About the Author
Colin Charles is the Chief Evangelist at Percona. He was previously on the founding team of MariaDB Server in 2009, and had worked at MySQL since 2005, and been a MySQL user since 2000. Before joining MySQL, he worked actively on the Fedora and OpenOffice.org projects. He’s well known within open source communities in APAC, and has spoken at many conferences.
Experienced technologist, well known in the open source world for work that spans nearly two decades within the community. Pays attention to emerging technologies from an integration standpoint. Prolific speaker at many industry-wide conferences delivering talks and tutorials with ease.
Interests: application development, systems administration, database development, migration, Web-based technologies. Considered expert in Linux and Mac OS X usage/administration/roll-out’s.
Specialties: MariaDB, MySQL, Linux, Open Source, Community, speaking & writing to technical audiences as well as business stakeholders.