Jean-Daniel Cryans works as a software engineer at Cloudera on the Storage team where he spends his days making Apache HBase better. Previous to that, he worked at StumbleUpon where he also worked on HBase while maintaining its production deployment. Jean-Daniel enjoys teaching HBase to new comers and old timers alike in the open source community or by giving presentations at Big Data and Apache Hadoop-related conferences and meetups. He became a committer and PMC member on the project in 2008 when he was still an undergrad student at ETS Montreal. Jean-Daniel now lives in San Francisco with his wife.