Speakers

  • Java Developer and MySQL/MariaDB DBA , Colt Engine
    Alessandro Fustini is a certified MySQL 5.0 Database Administrator and Developer. He works for ColtEngine, an italian internet service provider based in Turin, since 2004, when he joined the company as senior java developer and MySQL/MariaDB DBA. He designed and developed the core software infrastructure behind the company service offer maturing a strong experience in system integration. He is now leading the ColtEngine's research and development team exploring the forthcoming trends of the ICT, with a particular focus (and passion) on the MySQL ecosystem.
  • Consultant , Percona
    Alok is a consultant at Percona, He joined the team in May of 2014. Alok previously worked as MySQL DBA for various product and service based companies in India. His career interests include High availability of databases, Innodb, server tuning, query optimization and automating DBA tasks using shell scripts.
  • Software Architect , Colt Engine s.r.l.
    Andrea Tosatto is a software architect with a background experience in formal methods for computer science and research. He joined ColtEngine, an italian internet service provider based in Turin, in 2015 as a member of the research and development team. He started with a specific main role: the refactoring of Company's core services from a monolithic framework to a service oriented architecture. This first experience in the Company allows him to develop a deeper experience with docker and twelve-factor applications. Thanks to this personal growth, now he holds the task of product manager for a new Company research project built on OpenStack.
  • Remote DBA , Percona
    A production MySQL DBA with years of eclectic experience in MySQL versions, replacements, platforms and problems. Beginning life as a Production DBA working within Nokia's Music service with SQL Server, the company's direction gave Andrew the opportunity to work at scale with MySQL 5.1 and gain DBA certification. In 2011 Andrew took a remote position with the Pythian Group and sharpened his skill set to include new products and techniques non-existing among the Nokian environments. Since fall 2013, Andrew has been working within Percona's Remote DBA team plying his experience to the client's environments and internal tools developed to keep operations slick.
  • Senior Database Administrator (freelance) , DBArt
    Has worked over nine years at Spil Games and contributed as a developer, IT Architect, Database Administrator, Database Specialist and Head of Database Engineering to the growth of the company. Recently he has started his own company that enables him to work on various MySQL and database performance related projects.
  • DBA , Gawker Media LLC
    Balazs worked mostly as a UNIX/Linux engineer in the past 15 years. He joined Gawker Media in 2013 and since he is working as a dedicated DBA there. He works mostly on database stack, but besides that, he is participating in the other parts of ops operations. He is the author of the ansible's MySQL replication module. Father of two.
  • Production Engineering Manager , Facebook/Parse
    Busy building out infrastructure for the next generation of mobile apps on Parse. Likes free software, free speech and single malt scotch.
  • Software Engineer , Moz
    Chris Whitten is a software engineer in Seattle, WA and works in all layers of the modern web-stack. He is currently contributing heavily to Moz's next generation of products powered by Node.js and is leading Moz's transition to container-based infrastructure on Apache's Mesos cluster manager.
  • Chief Evangelist , Percona
    Colin Charles is the Chief Evangelist at Percona. He was previously on the founding team of MariaDB Server in 2009, and had worked at MySQL since 2005, and been a MySQL user since 2000. Before joining MySQL, he worked actively on the Fedora and OpenOffice.org projects. He's well known within open source communities in APAC, and has spoken at many conferences.
  • Software Engineer , Booking.com
    Damien Krotkine is a software engineer at Booking.com (world’s leading online hotel and accommodation reservations company). He currently works on the events subsystem, where he helps gathering, storing, managing and analyzing big quantities of data in real-time. Previously, he has been working in various fields like Linux Distribution, e-commerce, online real-time advertising. He's an active member of the Perl community, maintaining some NoSQL related modules ( Redis driver, Riak client, Bloomd client ... )
  • DBA , Booking.com
    Daniël van Eeden is a DBA at Booking.com. He is the founder of MySQL User Group NL and he is active in various community projects.
  • Software Engineer , LinkedIn
    Davi Arnaut works on leveraging MySQL to support LinkedIn's distributed data storage platform. In the past, Davi was a part of the the MySQL development teams at Twitter and Oracle.
  • ‎Entropy Management Officer , Dailymotion
    David Landgren has over 25 years experience working in the computer industry in Australia and France. At Dailymotion he manages the developers working on the backend and when he gets time to code he likes paying off technical debt. Slides of my presentation are here: http://www.slideshare.net/DavidLandgren2/using-mysql-in-a-webscale-environment
  • Information Security Architect , Percona
    David has been a Linux systems admin for around 14 years, and generally in different roles - development, network admin, support, DBA, and more. He is a Fedora user and a fan of puppet (not so much the hat - nor Bert & Ernie, however). As time allows, he contributes to the EPEL packages for Openstack. He has an interest in infosec, and so is generally paranoid about security. He is also familiar with metasploit, sqlmap, john, oclHashCat, and has also written a few python tools. Living in Whitchurch, United Kingdom, he holds a 2nd dan black belt in Ju-Jitsu and, with his Father and Uncle, helps to teach at a local non-profit club with ages ranging from 6+. He also teaches computing to students at a local school using the Raspberry Pi as the platform running Raspbian. He is proud that they're starting to grow beyond basic networking and logical programming patterns to get the students thinking about solving problems with basic robotics
  • Lead DBA , Rackspace Data Stores
    David is currently the Rackspace Data Stores, where he works on sharding, mongo, tool building, very large-scale issues, and high performance mongo architecture. Before that he was the MySQL/NoSQL Architect for Electronic Arts, after working in segments from data centers to high performance advertising with skills ranging from programing to hardware/network design he brings a top down view into troubleshooting and tuning. He enjoys large-scale operational tool building, high performance OS and Database tuning, and extending mongo to improve operations team both large and small. Additionally he is a Mongo Master Alumni and core code contributor to MongoDB.
  • Developer | Evangelist , Elastic
    David Pilato is developer and evangelist at Elastic and the creator of the Elasticsearch French Speakers User Group. He is a a frequent speaker about all things Elasticsearch, Logstash and Kibana including Devoxx (BE, UK, FR), CodeMotion... In his free time, he enjoys coding and DJs four times per year, just for fun. He lives with his family in Cergy, France.
  • OSDB Practice Advocate , Pythian
    Derek Downey is the Practice Advocate for the OpenSource Database practice at Pythian, helping to align technical and business objectives for the company and for our clients. Derek loves automating MySQL, implementing visualization strategies and creating repeatable training environments.
  • MySQL Performance Architect , Oracle
    Over 20 years in the IT industry, focused mainly on databases and systems performance, with the past several years working full time on MySQL Performance at Oracle. Previously 15 years at the Sun Benchmark Center in Paris (now Oracle, currently OSC) working on customer's workloads performance and scalability optimizations, including various tender competitions. Previously at the Informix Benchmark Team in France. Author of the dim_STAT Performance Monitoring & Analyzing tool, and actively publishing MySQL Performance related articles at http://dimitrik.free.fr/blog.
  • Solution Engineer , Percona
    At the age of 7, Dimitri received his first computer, since then he has felt addicted to anything with a digital pulse. Dimitri has been active in IT professionally since 2003 in which he took various roles from internal system engineering to consulting. Prior to joining Percona, Dimitri worked as a Open Source consultant for a leading Open Source software consulting firm in Belgium. During his career, Dimitri became familiar with a broad range of open source solutions and with the devops philosophy. Whenever he's not glued to his computer screen, he enjoys travelling, cultural activities, basketball and the great outdoors. Dimitri is living with his girlfriend in the beautiful city of Ghent, Belgium.
  • Senior Database Administrator , SurveyMonkey
    Emily has recently joined SurveyMonkey as a MySQL DBA, after 4 years of being a Platform DBA at Acquia. Emily has been in tech since 1998 - mostly working in the LAMP stack. She's been at various companies in that time, but only really got interested in MySQL while at Nokia in 2010 supporting their service that ran on Drupal. Emily is located in Portland, Oregon.
  • 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.
  • Senior Software Development Director , Oracle
    Geir Høydalsvik has been working with MySQL Database team since 2008. He is currently employed by Oracle, based in Norway. He is Senior Software Development Director and responsible for the development and maintenance of MySQL Database. He has a background in the database industry, working for the database startup company Clustra Inc. on the Clustra database and for Sun Microsystems on Java DB. He has a Master degree in Computer Science and a PhD in Software Engineering from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology.
  • Quality Assurance Architect , VMware
    Quality Assurance Architect at VMware. Formerly at MySQL AB, and then through acquisitions at Sun Microsystems and Oracle. Then at Continuent, Inc and currently at VMware through a merge. 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.
  • Software Engineer , Facebook Inc.
    Herman is a software engineer at Facebook who worked on the company’s memcache infrastructure before joining the MyRocks project. Prior to Facebook, he developed storage products at NetApp and Cisco.
  • Principal Solutions Architect , Amazon Web Services
    Ian Meyers is a Principal Solutions Architect with Amazon Web Services. He provides support for customers working with data at any scale, whether it's Big Data, Data Warehousing, or high throughput Transactional systems. He has a background as a database developer and administrator, with a deep focus on MySQL, Oracle, Postgres and Amazon Redshift.
  • Software Engineer , Facebook, Inc.
    Igor is a software engineer at Facebook where his job is making RocksDB more awesome. He recently graduated from University of Wisconsin-Madison with Masters degree in Computer Science. During his time at UW-M, he worked with prof. Paul Barford in the area of internet measurement and analysis. Igor got his undergraduate degree from University of Zagreb in Croatia. During his undergraduate years, he founded and developed a local non-profit organization that focuses on educating talented high-school students. In his spare time, Igor enjoys sailing and snowboarding.
  • Chief Developer Advocate , Redis Labs
    Itamar is a startup veteran, a database maven and an advocate for users. His varied experience includes software product development and management and leadership roles at Xeround, Etagon, Amicada and M.N.S Ltd. Itamar holds a Master of Business Administration from the joint Kellogg-Recanati program by Northwestern and Tel-Aviv Universities, as well as a Bachelor of Science in computer science.
  • EVP Products and Strategy , ScaleDB Inc.
    Ivan is EVP of Strategy and Products at ScaleDB Inc. He has worked at Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu, and he has served as CTO at SkySQL/MariaDB for 4 years. Prior to that, Ivan worked at MySQL AB / Sun / Oracle for 6 years. An IT veteran with 30 years of experience, he has been founder and CTO of various companies, journalist and author of technical books and publications.
  • Sr Database Administrator , Wikimedia Foundation
    Jaime works as the senior database administrator for the non-profit organization Wikimedia Foundation, host of Wikipedia and other similar open knowledge projects. His main topics of interest are MySQL query optimization and architectures for high availability. He is a former MySQL A.B./Sun Microsystems/Oracle/Percona instructor and consultant, and has also worked as an independent MySQL consultant at DBAhire.com.
  • Senior DBA / Database Performance Evangelist , SolarWinds, Inc
    Janis Griffin has over 25 years of DBA experience including design, development and implementation of many mission critical databases. Before coming to Solarwinds, Janis held DBA positions primarily in the Telecom / Network industries (15 yrs), managing real-time routing and B2B OLTP databases. As a principal architect, a senior manager, and an Oracle ACE, Janis mentors many DBAs on best practices in database design and performance tuning. She has proven to be an effective collaborator providing cutting-edge database solutions.

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