Conference Committee

  • Shlomi Noach
    Conference Chairman
    Engineer , Outbrain
    Shlomi is a senior infrastructure engineer at Outbrain, where he acts as data geek. He is an active MySQL community member, and an experienced consultant and instructor. He authors the common_schema, openark-kit & mycheckpoint open source tools, and blogs at http://openark.org. Shlomi is an Oracle ACE, Oracle Technologist of the Year: 2011, and the 2009 MySQL Community Member of the Year.
  • Software Engineer , Pentaho
    I'm @rolandbouman, a Web- and BI Developer and Information Analyst. I'm currently working as a Software Engineer for Pentaho, a world-leading Open Source Business Intelligence Suite. In the past, I have worked for Inter Access, MySQL AB, Sun Microsystems and Strukton Rail. I'm an active member of both the MySQL and Pentaho communities. I maintain a technical blog at http://rpbouman.blogspot.com/ and I co-authored two books about Pentaho: Pentaho Solutions and Pentaho Kettle Solutions.
  • VP/Engineering , Tokutek
    Tim Callaghan is the Vice President of Engineering at Tokutek, creators of TokuDB. A long time database fanatic, Tim has 20 years experience building and administering database applications for commercial and internal usage. Tim spent two years at VoltDB, where he led the field engineering efforts, was the point contact for all commercial and community customers, and served as Product Manager. Before that, he was the Chief System Architect at CrunchTime Information Systems, building their SaaS restaurant solutions and distributed database offerings for the cruise industry.
  • CEO, Co-Founder , Blackbird (Formerly PalominoDB)
    Laine Campbell has been working in production database infrastructures since 1999. She has led global teams of DBAs supporting infrastructures for some of the most active and well known e-commerce, online media and gaming companies in the last 14 years. Certified in ITIL, with a strong operations background, she believes in the importance of solid operations processes and a committed relationship with business and engineering teams in order to succeed. Laine started Palomino in 2007 and has spent the past 5 years focused on building a professional, proactive and passionate team of DBAs and Engineers for Palomino's clientele. In January of 2014, she merged with DriveDev, DevOps, to create Blackbird. Committed to open source technologies, as well as contributions to the non-profit sector, Laine is excited to be a continued part of Blackbird's growth and the open-source RDBMS community.
  • 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 , Oracle
    Before joining MySQL AB as a support engineer in 2006, Todd Farmer was a longtime MySQL user and enterprise Java developer. He managed the global MySQL Support organization at Oracle until moving to the MySQL Engineering team in 2013 as Director of Technical Product Management. He is the security lead for all MySQL products, and also focuses on usability, supportability, and cross-product integration.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • DBA , Dailymotion
    Cédric is an open source enthusiast, a MySQL Geek and a tech addict.
 During this last decade, he saw MySQL grow up, the use cases evolve, he met fantastic people and continues to have fun... more than ever. Cédric is DB Architect at Dailymotion, writer for mysqlplus.net, content manager at myxplain.net and founder of Glimpsee.net
  • 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.
  • Head of Technical Account Management , Percona
    Liz joined Percona after spending 5 years as a performance consultant for a University research lab in Belgium. During this time, she spent most of her days measuring and trying to reduce the impact of virtualized environments all across the software stack. Optimizing software became something of an obsession, and MySQL found its special place in her heart soon after.