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.
Global Transaction ID (GTID) is one of the most compelling new features of MySQL 5.6. It is also one of the trickiest to deploy to an existing large-scale environment.