Namaste! I’m Rohit Yadav, a PMC member and one of the top committers at the Apache CloudStack. I’ve also served as a release manager for several CloudStack releases including the recent 4.11/LTS release and several security releases. I’m also the author and maintainer of Apache CloudStack CloudMonkey :monkey_face:.

I work at ShapeBlue as a software architect.

My GPG key is 0x0EE3D884, full fingerprint of my key is: 5ED1 E112 2DC5 E8A4 A451 12C2 4842 4821 0EE3 D884. I also use this key to sign Apache CloudStack releases among other artifacts.

During my univesity days at IIT (2007-2012), I was introduced to Linux by Himadri. Harshath introduced me to vim and touch typing. Abhishek and I worked on several awesome C++/Qt projects such as Graffiti. Pankaj “pk” and I worked on some interesting network stuff including setting up a campus-wide VPN and played with some of the 200 physical 2U servers. For a brief period, I got into robotics, electronic and even made my own atmega based arcade game. I support software freedom and Stallman’s four freedoms. For a brief period I worked on VideoLAN’s VLC, VLC-android and completed a GSoC project around VLMC, all of which encouraged me to find a career in and around opensource.

I also worked as a volunteer summer student at CERN in 2010 under my mentor Dr. Ben Segal (also the mentor of Sir Tim-Berners Lee). I got introduced to virtualization at CERN and started programming in Python with great guidance from David Quintas whom I consider one of the greatest programmers I’ve personally worked with™. My B.Tech thesis extended David’s initial work on VMController which was a limited IaaS platform for managing single-virtualbox hosts and had some design related similarities with CloudStack.

Fast forward now, I’ve been working on Apache CloudStack for than half a decade that intersects several domains of my interest such as virtualization, networking, storage, distributed systems, resource management and scheduling, infrastructure and devops.