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Daniel Nichter

Product Lead & Architect

Daniel joined Percona in July 2008 to work on Maatkit, which is now Percona Toolkit. He began creating and publishing MySQL tools at Hack MySQL in 2005, during his previous job as Unix sysadmin, because few tools existed at the time. At the 2010 MySQL Conference & Expo, Daniel was named the Community Contributor of the Year for his work on Maatkit.

Daniel holds a bachelor's degree in Philosophy (cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa) and a master's degree in French (summa cum laude), both from the University of Wyoming. He lives in Wyoming where the long winters give him ample time to program database tools, wax philosophically, and ponder French literature.