A polyglot programmer, Brendan has made various contributions to Open Source in the past including building a Linux Driver for the Lego Mindstorms system – which now ships with the kernel. In his last role – at 10gen – he served as the MongoDB Scala evangelist, traveling the world to speak at conferences, as well as conduct professional consulting and training. Highlights included running MongoDB training in such exotic locales as Yerevan, Armenia. While at 10gen he also developed and maintained Casbah, the MongoDB driver for Scala, and a connector to integrate Hadoop and MongoDB. Brendan now works within the Professional Services team at Typesafe, helping Scala, Akka, and Play users better understand and deploy the Typesafe Stack.