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April 18-21, 2016

Santa Clara, California

Dirty Little Secrets

Dirty Little Secrets

 21 April 03:00 PM - 03:50 PM @ Ballroom E
Experience level: 
50 minutes conference
Case Stories
Operations and Management


Ever wonder how DBAs function at other companies? Curious about “the right way” to manage an on-call schedule? Maybe you’ve always wondered what the silliest production mistake was somewhere else. In this panel discussion, come and hear the stories and experiences of various DBAs and learn about how their average day looks, fun learning experiences they’ve had, and maybe even some silly mistakes they’ve made! Participants include: * Jeremy Tinley (Etsy) * Jenni Snyder (Yelp) * Jonah Berquist (GitHub) * Geoffrey Anderson (Box) * Shlomi Noach (GitHub)


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Shlomi Noach

Senior Infrastructure Engineer, GitHub


Shlomi is an engineer and a database geek. He is an active MySQL community member, authors gh-ost, orchestrator, common_schema and other open source tools, and blogs at Shlomi is recipient of Oracle ACE, Oracle Technologist of the Year, and MySQL Community Member of the Year awards. He works at GitHub on the database infrastructure team.

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Jenni Snyder



Jenni has been a MySQL DBA for over ten years, and spending the last four and a half here at Yelp. She loves how easy it is to start with MySQL, the performance and tuning options, and the Community around it that welcomes new members. Her favorite aspects of MySQL DBA work are finding & eliminating bottlenecks, InnoDB tuning, optimizing slow queries, eliminating deadlocks, and helping developers.

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Jeremy Tinley

Staff MySQL Operations Engineer,


In 1999, I fell into this MySQL thing and been going strong ever since. I'm currently a Senior MySQL Operations Engineer at Etsy, Inc. Prior to Etsy, I was a MySQL wizard at GoDaddy working with 10k+ instances. I like sleeping without being paged, making databases run really fast and I occasionally get on a soapbox on monitoring.

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Jonah Berquist

Database Infrastructure, GitHub


Jonah is the Engineer Manager of the Database Infrastructure team at GitHub. He has worked in a diverse set of environments. His previous job was as a Senior DBA at Twitter and he had humble beginnings working as a remote DBA for a variety of customers at Blue Gecko. He enjoys looking at graphs and writing scripts to do his job for him.

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Geoffrey Anderson

Database Operations Engineer, Box, Inc.


Geoffrey Anderson is a Senior 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.

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