We’re so excited to welcome Lori Lorusso, JFrog, as the newly elected CD Foundation Outreach Committee Chair!
She will lead the Outreach Committee, who is responsible for the overall marketing and outreach for CDF projects, ultimately managing and guiding CDF marketing for the Governing Board.
Lori has a passion and enthusiasm for working with the developer community. She values relationship building and takes a streamlined “tech approach” to communication and community development. She started working with developers in 2011 when she was the marketing director for ODTUG, an Oracle Developer Tools User Group. This is where she learned that building relationships with developers is essential to crafting messages that resonate within the community. Internally she has successfully worked across orgs to refine marketing messages that focus on enhancing a developer’s technical and proficient growth by identifying problems and working with the developer advocates and the open source and enterprise tech community to recommend developer tools as solutions.
Since joining JFrog she has had an active role as one of JFrog’s representatives with the CNCF, CDF and OpenSSF branches of the Linux Foundation. She is a member of the CDF, CNCF, and OpenSSF Marketing Outreach Committees, is on the cdCon 2022 Program Committee, and has helped host a CNCF Member-Only business luncheon at Kubecon. She is a co-organizer of VJUG and frequently volunteers to support other JUGs at virtual and in-person events. Lori has also had community-focused articles published in The New Stack, VMBlog and eWeek.
In addition to working with several foundations, Lori started the SuperFrogs Program at JFrog that promotes external advocates of JFrog’s product suite. While at Oracle Lori helped to manage the Oracle ACE Program, Java Champions Program and managed Oracle Code Innovate – a three-day hackathon at customer offices throughout North America. She has traveled across the globe attending conferences and community events advocating on behalf of developers.
I’ve had the pleasure to be a volunteer for CDF’s outreach committee and it is an honor to now be able to be the chair. I believe the CDF is in an amazing position to reinvigorate the membership and grow participation within the organization. We are an open source community improving the world’s ability to deliver software with security and speed – now is the time to refocus on the tools and strategies shared within our community that make our organization an integral part of the developer ecosphere.
As the chair, we’re certain that Lori will continue to be the enthusiastic and strong voice representing the Continuous Delivery community, especially to the governing board. We’re excited to work with her to make CDF the definitive destination for the Continuous Delivery ecosystem.
On behalf of the Continuous Delivery Foundation and the community: thank you to Tiffany Jachja, last year’s chairperson!