Gillian Gunson

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Gillian joined the GitHub infrastructure team in January 2016. She's worked as a DBA at such companies as Okta, PalominoDB/BlackbirdIT, Pythian and Disney, and spent 3 years on the MySQL support team at Oracle. Her home base is Vancouver, BC.


This talk is going to be a list of anecdotes of bad instructions and requests that MySQL DBAs have received from developers, managers, and users. Some of these come from personal experience, and others are stories I've heard in the industry. This is a lighthearted look at some of the difficult instructions that DBAs get, with an aim of being educational as well. Each listed request will... [read more]
In this hands on lab, Rene Cannao will walk through evaluation of operational errors and issues in MySQL 5.6, and recovering from them. This will be a hands-on workshop where possible. Specific items that cannot easily be reproduced will be done via Amazon/EC2 and screencast. 1. Instance Crashes and Hangs - * Evaluating error logs and troubleshooting methodologies. * Determining issues (... [read more]