Jay Edwards

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.


Continuous Delivery has become a best practice for automating and improving the process of software delivery. Automated testing, continuous integration and continuous deployment are mandatory skills for releasing software rapidly with minimal risk and optimal recoverability. The process of managing change in database environments has proven to be a challenge, causing lag in organizations'... [read more]