Michal Malohlava, creator of Sparkling Water, is a geek and the developer; Java, Linux, programming languages enthusiast who has been developing software for over 10 years. He obtained his PhD from Charles University in Prague in 2012, and post doctorate from Purdue University. During his studies, he was interested in the construction of not only distributed but also embedded and real-time, component-based systems, using model-driven methods and domain-specific languages. He participated in the design and development of various systems, including SOFA and Fractal component systems and the jPapabench control system. Now, his main interest is big data computation. He participates in the development of the H2O platform for advanced big data math and computation, and its embedding into Spark engine, published as a project called Sparkling Water.