• CTO , Continuent
    Edward Archibald, CTO, brings over 25 years of distributed systems architecture and engineering experience. Prior to Continuent, he was the Sr. Director of Data Services at Moody's Analytics, the DBMS connectivity lead at Forte Software, and was responsible for architecture, design and engineering leadership for a number of innovative DBMS and middleware solutions at Sybase, including Replication Server and Open Server 2.0.
  • CUBRID Project Manager , NHN Corporation
    Esen is a Node.js developer and project manager at CUBRID open source database project. He often interacts with CUBRID users community answering to their questions and helping them resolve CUBRID related issues. Beside the CUBRID project, Esen contributes to various open source projects like Hibernate, CodeIgniter, Yii, etc. In his free time, Esen maintains Pulsr, a fast Node.js Web Framework. Personally Esen is very interested in big data, scalability, and single page real-time Web apps. He enjoys reading (a lot!) and writing tech articles. He is a DZone MVB and has written over one hundred blogs at http://www.cubrid.org/blog and even more tutorials.
  • Director of Engineering , Tumblr
    Evan is a software engineer and database automation expert based in New York City. He was originally engineer #4 at Tumblr, where he recently returned to direct several backend engineering teams. Previously he was a member of Facebook's MySQL Infrastructure team, where he deployed GTID to the world's largest MySQL fleet, and led development of the company's internal DBaaS platform. He has been using MySQL since 2003, and is the creator of two open source tools: Jetpants, a shard orchestration toolkit; and Skeema, a schema management system.
  • Senior Consultant , Percona
    Fernando works as Senior Consultant at Percona. Prior to joining the company, he worked as a contractor for several financial services institutions, telcos, and smaller technology providers. During that period, he acquired experience managing different UNIX type systems, developing or improving fault tolerant software, and managing small teams of technically skilled people. He has been involved in the Open Source Community as a user since 1997, and as a contributor since 2001, when he deployed his first production MySQL server and right away started working on a set of scripts to manage master/slave pairs via the mysql-ha (later renamed highbase) project. Since then, he has continued to be actively involved in the community, more recently with contributions to Percona Toolkit and MySQL Fabric. He lives with his family in Montevideo, Uruguay. When not working, he enjoys family life, music and coffee.
  • MySQL Senior Consultant , Percona
    Born and working in Argentina, Francisco has been working as DBA for over 8 years. Started in the health industry with SQL Server Francisco has collaborated as DBA testing and deploying backend solutions. In 2008 Francisco moved to Mobile Marketing industry where he started with MySQL 4.1 in high volume environments, he successfully collaborated on version upgrading to 5.x series. With additional experience in gaming world Francisco moved to The Pythian Group in 2011 becoming a Remote DBA, this opportunity helped to improve DBA skills in complex environments. Finally in 2013 Francisco moved to Percona becoming a MySQL consultant where highly complex environments are part of the daily work and MySQL is just one of the moving pieces. He is also an active collaborator of Argentina groups and an active participant of Argentina and Uruguay conferences, and also participated as speaker in PLMCE 2013.
  • 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.
  • Database Operations Engineer , Box, Inc.
    Geoffrey Anderson is a Senior Database Operations Engineer at Box where he specializes in database administration, optimization, and tooling for MySQL and HBase. Geoffrey holds a B.S. in Information Technology from the Rochester Institute of Technology.
  • Software Engineer , Percona
    George joined the Percona development team in April 2012. George has over 20 years of experience in software support, development, architecture and project management. Prior to joining Percona, George was focused on Windows based enterprise application server development and network protocol classification and optimization with heavy doses of database schema design, architecture and tuning. George lives in the beautiful mountains of north-central Arizona with his wife and cat. His hobbies are fiddling with cool bits of technology, home brewing and winemaking, tending his ever growing garden, hiking, fishing, camping and otherwise enjoying the out of doors as much as possible.
  • Sr Sales Engineer , MariaDB
    More than 25 years of experience in the IT industry, most of them around databases. Joined MySQL Inc from 2002 through 2008 and kept involved in the MySQL eco system through my job and a number of projects. Currently I co-host the Oursql, MySQL Community podcast with Sheeri Cabral.
  • 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 decades I have worked in various IT related fields, with focus on databases, object oriented programming, system administration, quality assurance. Fluent in Italian, English, Perl, Python, SQL, Spanish, C, Bash, and good speaker of C , French, Java. I work in cyberspace, with a virtual team.
  • Senior Principal Engineer , Amazon Web Services
    Grant McAlister is a Senior Principal Engineer at Amazon.com where he works on RDS – Amazon’s Relational Database Service. For the past 13 years Grant has been responsible for the performance, scalability and availability of Amazon’s databases. Before joining Amazon.com in 1999, Grant worked as an Independent Database Consultant and as a Senior Principle Consultant for Oracle Corporation. A 1991 graduate of the University of Alberta, Grant has been working with various database systems for the past 20 years.
  • MySQL Performance Engineer , Facebook
    Harrison is member of Facebook database performance team. He previously worked at MySQL AB for 8 years as a trainer and support engineer. He has also co-authored a book, MySQL Clustering.
  • Solution Architect , MongoDB
    Henrik Ingo is a Solutions Architect at MongoDB Inc. Prior to that he worked as MySQL specialist in various companies. You may have seen his blog at openlife.cc.
  • CEO , Sphinx Information Technologies Inc.
    Ibrahim applies his combined expertise in software development, network support and business development to lead the operations of Sphinx InfoTech services and solutions. A leader in providing networked solutions since the earliest days of commercial Internet service, Ibrahim has launched several successful Canadian technology businesses, including one of Calgary’s most successful independent Internet Service Provider. His international experience allows him to draw upon diverse technical expertise for any project or client from a global network of highly-skilled technologists and engineers. Ibrahim has been a Microsoft Certified Professional since 1998, and is also a leading edge developer of Linux-based enterprise software. He has engineered complete Linux systems for office, distribution and VOIP telephone services. He has experience working with numerous mini and mainframe operating systems and developing custom code for groupware applications such as Lotus Notes and ACT! Ibrahim Hamouda earned his B.Sc. in Mechanical Production Engineering from Ain Shams University in Cairo.
  • Principal Developer , MariaDB Services, Inc
    Igor started working on MySQL code in 2002 when he joined MySQL AB as a core developer concentrating on the optimization problems. After Sun's acquisition of MySQL Igor realized that the spirit of big corporations was not for him.That why he eagerly joined Monty Program AB in July 2009 where he still works with his old colleagues from MySQL AB on MariaDB releases. Now he mainly focuses on the improvements of the optimizer cost model. Igor has Ph.D. in Computer Science. He operates from Seattle where he has been living with his family from 1995.
  • CTO , Dianomic Systems
    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. Ivan is currently CTO at Dianomic Systems, a company active in building an open source stack for IOT and Fog Computing. Previous engagements include ScaleDB Inc. and Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu. Ivan has served as CTO at SkySQL/MariaDB for 4 years, and he has worked at MySQL AB / Sun / Oracle for 6 years.
  • 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.
  • Software Research Manager , Micron
    Jared’s pioneering work on a holistic approach to therapy is starting to solve real world relationship issues between Micron enterprise SSD’s and the applications they love. Lifeless monochrome cubicles at Intel, Numonyx, and now Micron have all stored his gear over the past decade while he merrily hacked at the Linux kernel and solved memory performance issues.
  • CTO , Blackbird, (formerly PalominoDB)
    Jay was the first dedicated DBA at Twitter. He later served as the lead database engineer at Obama for America during the 2012 election. Currently, he's the CTO for Blackbird, (formerly PalominoDB), a boutique database consulting firm.
  • Managing Principal Architect , Percona
    Jay Janssen started using MySQL in the 3.23 days, but honed his skills during 7 years at Yahoo as a High Availability Consultant specializing in MySQL. He joined Percona in 2011 and is a Managing Consultant there specializing in Percona XtraDB Cluster and High Availability architectures. He tweets at @jayjanssen
  • Principal Trainer/Consultant , SkySQL Ab
    Jens is a principal trainer and consultant within the Professional Services group at SkySQL. Prior to SkySQL, Jens was a Senior Consultant at MySQL and Principal Instructor at Sun Microsystems and ORACLE. Joining MySQL AB in 2005 and working internationally serving many large enterprise customers and well known Web 2.0 companies he delivers all MySQL related training. He has undertaken performance tuning, assisted with database design and configuration, MySQL-Cluster and other HA solutions.
  • Sr. Systems Engineer , Google, Inc.
    Jeremy Cole is a long-time MySQL Geek and pioneer of MySQL scalability. Jeremy started his MySQL adventure in 2000 as the fourteenth employee of a startup: MySQL AB. His initial work was primarily on documentation and core development, soon transitioning into support, and finally running the training and consulting organization during his four and a half years there. After MySQL, Jeremy coined the “MySQL Geek” title at Yahoo!, supporting hundreds of internal users of MySQL and many thousands of MySQL servers within Yahoo!’s infrastructure, as well as building a large team of MySQL experts around the world. Jeremy went on to found one of the premier MySQL consulting companies, Proven Scaling, which during its more than three years of operation provided detailed advice, optimization, new tools, and hands-on DBA and emergency support to more than 100 influential companies. For more than two years, Jeremy managed the growing team of DBAs at Twitter, keeping the world tweeting. Jeremy is currently making MySQL more awesome at Google.
  • Director of Engineering , HP
    Jim is the Director of Engineering for the the HP Cloud Services' managed database service based on Reddwarf and Openstack. Prior to joining HP, Jim was Sr Engineering Manager with Amazon Web Services for Elastic Block Storage and the Co-Founder and VP of Engineering of the wireless startup Zumobi. He is a long time proponent of open/shared software development. Prior to that, Jim spent over 11 years in a variety of senior technical roles at Microsoft, Aldus, and the Walt Disney Internet Group working with a broad array of products and technologies.
  • CTO , Severalnines
    Johan is CTO at Severalnines, a company that enables developers to easily deploy, manage, monitor and scale highly-available MySQL clusters in the data center, in hosted environments and on the cloud. Prior to Severalnines, Johan worked at MySQL/Sun/Oracle and was the Principal Consultant and lead of the MySQL Clustering and High Availability consulting group, where he designed and implemented large-scale MySQL systems at key customers.
  • Platform Engineer , Demonware
    Platform Engineer at Demonware.
  • MySQL DBA , Godaddy, INC.
    John Cesario has been a member of the Data Services Engineering team at Go Daddy for 6 years. He assists in crafting the technical roadmap and enjoys solving problems throughout the entire stack.
  • Dev Infrastructure Tools Lead Engineer , Etsy
    John Goulah has been working in New York City over the last several years for a number of web sites in both technical and management roles, as well as the co-founder of several startups. Having spent much of his youth touring in rock bands and hacking from the road, he is no stranger to crowds, be it a smoke filled room or presenting to the company board. He strives for non mundane tasks and has automated himself out of his last few endeavors, which has landed him in his current role as an Engineer at Etsy, the leading marketplace for handmade goods.
  • Principal Support Engineer @Percona , Percona / Shard-Query / Flexviews
    Justin is a systems architect. His most recent software development project is Shard-Query. His other interests include data warehousing, materialized views, and OLAP analysis. He also created and maintains Flexviews, a materialized view toolkit for MySQL.
  • Software Engineer , Facebook, Inc.
    I've been working on hacking the MySQL source code, mostly in the area of replication, since 2008, and I am now doing so at Facebook.
  • Software Engineer , Google
    Ken is the technical lead of Google Cloud SQL. During his time at Google, he has also worked on Bigtable, Google App Engine, and Google's internal cluster management system.