Uma Maheswara Rao is an Apache Software Foundation Member. An Apache Hadoop, Ozone, BookKeeper, Incubator committer and a member of the Project Management Committee, and a long-term active contributor to the Apache Hadoop project. He is also mentoring several incubator projects at Apache. He has more than 15 years of experience in large scale Distributed Software Platforms design and development. Currently, Uma is working as a Senior Engineering Manager at Cloudera, Inc, and primarily focuses on open source big data technologies. Prior to this, Uma worked as a Software Architect at Intel Corporation, California. He also served as chair for the review committee of the big data storage and compute track proceedings at CommunityOverCode( www.communityovercode.org ) conferences.