Percona Live DC 2012 Speakers

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Percona Live features leading experts in MySQL discussing real-world usage scenarios and application architectures.

Peter Zaitsev

Peter Zaitsev

Founder and CEO, Percona

Peter managed the High Performance Group within MySQL until 2006, when he founded Percona. Peter has a Master's Degree in Computer Science and is an expert in database kernels, computer hardware, and application scaling.

 

Baron Schwartz

Baron Schwartz

Chief Performance Architect, Percona

Baron is the lead author of High Performance MySQL, and creator of Maatkit. He consults with Percona's customers, and develops tools and practices for Percona's team.

 

Kenny Gryp

Kenny Gryp

Principal Consultant, Percona

Kenny joined Percona in July 2010. He came from the online social network NetLog, where he was the MySQL DBA. He started using open source long before the Millenium and has been involved in system administration for more than 7 years. Kenny loves cooking for his girlfriend, traveling, learning new things, and meeting new people. He lives in Belgium.

 

Mike DelNegro

Mike DelNegro

Principal DBA, AOL

Mike is a Principal DBA at AOL. He has over 15 years of professional experience working with large data sets, web technologies, and content delivery systems. Mike has built and supported thousands of hosts as part of MySQL, PostgreSQL, and MongoDB environments.

 

Yves Trudeau

Yves Trudeau

Principal Consultant, Percona

Yves specializes in MySQL High-Availability and scaling solutions. Prior to joining Percona in 2009, he worked as a senior consultant for MySQL AB and Sun Microsystems, assisting customers across North America with NDB Cluster and Heartbeat/DRBD technologies.

 

Mark Uhrmacher

Mark Uhrmacher

CTO & Co-Founder, ideeli

Mark Uhrmacher launched members-only retail site ideeli with co-founder Paul Hurley in 2007. Mark has been involved in start-ups since 2002, first developing the technical infrastructure and sales and marketing strategy for food manufacturer Expert Foods, then serving as chief technology officer for Attune.com, an online advertising startup. Mark began his career with the technical staff at Oracle, where he focused on developing video on demand and interactive television, and was a member of the committee that created MPEG compression technology. He’s also been with NetGravity and DoubleClick.

 

Theo Schlossnagle

Theo Schlossnagle

Principal/CEO, OmniTI

Theo Schlossnagle is a Founder and Principal at OmniTI where he designs and implements scalable solutions for highly trafficked sites and other clients in need of sound, scalable architectural engineering. He is the architect of the highly scalable Ecelerity mail transport agent. Theo is a participant in various open source communities including OpenSolaris, Linux, Apache, PostgreSQL, perl, and many others. He is a published author in the area of scalability and distributed systems as well as a veteran speaker in the open source conference circuit.

 

Michael West

Michael West

Global Field Specialist, VMware

Michael was VMware's initial Tier1 apps specialist in the US, helping customers understand the ramifications of virtualizing their databases, especially Oracle and SQL Server. He has a deep background in databases, with over a decade of experience at Oracle and Microsoft. He works with VMware's vFabric Data Director product, which is a platform for delivering DBaaS (database as a service) in enterprise cloud infrastructures.

 

Daniel Austin

Daniel Austin

Chief Architect, Paypal, Inc.

Daniel Austin is Chief Architect at Paypal, where he is focused on large-scale payment systems. In a past life, he's worked for organizations such as CERN, NASA, Sun, Yahoo! in pursuit of making the Internet faster and smarter.

 

Tom Daly

Tom Daly

President and CTO, Dyn Inc

Tom Daly is President and Chief Technology Officer at Dyn where he is responsible for the architecture, development, and operations of the company's advanced DNS and Email Delivery platforms. He has a BS in electrical and computer engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI).
Follow on Twitter: @TomDynInc/@DynInc

 

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