Speakers

  • CTO , Continuent
    Edward Archibald, CTO, brings over 25 years of distributed systems architecture and engineering experience. Prior to Continuent, he was the Sr. Director of Data Services at Moody's Analytics, the DBMS connectivity lead at Forte Software, and was responsible for architecture, design and engineering leadership for a number of innovative DBMS and middleware solutions at Sybase, including Replication Server and Open Server 2.0.
  • CUBRID Project Manager , NHN Corporation
    Esen is a Node.js developer and project manager at CUBRID open source database project. He often interacts with CUBRID users community answering to their questions and helping them resolve CUBRID related issues. Beside the CUBRID project, Esen contributes to various open source projects like Hibernate, CodeIgniter, Yii, etc. In his free time, Esen maintains Pulsr, a fast Node.js Web Framework. Personally Esen is very interested in big data, scalability, and single page real-time Web apps. He enjoys reading (a lot!) and writing tech articles. He is a DZone MVB and has written over one hundred blogs at http://www.cubrid.org/blog and even more tutorials.
  • MySQL Database Engineer , Facebook
    Evan is a Database Engineer on Facebook's MySQL Operations team, where he writes automation software supporting the world's largest MySQL installation. Prior to Facebook, Evan was one of Tumblr's first engineers, where he led the Database Engineering team and scaled the site's MySQL backend. He is the creator of Jetpants, an open-source sharding and database management toolkit. Evan previously worked at Six Apart and Harvard University, and has been developing online software since the days of dial-up bulletin board systems.
  • Consultant , Percona
    Fernando works as Senior Consultant at Percona. Prior to joining the company, he worked as a contractor for several financial services institutions, telcos, and smaller technology providers. During that period, he acquired experience managing different UNIX type systems, developing or improving fault tolerant software, and managing small teams of technically skilled people. He lives with his family in Montevideo, Uruguay. When not working, he enjoys family life, music and coffee.
  • MySQL Consultant , Percona
    Born and working from Argentina, I've more than 7 years of experience working as DBA, I've been started with SQL Server 2000 then moved to MySQL from 4.1 and going through latest releases. I'm currently working as a MySQL Consultant at Percona, active collaborator of Argentina groups, I've been speaking in Argentinian conferences and also have participated as speaker in PLMCE 2013.
  • Senior Architect , Percona
    Frédéric is an experienced Open Source consultant with expertise in infrastructure projects as well in development tracks and database administration. Frédéric is a believer of devops culture.
  • Database Operations Engineer , Box, Inc.
    Geoffrey Anderson is a Database Operations Engineer at Box where he specializes in database administration, optimization, and tooling for MySQL and HBase. Geoffrey holds a B.S. in Information Technology from the Rochester Institute of Technology.
  • Software Engineer , Percona
    I have been developing, supporting and directing software projects for the last 20 years. Prior to joining Percona in April of 2012 I was been mainly focused on Windows enterprise mail server development. Going further back I have been involved with a great variety of other projects including OS/X business apps; Windows and Linux kernel/network stack work focusing on protocol reverse engineering, classification and optimization; embedded micro-controller applications; some old DOS, OS/2, SCO and NeXT work.
  • Sr Sales Engineer , SkySQL
    More than 25 years of experience in the IT industry, most of them around databases. Joined MySQL Inc from 2002 through 2008 and kept involved in the MySQL eco system through my job and a number of projects. Currently I co-host the Oursql, MySQL Community podcast with Sheeri Cabral.
  • QA Director , Continuent
    QA Director at Continuent I am active member of the MySQL community and long timer open source enthusiast. During the past 25 years I have worked in various IT related fields, with focus on databases, object oriented programming, system administration. Fluent in Italian, English, Perl, Python, SQL, Lua, C, Bash, and good speaker of C , French, Spanish, Java. I work in cyberspace, with a virtual team.
  • Senior Principal Engineer , Amazon Web Services
    Grant McAlister is a Senior Principal Engineer at Amazon.com where he works on RDS – Amazon’s Relational Database Service. For the past 13 years Grant has been responsible for the performance, scalability and availability of Amazon’s databases. Before joining Amazon.com in 1999, Grant worked as an Independent Database Consultant and as a Senior Principle Consultant for Oracle Corporation. A 1991 graduate of the University of Alberta, Grant has been working with various database systems for the past 20 years.
  • MySQL Performance Engineer , Facebook
    Harrison is member of Facebook database performance team. He previously worked at MySQL AB for 8 years as a trainer and support engineer. He has also co-authored a book, MySQL Clustering.
  • Solution Architect , MongoDB
    Henrik Ingo is a Solutions Architect at MongoDB Inc. Prior to that he worked as MySQL specialist in various companies. You may have seen his blog at openlife.cc.
  • CEO , Sphinx Information Technologies Inc.
    Ibrahim applies his combined expertise in software development, network support and business development to lead the operations of Sphinx InfoTech services and solutions. A leader in providing networked solutions since the earliest days of commercial Internet service, Ibrahim has launched several successful Canadian technology businesses, including one of Calgary’s most successful independent Internet Service Provider. His international experience allows him to draw upon diverse technical expertise for any project or client from a global network of highly-skilled technologists and engineers. Ibrahim has been a Microsoft Certified Professional since 1998, and is also a leading edge developer of Linux-based enterprise software. He has engineered complete Linux systems for office, distribution and VOIP telephone services. He has experience working with numerous mini and mainframe operating systems and developing custom code for groupware applications such as Lotus Notes and ACT! Ibrahim Hamouda earned his B.Sc. in Mechanical Production Engineering from Ain Shams University in Cairo.
  • Principal Developer , MariaDB Services, Inc
    Igor started working on MySQL code in 2002 when he joined MySQL AB as a core developer concentrating on the optimization problems. After Sun's acquisition of MySQL Igor realized that the spirit of big corporations was not for him.That why he eagerly joined Monty Program AB in July 2009 where he still works with his old colleagues from MySQL AB on MariaDB releases. Now he mainly focuses on the improvements of the optimizer cost model. Igor has Ph.D. in Computer Science. He operates from Seattle where he has been living with his family from 1995.
  • CTO , SkySQL Ab
    Ivan is CTO at SkySQL Ab, where he also leads the engineering team and he is responsible for the vision and evolution of new database solutions and services. Prior to that, Ivan worked at MySQL AB / Sun / Oracle for 6 years. An IT veteran close to 30 years of experience, he has been founder and CTO of various companies, journalist and author of technical books and publications.
  • MySQL Consultant , DbaHire.com
    Jaime’s MySQL focus is on query and schema optimizations and solutions for high scalability. He is a certified MySQL DBA, DEV, and Cluster DBA, as well as SCJP, SCWCD and Zend PHP Engineer. His mother tongue is Spanish, but he also speaks English and French. Former MySQL A.B./Sun Microsystems/Oracle Instructor and Percona Senior Instructor/Consultant, he is now an independent MySQL Consultant at DBAhire.com
  • Software Research Manager , Micron
    Jared’s pioneering work on a holistic approach to therapy is starting to solve real world relationship issues between Micron enterprise SSD’s and the applications they love. Lifeless monochrome cubicles at Intel, Numonyx, and now Micron have all stored his gear over the past decade while he merrily hacked at the Linux kernel and solved memory performance issues.
  • CTO , Blackbird, (formerly PalominoDB)
    Jay was the first dedicated DBA at Twitter. He later served as the lead database engineer at Obama for America during the 2012 election. Currently, he's the CTO for Blackbird, (formerly PalominoDB), a boutique database consulting firm.
  • Consulting Lead , Percona
    Jay Janssen started using MySQL over 13 years ago, but honed his skills during 7 years at Yahoo as a High Availability Consultant specializing in MySQL. He joined Percona in 2011 and is a Managing Consultant there specializing in Percona XtraDB Cluster and High Availability architectures. He tweets at @jayjanssen
  • Principal Trainer/Consultant , SkySQL Ab
    Jens is a principal trainer and consultant within the Professional Services group at SkySQL. Prior to SkySQL, Jens was a Senior Consultant at MySQL and Principal Instructor at Sun Microsystems and ORACLE. Joining MySQL AB in 2005 and working internationally serving many large enterprise customers and well known Web 2.0 companies he delivers all MySQL related training. He has undertaken performance tuning, assisted with database design and configuration, MySQL-Cluster and other HA solutions.
  • Sr. Systems Engineer , Google, Inc.
    Jeremy is working on MySQL and related systems as a Sr. Systems Engineer in the SRE organization at Google. Jeremy was an early MySQL user, and an early employee of MySQL; later on, a community member, and an outside contributor. Prior to Google, Jeremy organized and led the MySQL Geeks that kept Yahoo! running, ran Proven Scaling consulting for dozens of companies, and built and led the DBA team at Twitter.
  • Director of Engineering , HP
    Jim is the Director of Engineering for the the HP Cloud Services' managed database service based on Reddwarf and Openstack. Prior to joining HP, Jim was Sr Engineering Manager with Amazon Web Services for Elastic Block Storage and the Co-Founder and VP of Engineering of the wireless startup Zumobi. He is a long time proponent of open/shared software development. Prior to that, Jim spent over 11 years in a variety of senior technical roles at Microsoft, Aldus, and the Walt Disney Internet Group working with a broad array of products and technologies.
  • co-founder , Severalnines
    Johan works for Severalnines, a company focused on building fast, scalable, and highly available solutions. Prior to Severalnines, Johan was working at Ericsson/MySQL/Sun/Oracle and was the Principal Consultant and lead of the Cluster consulting group.
  • Operations Engineer , Demonware
    John is an Operations Engineer in Demonware, a specialist service provider for some of the biggest online video games in the world. He's heavily involved in using Percona as data storage for millions of players.
  • MySQL DBA , Godaddy, INC.
    John Cesario has been a member of the Data Services Engineering team at Go Daddy for 6 years. He assists in crafting the technical roadmap and enjoys solving problems throughout the entire stack.
  • Dev Infrastructure Tools Lead Engineer , Etsy
    John Goulah has been working in New York City over the last several years for a number of web sites in both technical and management roles, as well as the co-founder of several startups. Having spent much of his youth touring in rock bands and hacking from the road, he is no stranger to crowds, be it a smoke filled room or presenting to the company board. He strives for non mundane tasks and has automated himself out of his last few endeavors, which has landed him in his current role as an Engineer at Etsy, the leading marketplace for handmade goods.
  • Principal Support Engineer @Percona / Chief Engineer @WarpSQL , Percona / Shard-Query
    Justin is a systems architect. His most recent software development project is WarpSQL, the successor to the successful open source product Shard-Query. His other interests include data warehousing, materialized views, and OLAP analysis. He also created and maintains Flexviews, a materialized view toolkit for MySQL.
  • Engineering Manager , Facebook
    I've been working on hacking the MySQL source code, mostly in the area of replication, since 2008, and I am now doing so at Facebook.
  • Software Engineer , Google
    Ken is the technical lead of Google Cloud SQL. During his time at Google, he has also worked on Bigtable, Google App Engine, and Google's internal cluster management system.

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