John Sichi

You can contact me at and tell me how much you admire my advanced HTML abilities. I also wordpress things sometimes (where "sometimes" means "not recently").



As you can probably tell, I really like open source development, and I enjoy collaborating with people from a variety of different projects both inside and outside Apache. My background is in DBMS internals, and I've been involved with a number of startups throughout my career. At Facebook, I nearly drowned in massive data volumes, but in the process learned a lot more about the problems of analytical data processing at petabyte scale. Afterwards, I did a lot of traveling around the world; not coincidentally, I'm currently helping to cofound a startup in that area.

I am the proud recipient of a bachelor's degree in EECS from Berkeley ('92).