May 29, 2019
 Percona Live Open Source Database Conference 2019
  Derek Downey

Technology is ever evolving. New open source databases pop up and fade away.

Even the role of a database administrator changes as DBaaS adoption becomes status quo.

The burden of maintaining your skills and knowledge is on you.

Charles Duhigg, the author of The Power of Habit, writes "If you believe you can change - if you make it a habit - the change becomes real."

Through anecdotes of how a global managed services provider like Pythian enables learning for its employees, this session will provide strategies to make learning a habit.

These strategies will help you thrive in your career, whether you are an individual contributor, or a leader hoping to enable learning for your team.



About the Author

Derek Downey

"The beginning of wisdom is this: Get wisdom. Though it cost all you have, get understanding." -- Proverbs 4:7 As a technologist excited about open source database systems and the businesses that they power, I am enthusiastic about efficiency through automation, Operational Visibility, the adoption of Cloud Technologies, and Virtual/Augmented reality. I am privileged to lead a globally distributed group of very bright minds in the space, allowing me the opportunity to learn from them on a daily basis.