Randy Wigginton

Engineer, Square, Inc.

Randy's obsession with computers began in 1974 when he was just 14 years old. In 1977, Randy joined a new company called Apple Computer as their first software engineer and employee #6. While at Apple, Randy wrote MacWrite, the world's first WYSIWYG word processor, for the launch of the Macintosh in 1984. Randy's career spans many of Silicon Valley's most notable companies such as E*TRADE, eBay and Google. In 2011, Randy joined Square and has most notably built the payment gateways to the company's payment partners today.

Submitted Sessions

Distributed transaction support is one of the most interesting, yet underutilized, aspects of MySQL. This session will begin with a discussion of the nature of distributed transactions as well as their failure points and cover some common roll-your-own solutions. We'll finish by implementing a distributed money-transfer system using MySQL XA. Attendees of this talk will be able to identify... [read more]

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