Roman Shaposhnik is a graduate of St. Petersburg State University who lives in California. He had been working at Sun microsystems for 11 years until it was sold to Oracle back in 2009. Since then he's been spending his time on bigdata and Cloud computing projects working for a number of companies: Huawei, Yahoo!, Cloudera and now Pivotal. By day, he is a jack of all trades in Hadoop and its ecosystem projects, working as a Sr. Manager at Pivotal Inc. By night, he is an open source hacker, VP of Apache Incubator and VP of Apache Bigtop.