Tom White has been an Apache Hadoop committer since February 2007, and is a member of the Apache Software Foundation. He started the Apache Whirr project in May 2010. Tom is the author of "Hadoop: The Definitive Guide", published by O'Reilly Media. He works for Cloudera, a company set up to offer Hadoop support and training. Previously he was an independent Hadoop consultant, working with companies to set up, use, and extend Hadoop. Tom has a Bachelor's degree in Mathematics from the University of Cambridge and a Master's in Philosophy of Science from the University of Leeds, UK.