Adele Shakal currently administers the Atlassian application stack at Pandora/SiriusXM, focusing on Confluence wiki and Jira.
Previously, she led project and knowledge management at Metacloud, acquired by Cisco, which offered private clouds based on OpenStack.
In her prior work in technical project management at USC ITS, she designed IT emergency operations and the ITS Great Shakeout 2011, the initial rollout of Google Apps for students, data center relocation, enterprise applications & operations and network projects.
She has more than two decades of experience in information technology, including application administration, technical project management, business process design and continuity, knowledge management, emergency operations and drill planning, service management and UNIX systems administration.
Her university study included two Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships in protein chemistry and Bachelor of Science in geochemistry from California Institute of Technology.
She has presented at local and regional LOPSA gatherings, as well as SCCUR, NCUR, CENIC, EDUCAUSE, APRU, USENIX LISA, CascadiaIT and O’Reilly Velocity conferences.
Memberships, affiliations and organizations
- USENIX and LISA
- OpenStack Foundation
- Caltech Alumni Association
- Caltech SURF
- Sally Ride Science
- The Ada Initiative
- Descanso Gardens
- Friends of the Carrizo Plain
- Theodore Payne Foundation for Wildflowers and Native Plants
- Sierra Club
- The Nature Conservancy
- Save The Redwoods League
A Quick Note About Other Adeles
No, I am not the talented and famous singer Adele Adkins, who is known for the very lovely song Rolling In The Deep.
I am a more geeky Adele, and I am surrounded by many wonderful geeky people, because that’s just how I roll.