CTO, MariaDB Foundation
Monty has worked on the MySQL/MariaDB codebase since 1981. At least 60% of the MySQL code is still his. He is a MySQL Fellow and is the founder and CEO of Monty Program Ab and the creator of MariaDB.
Monty Widenius, CTO of the MariaDB Foundation, will provide a walkthrough of the new features in MariaDB 5.5 and share details on items like why the Foundation chose to create MariaDB 10.0 instead of simply taking MySQL 5.6 as a base for creating what would have been called MariaDB 5.6.