The Rimm-Kaufman Group
Baron Schwartz is the Principal Architect at The Rimm-Kaufman Group. He develops tools that help users succeed with MySQL. He is the lead author of High Performance MySQL.
I work for PayPal, where I'm focused on systems architecture for large-scale payment systems. I'm also interested in big data, microelectronics, computational astronomy, bonsai trees, and social business. In my copious spare time I play the piano and feed my cat in Santa Clara, California.
Florian Jourda is a software architect at Box focusing on all aspects of the object oriented frameworks. He supervises both the web app side (ORM, MVC, ACL) and the infrastructure side (MySQL sharding, memcached strategy). He studied engineering at both Ecole Polytechnique and UC Berkeley.
DBA Team Lead
VP of Technology
Chief Performance Architect