This year I was named a MVP for Cassandra from Datastax. Its great to get the recognition from my peers and be part of this awesome community!
In 2014 I spoke at few Cassandra meetups (both Minnesota and SF), and gave a talk at the Cassandra Summit. I have been answering questions in IRC and the userlist throughout the year along with a hand full of stack overflow questions. I was very excited to get a few patches accepted and start contributing back to improve the database.
I am excited to continue giving talks and contributing where I can in 2015.