The Cloudera Community Champions Program

The Cloudera Community Champions program honors community leaders who have demonstrated a commitment to assisting others in the use of Cloudera technologies. The program runs on an annual basis, beginning in February, when Cloudera Superusers are inducted and formally recognized. The Champions selection process takes into consideration Community contributions, Certifications and Events attendance, among other things.

Membership rewards include but are not limited to:

  • Special username color, Champion rank and icon
  • Private forum area to interact with other Champions and Cloudera
  • Ability to contribute to/edit Community Knowledge Articles
  • Access to engineers and an invitation to provide product feedback

Current Cloudera Community Champions:


Alina Gherman: Capgemini – France

    Big Data Software Engineer developing custom analytics solutions based on Apache Hadoop software. From developing the functional spec and backend applications, to administration, visualization, and reporting, Alina handles the entire customer lifecycle. She graduated in 2014 with a Masters of Engineering (Computer Science, Informatique) from INSA Lyon



Nishanth Shajahan: Englewood, Colorado

    Software Engineer building big data applications. Engineered multiple successful Hadoop implementations, including real time Big Data solutions handling billions of records, to fine tuning and trouble shooting, Nishanth has amassed an impressive skillset. He graduated in 2006 with a Bachelor of Technology, Mechanical Engineering from Government Engineering College, Barton Hill, Trivandrum, India.