I have some exciting news to share: On behalf of my fellow board members, I'm pleased to announce that Cole Crawford has been promoted to executive director of the Open Compute Foundation.
Cole joined us a little less than a year ago as the foundation's first full-time employee. Since then, many of you have gotten to know Cole and have been exposed to his talent for building communities and his passion for pursuing the vision behind Open Compute.
Since Cole joined, we've launched a new Compliance & Interoperability project; formed new chapters in Tokyo and Taiwan; kicked off a series of engineering workshops (the most recent of which was held last week in New York); and seen impressive momentum in adding new members, new participants, and new technology contributions to the project.
As executive director, Cole will continue to expand his efforts, with a specific focus on further operationalizing the foundation, growing our full-time staff, and building up even more momentum in technology contributions and project participation.
Please join me in congratulating Cole on his new role!