Traci L. Ruthkoski is from an eclectic background in computation, statistics, media technology, and business. Traci is always looking for the latest challenges in technology. Having worked as an IT professional in both clinical and medical research settings, she has built High Performance Computing clusters from hardware to software application. More recently, Traci has been enabling academic research advancement through computing and cyber infrastructure in the cloud domain. She continues to work at the University of Michigan, now holding several roles supporting the overall advancement of Research Cyber Infrastructure and Information Technology at the University. Traci has published academic work in the IEEE CloudCom 2010 proceedings as well as maintaining a blog/tutorial repository for cloud computing tools and trends.