Namaste! I’m Rohit Yadav, PMC member and one of the top committers at the Apache CloudStack project. Apache CloudStack is an open source software designed to deploy and manage large networks of virtual machines, as a highly available, highly scalable Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) cloud computing platform.

I oversee the software engineering function at ShapeBlue as the Principal Engineer, providing leadership and mentorship to our ever-growing engineering team.

I’ve also served as the release manager for several CloudStack releases. I’m the author of cmk, the modern CloudStack UI (codename primate, now just the UI since v4.15) and several flagship CloudStack features and frameworks. I also wrote the CloudStack developer onboarding course hackerbook and local CloudStack CI/CD tool mbx.

My GPG key is 0x0EE3D884, full fingerprint of my key is: 5ED1 E112 2DC5 E8A4 A451 12C2 4842 4821 0EE3 D884.

I’m a vegetarian and an animal lover. I like cats, red pandas, dogs and otters very much. In my free time, I curate and maintain a cat-care and local recommendations website - Happy Kitten, and care for my cats Ashley and Gracie.

My journey in cloud computing started at CERN in 2010, where as a volunteer summer student under Dr. Ben Segal (who was also a mentor of Sir Tim-Berners Lee) I got hands-on experience in virtualisation and Python. In the last decade, since 2012, I’ve been working on Apache CloudStack where several domains of my interest intersect such as virtualisation, networking, storage, distributed systems, resource management and scheduling, infrastructure and devops.