Non Candidacy for Designate PTL

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Non Candidacy for Designate PTL - Pike

Happy new year!

As you may have guessed from the title, I have decided that the time has come to step aside as PTL for the upcoming cycle. It is unfortunate, but my work has pivoted in a different direction over the last year (containers all the way down man - but hey, I got part of my wish to write Golang, just not on the project I envisaged :) ).

As a result, I have been trying to PTL out of hours for the last cycle and a half. Unfortunatly, this has had a bad impact on this cycle, and I don't think we should repeat the pattern.

We have done some great work over the last year or so - Worker Model, the s/Domain/Zone work, the new dashboard, being one of the first projects to have an external tempest plugin and getting lost in the west of Ireland in the aftermath of the flooding.

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I can honestly say, I have enjoyed my entire time with this team, from our first meeting in Austin, back in the beginning of 2014, the whole way through to today. We have always been a small team, but when I think back to what we have produced over the last few years, I am incredibly proud.

Change is healthy, and I have been in a leadership position in Designate longer than most, and no project should rely on a person or persons to continue to exist.

I will stick around on IRC, and still remain a member of the core review team, as a lot of the roadmap is still in the heads of myself and 2 or 3 others, but my main aim will be to document the roadmap in a single place, and not just in thousands of etherpads.

It has been a fun journey - I have gotten to work with some great people, see some amazing places, work on really interestig problems and contribute to a project that was close to my heart.

This is not an easy thing to do, but I think the time is right for the project and me to let someone else make their stamp on the project, and bring it to the next level.

Nominations close soon [0] so please start thinking about if you would like to run or not. If anyone has any questions about the role, please drop me an email [1] or ping me [2] on IRC

Thank you for this opportunity to serve the community for so long, it is not something I will forget.

[0] Election Schedule
[1] graham.hayes (a) hpe.com
[2] mugsie
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