About the Authors
Sugu is the co-creator of Vitess, and has been working on it since 2010. Prior to Vitess, Sugu worked on scalability at YouTube and was also part of PayPal in the early days. His recent interest is in distributed systems and consensus algorithms. He occasionally shares his thoughts on his blog ssougou.blogspot.com.
Dan is widely known for his outstanding BBQ and pie. He is also the creator of the multi-award winning smoked chili and grandmaster emeritus of the most prestigious chili competition on the east coast of the US. Dan is an accomplished gardener with a thorough understanding of fruit trees. His specialty is apple trees, however with his relocation to Silicon Valley, citrus trees are now his passion. Bike riding is a favorite pastime of Dan's and he has a goal to ride to Alice's up Rt 9. Dan served as a technologist in two presidential administrations, helped with technology modernization for both large and small companies, wrote software to control aircraft carriers, and has been an early stage engineer at a startup. He is intimately familiar with the internals of the linux kernel and the MySQL codebase, but is still looking for the first patch to submit upstream.