Serge is Principal Software Engineer at Nice Systems, and is an experienced developer and architect with a rich background in C++/Java and distributed systems. Nice Systems uses Hadoop infrastructure for various data-processing needs. His previous company used Hadoop infrastructure for all reporting needs. Before that, Serge designed Hadoop infrastructure used for Internet crawling and Web-page analysis. Serge holds a Masters Degree in Computer Engineering from Santa Clara University. Serge is a regular contributor to various Hadoop conferences, including the Hadoop User Group at Yahoo, the creator of Hadoop.