Roman Shaposhnik is a Director of Open Source @Pivotal. He is a member of Apache Software Foundation, committer on Apache Hadoop, founder of Apache Bigtop and, as of late, a man behind Open Data Platform Initiative curtain. Roman has been involved in Open Source software for more than a decade and has hacked projects ranging from Linux kernel to the flagship multimedia library FFmpeg. He grew up in Sun microsystems where he had an opportunity to learn from the best software engineers in the industry. Roman’s alma mater is St. Petersburg State University, Russia the school that almost turned him into a mathematician.