• CEO/CTO , Sphinx Search
    Andrew is the founder and creative force behind Sphinx, an open-source full-text search engine designed specifically for performance, scalability, and relevance.
  • Software Engineer , Hewlett Packard
    Andrew Hutchings (aka LinuxJedi) is a Master Software Engineer for Hewlett-Packard's Cloud Services division working on the continuous integration and infrastructure for Openstack. He is physically based in the middle of nowhere in the United Kingdom but manages and works with a global development team. Before joining HP he was a Senior Sustaining Engineer for SkySQL, Software Developer on the Drizzle project at Rackspace and a Senior MySQL Support Engineer for Sun Microsystems / Oracle Corporation specialising in MySQL Cluster and C/C++ APIs. He is also co-author of the book MySQL 5.1 Plugins Development.
  • MySQL DBA , The Pythian Group
    Bristol Based remote DBA for The Pythian Group
  • Head of database engineering , Spil Games
    Worked over seven years with Spil Games and contributed as a developer, IT Architect, Database Administrator, Database Specialist and now head of Database Engineering to the growth of the company. Spil Games is rapidly growing and transformed itself from an internet startup to a world leader in casual gaming.
  • MySQL Team Technical Lead , Pythian
    Ben currently works as a MySQL DBA at The Pythian Group, previous to this he was a DBA at Nokia, where he provided MySQL support for Mobile Services such as Music, Maps, and Messaging.
  • Principal Trainer , Percona, Inc
    Bill Karwin has been a software engineer for over twenty years, developing and supporting applications, libraries, and servers such as Zend Framework for PHP 5, the InterBase relational database, and the Enhydra Java application server. Throughout his career, Bill has shared his knowledge to help other programmers achieve success and productivity. Bill has answered thousands of questions, giving him a unique perspective on SQL mistakes that most commonly cause problems. Bill authored the book "SQL Antipatterns", collecting frequent blunders and showing better solutions.
  • Chief Evangelist, MariaDB , Monty Program Ab
    Colin Charles works at Monty Program Ab, on MariaDB. He lives in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and had worked at MySQL since 2005. Before joining MySQL, he worked actively on the Fedora and OpenOffice.org projects. He's spoken at many conferences - linux.conf.au, The MySQL Conference & Expo, foss.in, to name a few.
  • CEO, Principal Consultant , hastexo
    Florian is a Linux high availability specialist, experienced technical consultant, seasoned training instructor, and technical writer. He is the principal author of the OpenStack High Availability Guide, was previously the principal author of the DRBD User's Guide, and has contributed numerous high availability articles to technical publications. He has previously spoken at Percona Live, the O'Reilly MySQL Conference & Expo, Linuxcon, linux.conf.au, OSCON and many other events.
  • Director of Technical Solutions, EMEA , Clustrix, Inc.
    Frank has worked for 20+ years in the Oracle economy before joining Clustrix in early 2012. Frank is passionate about bringing scale and performance to customer's infrastructure.
  • Consultant , 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.
  • VP Data Engineering , Improve Digital
    Garry Turkington is responsible for the design and implementation of the systems at Improve Digital that store, process and extract value from the company data. Prior to Improve Digital he worked at Amazon.co.uk where he led a software development team building catalog systems. Before that he spent 12 years in government agencies working on large-scale distributed computing. He has BSc and PhD degrees in computer science from the Queens University of Belfast and a MEng in system engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology.
  • QA Director , Continuent, Inc
    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.
  • Technology Program Manager, Database Architect , Google
    Grant has worked in the IT field for over 20 years, as a CTO, enterprise architect, product manager, and DBA, specialising in global-scale systems design, development and performance. He is a frequent speaker at industry and academic conferences, on topics such as database technologies like Oracle and MySQL, data mining, content management, disruptive innovation, cloud platforms, and Android mobile development. Grant works for Google, and in his spare time authors books such as Oracle SQL Recipes, and Beginning Android 4.
  • Senior Performance Architect , Nokia
    Henrik works as Senior Performance Architect at Nokia, where he is mostly interested in the performance of MySQL and Galera, but also other SQL and NoSQL databases. He previously worked as Chief Operating Officer at Monty Program and as a Sales Engineer at Sun Microsystems, selling MariaDB, MySQL and MySQL Cluster technologies while being closely in touch with their respective development teams. He is the author of the book "Open Life: The Philosophy of Open Source (http://openlife.cc), fan of Open Source in general and contributor to Drupal in particular. Since 2010 Henrik co-organizes the MySQL Community Awards, a tradition which will again take place as part of the 2013 MySQL Conference and Expo (http://openlife.cc/blogs/2012/february/mysql-hall-fame).
  • Customer Operations Engineer , Clustrix, Inc.
  • CTO , SkySQL Ab
    With 25 years of experience in computer science and IT, Ivan started his career at Digital Equipment Corporation, following his passion for the kernel of the PdP 11 machines, RSX and later with VAX/VMS Macro programming. Entrepreneur since 1988, he set up and managed several IT startups and subsidiaries in Europe. He has been an independent journalist and author of technical books for 15 years. Since the early 90s, Ivan has been Chief Technical Architect and Chief Technical Officer for non IT companies in sectors like telco, manufacturing and retail. Ivan joined MySQL in 2005 and led the European Pre-Sales team for the Software Infrastructure Group at Sun Microsystems. At SkySQL, he is responsible for the vision of the company and the evolution of new database solutions and services. A native of Italy, Ivan has lived in Windsor, UK since 2000.
  • co-founder , Severalnines
    Johan works for Severalnines, a company focused on building fast, scalable, and highly available solutions. Prior to Severalnines, Johan was working at Ericsson/MySQL/Sun/Oracle and was the Principal Consultant and lead of the Cluster consulting group.
  • Head of Server Research , Howest - Sizing Servers
    Johan started his career at the Fortis Bank in 1995, first as an IT-analyst, later as member of the SAP ERP-implementation team. Since 1998 he was active as a technical writer about server technology for ZDNet, ITProfessional and Anandtech.com. Since 2001, he has been combining this with a job as senior lecturer of datacenter technology and networking at the University College Howest (Kortrijk, Belgium). In 2003, he started the Sizing Servers Lab up. The lab specializes in independent benchmarking and testing of virtualization, database and power management technology. The Sizing Server Lab has conducted research for Intel, AMD, Facebook, Terremark and tens of small innovative Flemisch SMEs.
  • MySQL Consultant , Independent
  • Senior Technical Account Manager , Percona
    Kenny is currently Senior Technical Account Manager at Percona. Bitten somewhere in the late 90s by the open-source bug, most of his spare time was spent working with Linux & OpenBSD servers. Eventually, after school ended, Kenny turned into a linux system administrator and performed that role at various companies. Before joining Percona, he worked at a large social networking company in Europe as DBA & Puppeteer.
  • VP of TechPubs and Education , Couchbase
    MC Brown is VP of TechPubs and Education for Couchbase, and has been building database driven applications and writing about them for over 20 years. Before Couchbase MC had worked for Oracle, Sun and MySQL, and worked as a subject matter expert for Microsoft. MC has written over 20 books and hundreds of articles for a wide variety of companies, websites and magazines, and specialises in large scale and distributed computing architectures.
  • CEO , Monty Program Ab
  • Continuent Tungsten Deployment and Support Engineer , Continuent
    Neil has over 20 years of experience in developing applications and managing database servers. He joined Continuent in 2012 after working with a Tungsten replication-based solution at TradingScreen. Neil started his career as a mainframe DBA using IBM DB2. Since that time he has worked on various large scale Oracle and MySQL installations in both the banking and online gaming industries.
    Founder of OXEVA SAS, a hosting company specialized in HA and high trafic websites. My team and I built from scratch infrastructures that were able to sustain more than 12 millions visitors / day. I'm specialized in PHP/MySQL, (server side and client side).
  • Consultant , Percona
    Peter joined the European consulting team in May 2012. Before joining Percona, among many other things, he worked at Sun Microsystems, specialized there in performance tuning and was a DBA at Hungary's largest social networking site. He also taught many Oracle University MySQL courses. He has been using and working with open source software from early 2000s. Peter's first and foremost professional interest is performance tuning. He currently lives in Budapest, Hungary with his wife and son.
  • CEO , Percona Inc
    Peter managed the High Performance Group within MySQL until 2006, when he founded Percona. Peter has a Master's Degree in Computer Science and is an expert in database kernels, computer hardware, and application scaling.
  • Senior Operational DBA , PalominoDB
    René has 10 years of working experience as System, Network and Database Administrator mainly on Linux/Unix platform. In the last 4-5 years his experience was focused mainly on MySQL, working as Senior MySQL Support Engineer at Sun/Oracle and now as Senior Operational DBA at PaolominoDB. In this period he build an analytic and problem solving mindset and he is always eager to take on new challenges, especially if they are related to high performance.
  • CEO , Continuent
    Robert has over 30 years of experience in database and application engineering. Prior to Continuent, he worked on object-relational databases and transaction processing at Sybase. He also held senior engineering positions at Portera and Exigen Group, where he designed and operated software-as-a-service applications. Robert is the original designer of Continuent's Tungsten solution.
  • CEO , Codership
    Database replication specialist, with long track record of developing various replication and clustering solutions for MySQL and PostgreSQL databases. Currently holding CEO position at Codership, working for Galera open source project with the target of developing a universally applicable synchronous multi-master replication solution.
  • VP Architecture , Monty Program Ab
    Sergei was a MySQL developer since 1998. From 1999 to 2009 in MySQL AB, Sun, then in Monty Program AB on MariaDB. During these years he has touched almost every part of the server. To list a few projects – fulltext search, XA, HANDLER, precision math library, parallel repair and bulk inserts in MyISAM, indexes in MERGE. Sergei is a primary architect of the plugin API and an author of the “MySQL 5.1 Plugin Development” book.
  • Desktop Apps department lead , Badoo
    I work at Badoo, mostly coding server-side in PHP. Studied electronics design in Moscow Aviation University. I develop Badoo Desktop app for Win/Mac with > 2.5 million users monthly. Participated in developing of habrahabr.ru, autokadabra.ru, dirty.ru, trendclub.ru. I make 3 to 6 conference talks a year, primarily in Moscow.
  • CTO , Makam
    Shlomi is CTO and principal developer at Makam, a BI service provider. 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.
  • MySQL Consultant , Percona
    Stephane works as a MySQL consultant for Percona and he was before a MySQL DBA for leading French companies such as Dailymotion and France Telecom. He has been using the LAMP platform for almost 10 years and he is a regular speaker at conferences on MySQL and on free software.
  • CTO , PalominoDB
    Tim Ellis presided over some of the larger MySQL installations during the 2000-2011 timeframe at such places as Digg, Mozilla, Riot Games (League of Legends), and StumbleUpon. Running large scaled database installations using Opsdev methodologies was his specialty. In the last 5 years, he has begun specialising in building hybrid database clusters, using MySQL for relational data and various distributed databases (often called "NoSQL") to store key/value or sparse hash map data. He has always been a strong proponent of using the right tool for the job, which can sometimes be a surprising and radical notion.
  • CEO , Severalnines
    Vinay is a passionate advocate and builder of concepts and business around Big Data computing infrastructures. Prior to co-founding Severalnines, Vinay held the post of Vice-President EMEA at Pentaho Corporation - the Open Source BI leader. He has also held senior management roles at MySQL / Sun Microsystems / Oracle, where he headed the Global MySQL Telecoms Unit, and built the business around MySQL's High Availability and Clustering product lines. Prior to that, Vinay served as Director of Sales & Marketing at Ericsson Alzato, an Ericsson-owned venture who built NDB Cluster (the storage engine for MySQL Cluster).