Conference Committee

  • Shlomi Noach
    Conference Chairman
    Senior Systems Engineer , GitHub
    Shlomi is a senior systems engineer at GitHub. He is an active MySQL community member, and an experienced consultant and instructor. He authors the orchestrator, common_schema, openark-kit (and others) open source tools, and blogs at <a href=""></a>. Shlomi is an Oracle ACE, Oracle Technologist of the Year: 2011, and the 2009 MySQL Community Member of the Year.
  • Software Engineer , Pentaho
    I'm @rolandbouman, a Web- and BI Developer and Information Analyst. I'm currently working as a Software Engineer for Pentaho, a world-leading Open Source Business Intelligence Suite. In the past, I have worked for Inter Access, MySQL AB, Sun Microsystems and Strukton Rail. I'm an active member of both the MySQL and Pentaho communities. I maintain a technical blog at and I co-authored two books about Pentaho: Pentaho Solutions and Pentaho Kettle Solutions.
  • VP/Engineering , Tokutek
    Tim Callaghan is the Vice President of Engineering at Tokutek, creators of TokuDB. A long time database fanatic, Tim has 20 years experience building and administering database applications for commercial and internal usage. Tim spent two years at VoltDB, where he led the field engineering efforts, was the point contact for all commercial and community customers, and served as Product Manager. Before that, he was the Chief System Architect at CrunchTime Information Systems, building their SaaS restaurant solutions and distributed database offerings for the cruise industry.
  • Founder/CTO , On Sabbatical
    Laine Campbell has been working in production database infrastructures since 1999. She has led global teams of DBAs supporting infrastructures for some of the most active and well known e-commerce, online media and gaming companies in the last 17 years. She is one of two authors currently writing O'Reilly's new Database Reliability Engineering book. Certified in ITIL, with a strong operations background, she believes in the importance of solid operations processes and a committed relationship with business and engineering teams in order to succeed. Laine started Palomino in 2007 and spent 7 years focused on building a professional, proactive and passionate team of DBAs and Engineers for Palomino's clientele. In January of 2014, she formed, a collaboration of DevOps and DBA services. With rapid growth and a huge opportunity ahead, was acquired by the Pythian family. Laine is currently exploring business ideas and writing in Las Vegas.
  • 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 , Oracle
    Before joining MySQL AB as a support engineer in 2006, Todd Farmer was a longtime MySQL user and enterprise Java developer. He managed the global MySQL Support organization at Oracle until moving to the MySQL Engineering team in 2013 as Director of Technical Product Management. He is the security lead for all MySQL products, and also focuses on usability, supportability, and cross-product integration.
  • 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
  • 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 decadesI have worked in various IT related fields, with focus on databases, development, system administration. Fluent in Italian, English, Perl, Spanish, SQL, C, Bash, and good speaker of C , French, Python, Java. I work in cyberspace, with a virtual team.
  • DBA , Dailymotion
    Cédric is an open source enthusiast, a MySQL Geek and a tech addict.
 During this last decade, he saw MySQL grow up, the use cases evolve, he met fantastic people and continues to have fun... more than ever. Cédric is DB Architect at Dailymotion, writer for, content manager at and founder of
  • EVP Products and Strategy , ScaleDB Inc.
    Ivan is EVP of Strategy and Products at ScaleDB Inc. He has worked at Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu, and he has served as CTO at SkySQL/MariaDB for 4 years. Prior to that, Ivan worked at MySQL AB / Sun / Oracle for 6 years. 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.
  • 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.