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  April, 2014
   Roel Van de Paar

How to find bugs in MySQL

For Roel Van de Paar, finding bugs in MySQL is not only fun, it’s also something he's been doing the last four years of his professional life.

Whether you want to become the next Shane Bester (who is generally considered the most skilled MySQL bug hunter worldwide), or just want to prove you can outsmart some of the world’s best programmers, finding bugs in MySQL is a skill not reserved anymore to top QA engineers armed with a loads of scripts, expensive flash storage and top-range server hardware.

As Percona's director of development services, Roel leads Percona's Development Services group, which includes Percona's QA, documentation, software packaging, build/release management and performance testing teams.


Roel Van de Paar
Senior QA Lead
Roel joined Percona in July, 2012. A seasoned professional, Roel has an extensive and varied background in IT, backed up by many industry leading certifications. Previously Roel was a Senior QA Engineer at Oracle, contributing significantly to the MySQL QA infrastructure. Prior to this he was a Senior Support Engineer at Oracle/Sun, supporting enterprise scale MySQL deployments across a variety of platforms. Roel's prior IT career also included being a Support/Systems Engineer at Siemens, and a Project Manager for Volvo IT, where he led several major projects. He currently works from his home office in NSW, Australia. Roel also enjoys time with God, his wife and 5 children, or in just being out and about.

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