Michael Basnight is a Principal Engineer at Rackspace, works on OpenStack 24/7 and is the former PTL on the Trove database as a service project. He has been at Rackspace for over seven years. Michael has worked on data analytics, cloud website hosting, large scale provisioning systems and now Trove. He is able to focus his energy 100 percent on the open source codebase now, thanks to Rackspace. He is based in Berkeley, Calif.