About the Authors
George joined the Percona development team in April 2012. George has over 25 years of experience in software support, development, architecture and project management. Prior to joining Percona, George was focused on Windows based enterprise application server development and network protocol classification and optimization with heavy doses of database schema design, architecture and tuning.
George lives in the beautiful mountains of north-central Arizona with his wife and cat. His hobbies are fiddling with cool bits of technology, home brewing and winemaking, tending his ever growing garden, hiking, fishing, camping and otherwise enjoying the out of doors as much as possible.
Sveta joined Percona in 2015.
Her main professional interests are problem solving, working with tricky issues, bugs, finding patterns which can solve typical issues quicker, teaching others how to deal with MySQL issues, bugs and gotchas effectively. Before joining Percona Sveta worked as Support Engineer in MySQL Bugs Analysis Support Group in MySQL AB-Sun-Oracle.
She is author of book "MySQL Troubleshooting" and JSON UDF functions for MySQL.
Vlad joined Percona in April 2012. Before coming to Percona he worked on improving performance and reliability of high load projects with LAMP architecture. His work consisted in developing fast servers and modules with C and C++, projects state monitoring, searching bottlenecks, open source projects patching including nginx, memcache, sphinx, php, ejabberd. He took part in developing not only server-side applications, but desktop and mobile ones too. Also he had experience in project/product management, hiring, partners negotiations.
Before that he worked in several IT companies where he developed desktop applications on C++ for such areas as industrial automation, parallel computing, media production.
He holds a Master's Degree in Technique and Technology from Tula State University. Now he lives in Tula city with his wife and daughter.