Raghavan "Rags" Srinivas works as a solutions architect at Rackspace where he finds himself constantly challenged from low level networking to high level application issues. His general focus area is in distributed systems, with a specialization in Cloud Computing and Big Data. He worked on Hadoop, HBase and NoSQL during its early stages. He has spoken on a variety of technical topics at conferences around the world, conducted and organized Hands-on Labs and taught graduate classes in the evening.
Rags brings with him over 20 years of hands-on software development and over 10 years of architecture and technology evangelism experience. He has evangelized and influenced the architecture of a number of technology areas. He is also a repeat JavaOne rock star speaker award winner.
Rags holds a Masters degree in Computer Science from the Center of Advanced Computer Studies at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. He likes to hike, run and generally be outdoors, but most of all he loves to eat.