• MySQL Support Engineer , FromDual GmbH
    Abdel-Mawla is an Oracle Certified Professional, MySQL 5.0 and 5.6 Database Administrator. He joined FromDual GmbH in August 2013 as a MySQL Support Engineer responsible for providing support in many MySQL areas such as MySQL replication, Performance Tuning, Backup and Recovery, system troubleshooting and optimization and Galera Cluster support as well. Before joining FromDual he worked for 5 years as a MySQL DBA and Java developer for one of the biggest book seller companies in UK (The Book Depository) which is acquired by amazon.com. In general, Abdel-Mawla adores working in the database technologies, especially, in the administration part. He is an Oracle Certified Associate Database 11g Administrator and Microsoft Certified Database Administrator as well. Abdel-Mawla lives in Alexandria - Egypt with his wife and two children. In his spare time he enjoys playing piano.
  • Remote DBA, Regional Lead APAC , Percona
    Akshay Suryawanshi, joined Percona in the month of March 2013. He began his role as a Support Engineer and then moved to the fast growing Remote DBA team. Before joining Percona he worked as a MySQL DBA managing more than a dozen clients. He specializes in MySQL internals especially InnoDB and frequently blogs about it at mysqlunlimited.blogspot.com. Akshay has done Bachelor of Science specialized in Information technology, OCP certified in Oracle earlier in his career. He currently stays at Mumbai, India, which is the economic capital of India and one of the largest cities in the world.
  • Co-Founder , Codership
    Alex is the Co-Founder of Codership and started his professional software development career in 2003 at Continuent where he was hooked up on synchronous replication. After that he joined R&D team at Meshcom, Inc learning the ways of mesh networking, embedded SW development and Scrum process management. There he got this crazy idea that running a software company can be fun. In his former life, he held a Masters Degree in Astronomy from SUNY at Stony Brook and worked as a software engineer at Budker Institute for Nuclear Physics.
  • Manager, Engineering , Pythian
    Alkin has extensive experience in enterprise relational databases working in various sectors for large corporations. With more then 19 years of industry experience he has acquired skills for managing large projects from ground up to production. For the past four years he's been focusing on e-commerce, SaaS and MySQL technologies. He managed and architected database topologies for high volume site at eBay Intl. He has several years of experience on 24X7 support and operational tasks as well as improving database systems for major companies. Currently leading global operations team on Tier 1 support for MySQL customers.
  • Principal Software Engineer , Hewlett Packard
    Andrew Hutchings (aka LinuxJedi) is a Principal Software Engineer for Hewlett-Packard's Advanced Technology Group, a think tank for open source technology. 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.
  • 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.
  • MySQL HA Product Management , Oracle
    Andrew is a Product Manager with responsibility for MySQL High Availability Solutions – in particular replication, MySQL Cluster and other clustering technologies. His primary roles in MySQL are working with engineers to make sure that MySQL Cluster & replication evolve to meet the needs of their users as well as spreading the word on the what people can get from these technologies.
  • Head of database engineering , Spil Games
    Worked over eight years at 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 a world leader in casual gaming that pursues growth through constant innovation.
  • MySQL DBA , Percona
    Ben currently works as the Technical Lead for the Percona Remote DBA team, previous roles have included MySQL Team Technical Lead at Pythian, and Senior DBA at Nokia.
  • Senior Knowledge Manager , Percona
    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.
  • Chief Evangelist , MariaDB
    Colin Charles works on MariaDB at SkySQL. He has been the Chief Evangelist for MariaDB since 2009, work ranging from speaking engagements to consultancy and engineering works around MariaDB. He lives in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 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 on the conference track having spoken at many of them over the course of his career.
  • Remote DBA EMEA Regional Lead / RDBA Security Lead , Percona
    David has been a Linux systems admin for around 12 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
  • Principal Consultant , Pythian
    As a Principal Consultant for the MySQL technology group at Pythian, I get to interact daily with some of the brightest minds in the Relational Database and NoSQL world, as well as research new technologies and methods for maintaining MySQL environments for the myriad of use-cases required by Pythian's clientele.
  • 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.
  • Senior Global Technical Marketing Manager , HGST
    Earle F. Philhower, III is the Senior Manager of the Solutions and Benchmarking Lab at HGST.  There he gets to work with the latest technology HDD, SSD, and Software that HGST has to offer in order to help customers get the most from HGST’s portfolio.  He has over seven years’ experience in creating high performance solid state storage solutions for customers, starting at Virident in 2006 and continuing at HGST after Virident’s acquisition in 2013.  His hands-on experience covers a broad spectrum of enterprise use cases from major vendor databases, caches, virtualisation, clustering, and HPC codes to bespoke C++ and Java applications. Prior to his time at HGST and Virident he spent several years at VxTel, where he developed highly parallel and scalable ASIC RISC/DSP processors, from architecture to layout to application coding, and systems-on-a-chip to support the burgeoning VoIP market.
  • 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.
  • MySQL Consultant , DbaHire.com
    Jaime’s MySQL focus is on query and schema optimizations and solutions for high scalability. He is a certified MySQL DBA, DEV, and Cluster DBA, as well as SCJP, SCWCD and Zend PHP Engineer. His mother tongue is Spanish, but he also speaks English and French. Former MySQL A.B./Sun Microsystems/Oracle Instructor and Percona Senior Instructor/Consultant, he is now an independent MySQL Consultant at DBAhire.com
  • Senior System Engineer , Booking.com
    Since joining Booking.com in October 2013, Jean-François worked on scaling the growing MySQL replication installations. His interests are on distributed systems. Before that, he worked as a System/Network/Storage Administrator on a Linux/VMWare environment, as an Architect for mobile services platforms, and as a Java Programmer.
  • Lead DBA , myDBAteam
    Jeremy Glick is a Lead DBA at MyDBAteam. As part of his day-to-day responsibilities, he leads a team of DBAs through a broad range of categories, including performance tuning, data security, HA, and DR planning. Jeremy holds multiple MySQL certifications and is a RedHat RHCE. Before MyDBAteam, Jeremy was a Lead DBA at iCrossing, and Senior DBA at Peapod.
  • Principal Architect , Percona
    Kenny is currently Principal Architect at Percona.
  • Head of Technical Account Management , Percona
    Liz joined Percona after spending 5 years as a performance consultant for a University research lab in Belgium. During this time, she spent most of her days measuring and trying to reduce the impact of virtualized environments all across the software stack. Optimizing software became something of an obsession, and MySQL found its special place in her heart soon after. Liz has spoken and led tutorials on DBA best practices multiple times at past Percona Live events.
  • Database Administrator , ebay Classifieds Group
    Luis has been working with Information Systems since 1999. He worked as a developer, system administrator, and has been dealing with Relational Databases since 2001, when he started as a certified Oracle DBA. Luis is a proud member of the London Perl Mongers since 1999. He is also the author and maintainer of a handful of irrelevant Perl Modules. He worked for RIPE NCC, where he had the opportunity to manage the RIPE Whois Database and maintain the software behind it. Since he joined ebay Classifieds Group in 2010 he has been working exclusively with MySQL databases, servicing ebay Classifieds Group business units in more than 13 countries. When time allows Luis blogs about practical Database Administration in his personal blog, Deaf by Salami, watches "House, MD" and Science Fiction movies, and travels around the world making photos of landscapes and people.
  • Principle Software Engineer , Oracle
    Luís Soares is a Principle Software Engineer and the MySQL Replication Team lead at Oracle. His research interests include replication technologies, dependable systems and high availability. Before joining the MySQL team, he was both a post-graduate student and a researcher at the University of Minho, Portugal, where he designed and implemented group-based replication protocols. Before that, he worked for a Portuguese multi-national company as a system analyst.
  • MySQL DBA , IE Domain Registry
    Marcelo Altmann works for the IE Domain Registry as a MySQL Database Administrator, he joined the company in July 2013. Before IEDR, Marcelo worked in several IT companies in Ireland and Brazil developing and managing MySQL servers.
  • MySQL Team Lead , Pythian
    With years of experience as a MySQL DBA, Mark has direct experience administrating everything from multinational corporations to tiny web startups. He leads a global team of talented DBAs to identify performance bottlenecks and provide consistent daily operations.
  • Software Development Senior Manager , MySQL @ Oracle
    Mark has worked on MySQL, Oracle, Sybase and SQL Server servers, and monitoring and management tools for these, for an extensive time. He joined MySQL in 2005 as a Support Engineer and is now Senior Software Development Manager in Oracle's MySQL Enterprise Tools group where he helps lead development of MySQL Enterprise Monitor, MySQL Proxy, and works closely with the MySQL server team on the Performance Schema, and MySQL instrumentation in general. Mark also develops ps_helper, a collection of views, procedures and functions, that can be used to help interpret Performance Schema data.
  • Senior Site Reliability Engineer , Modernizing Medicine
    In my current position as Senior Site Reliability Engineer at Modernizing Medicine, I am responsible for the overall availability and performance of our flagship product EMA. Duties include architecture in the cloud, scaling for rapid growth, data protection and security, as well as general linux and MySQL database administration. In a previous role I was responsible for overall hardware and software architecture for a start-up, which rapidly grew into a $750 million+ public company. I love Linux, MySQL, and open source.
  • Director of Documentation , Continuent
    A professional writer for over 15 years, Martin 'MC' Brown is the author and contributor to over 26 books covering an array of topics, including programming, system management and web technologies. His expertise spans myriad development languages and platforms – Perl, Python, Java, JavaScript, C, C++, Shellscript, Windows, Solaris, Linux, BeOS, Mac OS and more. The combination has resulted in expertise in web programming, systems management and integration, and XML and DocBook technologies for writing and publishing documentation. A former LAMP Technologies Editor for LinuxWorld magazine, and a regular contributor to ServerWatch.com, LinuxPlanet, ComputerWorld and IBM developerWorks. As a Subject Matter Expert for Microsoft he provided technical input to their Windows Server and certification projects. He draws on a rich and varied background as founder member of a leading UK ISP, systems manager and IT consultant for an advertising agency and Internet solutions group, technical specialist for an intercontinental ISP network, and database designer and programmer – and as a self-confessed compulsive consumer of computing hardware and software. In his pre-writing life he spent more than 10 years designing and managing mixed platform environments, developing the rare talent of being able to convey the benefits and intricacies of his subject with equal measures of enthusiasm, professionalism, in-depth knowledge and insight. Most recently he has concentrated on building high quality user-focused information through his books, articles, and MySQL and the MySQL groups within Sun and Oracle. In addition to producing the content, he has also developed the documentation systems to improve he quality and efficiency of the documentation being written. MC is currently the Director of Documentation for Continuent and is responsible for building the documentation and supporting information.
  • Senior MySQL Engineer , Pythian
    Miklos is a Senior Engineer at Pythian with 10+ years experience in System and Network Administration. He is a MySQL user since version 3.23 and this was his main professional interest in the last 4 years. Previously he worked for Walt Disney Intl as the main MySQL DBA and he was responsible for the performance of hundreds of sites. He lives in Budapest.
  • Lead Database Consultant , Pythian
    Nikolaos Vyzas is a Lead Database Consultant at Pythian and an avid Open Source Database Engineer. He started his career as a software developer in South Africa and then moved into technology consulting for various European and US based firms. After having worked at Accenture as a Senior Consultant implementing automated DSL, VoIP and IPTV Ethernet service provisioning solutions for several years he moved into the world of open source technology working within the areas of MySQL, Galera, Redis, MemcacheD and MongoDB on many OS platforms including RHEL, Fedora, Debian, Solaris and FreeBSD.