Jordan Tigani is a software engineer and manager at Google, building cloud-based big data analysis tools. He is an expert on large-scale data processing systems and machine learning and has given talks around the world on those subjects. His interest in helping people use technology extends from volunteering to help minority students learn programming to answering hundreds of support questions in online forums. He is the author of a book, Google BigQuery Analytics, about how to use the software that he helped create.

Prior to joining Google, Jordan worked at several startups, which ranged from building mobile social apps to web security to machine learning-based advertising. He also spent time at Microsoft Research and as an engineer on the Windows Operating System. Jordan has a Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Harvard University and a Master’s in computer science from the University of Washington. He lives in Seattle, Washington with his wife Tegan.