About the Authors
At the age of 7, Dimitri received his first computer, since then he has felt addicted to anything with a digital pulse. Dimitri has been active in IT professionally since 2003 in which he took various roles from internal system engineering to consulting.
Prior to joining Percona, Dimitri worked as a Open Source consultant for a leading Open Source software consulting firm in Belgium. During his career, Dimitri became familiar with a broad range of open source solutions and with the devops philosophy. Whenever he's not glued to his computer screen, he enjoys travelling, cultural activities, basketball and the great outdoors. Dimitri is living with his girlfriend in the beautiful city of Ghent, Belgium.
Stéphane joined Percona in July 2012, after working as a MySQL DBA for leading French companies.
In real life, he lives in Paris with his wife and their twin daughters. When not in front of a computer or not spending time with his family, he likes playing chess and hiking.
As chief marketing officer for Percona, Terry Erisman is responsible for the company’s global brand and marketing strategy execution as well as Percona’s conferences.
An industry veteran with more than 20 years of experience, Terry has helped start seven companies, launch more than 25 new products, and driven high revenue for a multitude of award-winning companies in the SaaS, open source, and enterprise software sectors. Terry previously served as vice president of product marketing at DotNetNuke, the fastest growing open source web CMS on .NET, where he was responsible for all outbound marketing activities and helped grow company revenues from zero to a $10 million annual run rate in 18 months and the subscription customer base from zero to more than 1,500 in less than three years. Terry’s previous positions included vice president of marketing and business development for Project Hosts, a leading enterprise project management SaaS company, and director of marketing for CaseCentral, a leading SaaS provider to the legal industry and Fortune 500 companies.
Terry has a bachelor’s degree from Harvard University and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. He lives in the heart of Silicon Valley.
Tim joined Percona in the summer of 2013 as a MySQL Technical Account Manager. His areas of knowledge include embedded database technologies, customer service and the traditional Linux/Apache/MySQL/PHP stack.
In his free time, Tim enjoys cheese, IPA beer, exploring the hiking trails of Cascadia and knitting. Tim lives on Vancouver Island with his partner Aeron, a Bernese Mountain Dog named Maggy and a kitten called Peaches.
Tushar Katarki serves as a product manager at Percona. He has 15+ years of Information Technology in DataCenter and Enterprise Systems technology as a software developer, software architect, project manager and in the past 8 years as product manager. Tushar has worked at Red Hat, Polycom, Oracle, Sun and Sycamore Networks and has a MBA from Babson College, MS in Computer Science from University at Buffalo and BS in Electrical Engineering from Karnataka University, India.
Tushar is married and lives with his wife and two kids in the Acton , MA, USA (Greater Boston area) .
Tushar likes to golf, squash, hike, bike.