statement of Intent:

I want to help grow Tungsten Fabric as a fully transparent open-source project.

Name: Sukhdev Kapur

Representative Group: Technical

Short Biography: 

Sukhdev is a Distinguished Engineer and Architect in CTO ORG at Juniper. He is architect for Cloud and Virtualization that covers core data center, edge cloud, multi-cloud and 5G/LTE. He is actively working on the end to end network slicing for both Operator and Enterprise 5G multi-cloud deployments.

He is on the Technical Steering Committees of Akraino Edge Stack as well Tungsten Fabric. He served on the Technical Advisory Council of LF Edge for two years.  He is active participant and contributor to CNTT (Anuket), CNCF TUG, Telecom Infra Project (TIP), and O-RAN.

Sukhdev holds multiple patents in areas of hierarchical data center topologies, High Availability, Hybrid cloud, data center disaster recovery, cloud orchestration automation, etc.

Statement of Intent:

I have been working on expanding the sphere of influence of TF in other sister communities. As an example, Tungsten Fabric is running in CNTT (Anuket)'s Conformance test bed. Tungsten Fabric is part of two blueprints in Akraino. I plan on continue to work on these lines. 

Name: Nick Davey

Representative Group: Community

Short Biography: 

Nick Davey is a Product Line Manager working within Juniper's Contrail Business unit to define and build cloud-native Software Defined Networking solutions. He has worked with mobile operators, wireline providers, and cloud builders to take software defined networking and automation solutions from the lab into production networks. Nick is a quadruple JNCIE (CLOUD/SP/SEC/ENT), with over a decade of experience helping large enterprises, and service providers design and deploy differentiated service offerings.

Statement of Intent:

I am an enthusiastic long term TF user, who believes that TF is the unsung hero of the telco cloud. I aim to spread the word of TF to the broader industry, and work with the leaders within the TF community to produce a high quality open source SDN releases our users can deploy in the labs and production clouds.

Name: Darien Hirotsu

Representative Group: Community

Short Biography: At TachTech, I help customers navigate enterprise and cloud security + networking in both a pre and post sales capacity. I have worked on production deployments of OpenContrail / Tungsten Fabric for various carriers and cloud providers, so I bring a history of technical experience to the Community Committee. In 2019, as a TSC member, my goals were to enable customers in their learning and adoption of Tungsten Fabric as a "go to" solution for controller based networking. I did so by supporting activities such as growing of the docs project team, acting as a mentor for Tungsten Fabric GSoC interns, and marketing activities such as blog(s) and release notes for the 5.1 release. In 2021, I want to be focused on the Kubernetes ecosystem by highlighting how Tungsten Fabric enables enterprise / cloud native Kubernetes use cases for the purposes of broadening the base of developers and users.

Statement of Intent: My key priorities as a TSC member are as follows:

  • Provide better visibility into Tungsten Fabric use cases targeted at DevOps/SecDevOps, NetOps, and cloud engineers in enterprise / cloud native environments

Name: Ian Rae

Representative Group: Community

Short Biography: Put up my hand a few years ago at the original Tungsten Fabric meeting for the governance committee to help shepherd this project into the open source community. Background in evolutionary genetics, I grew up on the internet and I have spent 20+ years in the tech industry, with a focus on application networking - I was lucky to be exposed to open source software and cloud computing very early after their inception. In addition to running multiple small tech companies, I serve on multiple boards including Genome Canada and Air Transat.

Statement of Intent: Continue the mission of unlocking and enabling a healthy open source community to take hold and scale around this impressively flexible hybrid cloud networking technology. What I now lack in terms of technical contribution skills I can hopefully make up for at the management and governance level. The goal isn't just to launch, but to get into orbit!

Name: Herakliusz Lipiec

Representative Group: Active Community Member

Short Biography: I am currently working as Software Network Engineer at Intel Shannon in the Network Platform Group with main focus on DPDK. For the past year I have been an active TSC member of Tungsten Fabric.

Statement of Intent: Continue to actively take part in Tungsten Fabric community and help to drive the project forward.

Name: Marek Chwal

Representative Group: Commiter

Short Biography:

I am a Project Manager with more than twenty years of professional experience as a QA, Business Analyst, Scrum Master, and Project Manager. I graduated from The Technical University in Gdańsk and hold an Executive Master of Business Administration from the Polish Academy of Sciences. I possess ITIL Expert, ISTQB, IMPA, Professional Scrum Master, and Kepner-Tregoe certificates. I am interested in solving real business problems with IT solutions. Since 1998 I have been involved in many interesting projects in different branches including telco, energy, utilities, pharma and transport & telematics. I specialize in requirement specification, project management, change & release management, modeling & implementing ITIL processes, people management. 

Statement of Intent

Since June 2020 I am elected for Tungsten Fabric Release Manager role. As a Project Manager in many software projects, I have experienced how important it is to have a good release process and a common understanding of agreed principles. This is no trivial task, particularly as the process should be alive and constantly improved. I intend to continue the development of the TF Community taking care of processes, transparency and high cooperation standards.

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