MailChimp has grown from a small company to serving millions of micro-businesses, in addition to SMBs and Enterprises. We have a fairly pedestrian approach to MySQL, but we now run hundreds and perhaps soon to be thousands of MySQL instances. Our present state is thanks to great full-stack engineering teamwork. This is a glimpse into what makes Mailchimp tick. Hint, it's not just technology. This talk is about "Momentum" and "Pragmatism", and creating a great outcome for our mission of empowering the underdog.
John Scott is a 20 year technology veteran in the southeast having served companies large, small, and startup sized. He has occupied roles in broadband, internet security, telecom, data center services, healthcare technology, and marketing automation. John currently serves as a Senior Data Engineer at Mailchimp, the leading marketing platform for small business.