Davi Arnaut is a member of the MySQL development team at Twitter. He works closely with Twitter's MySQL DBA team to add new features to MySQL, evaluate performance, and track down and fix bugs. In the past, Arnaut was a lead software engineer of the MySQL engineering team at Oracle.
Daniel Austin is chief architect and member of the technical staff at PayPal, where he is focused on large-scale payment systems. In a past life, Austin worked for organizations such as CERN, NASA, Sun, and Yahoo! in pursuit of making the Internet faster and smarter.
Ronald Bradford has more than two decades of enterprise RDBMS industry experience with MySQL (10 years), Oracle (8 years), and Ingres (7 years) technologies. He provides independent advisory and consulting services solving essential business continuity needs, addressing availability, scalability, and resilience. Bradford is the 2009 MySQL Community member of the year. He writes on Twitter at @RonaldBradford and @MySQLExpert and is co-author of Expert PHP and MySQL, published by Wrox Riley.
Bruce Burns is responsible for working with strategic partners using Amazon Web Services infrastructure. This work includes managing the business, sales, and technical engagements with key managed partners to ensure the success of our mutual customers on Amazon Web Services.
Before joining Amazon Web Services, Burns spent more than 16 years at Microsoft, where he served in a variety of positions in the developer and platform groups, including managing the Windows 7 software ecosystem team, creating the strategic relations group, business management of Microsoft’s .NET personal services group, and managing Windows evangelism for the developer relations group. Burns holds a bachelor of business administration, marketing management from Boise State University and enjoys outdoor sports and activities with his family.
Sheeri K. Cabral has an MS in computer science specializing in databases from Brandeis University, and a background in systems administration. Unstoppable as a volunteer and activist since age 14, Cabral founded and organizes the Boston, Massachusetts, USA MySQL User Group and is the creator and co-host of OurSQLCast: The MySQL Database Community Podcast, available on iTunes. She was the first MySQL Oracle ACE Director, and is the founder (and current treasurer) of Technocation, Inc., a not-for-profit organization providing resources and educational grants to IT professionals. Cabral wrote the MySQL Administrator's Bible (Wiley) and has been a technical editor for high-profile O'Reilly Media books such as High Performance MySQL 2nd Edition and C.J. Date's SQL and Relational Theory.
Jeremy Cole is a long-time MySQL Geek and pioneer of MySQL scalability. Cole started his MySQL adventure ten years ago as the fourteenth employee of the startup MySQL AB. His initial work was primarily on documentation and core development; he soon transitioned into support, and finally ran the training and consulting organization during his four-and-a-half years there. After MySQL, Cole coined the “MySQL Geek” title at Yahoo!, supporting hundreds of internal users of MySQL and many thousands of MySQL servers within Yahoo!’s infrastructure, as well as building a large team of MySQL experts around the world. He went on to found one of the premier MySQL consulting companies, Proven Scaling, which, during its more than three years of operation, provided detailed advice, optimization, new tools, and hands-on DBA and emergency support to more than 100 influential companies. Cole is currently managing a growing team of DBAs at Twitter, keeping the world tweeting.
Patrick Galbraith is a principal cloud developer at HP Cloud Services. In his “spare time”, he maintains DBD::mysql, the Perl client driver for MySQL, as well as other projects, uses the cloud to solve problems, raises his two young children, and works the land with his Kubota tractor. Galbraith is the author of two books: Developing Web Applications using Perl, Memcached, MySQL, and Apache and Expert PHP and MySQL. He lives up in the beautiful and tranquil countryside of New Hampshire with his wife Ruth, son Kiran, and daughter Sara.
Henrik Ingo currently works at Nokia as a senior performance architect. Prior to Nokia he worked with MySQL Cluster at Sun Microsystems. Ingo is an active contributor to Drupal and the MySQL ecosystem and is author of the book Open Life: The Philosophy of Open Source, and a blog of the same name.
Giuseppe Maxia works as QA director with Continuent. He's an active member of the MySQL community and a long-time open source enthusiast. During the past decades Maxia has worked in various IT-related fields, focusing on databases, object-oriented programming, and system administration. Maxia is fluent in Italian, English, Perl, Python, SQL, Lua, C, and Bash, and a good speaker of French, Spanish, and Java. He works in cyberspace with a virtual team, and has been a two-time recipient of the MySQL Community Award. Maxia is currently an Oracle ACE Director.
Abdul Sathar Sait is a principal solutions architect at Amazon Web Services, specializing in Oracle products and technologies on AWS. Abdul works closely with Oracle and AWS Global Partners to help customers have the best experience running Oracle Software on AWS.
For almost all of the past 20 years Sait has worked with various Oracle products and technologies designing, developing, and architecting solutions for enterprises. A good part of his career was spent at Oracle itself. Prior to joining Amazon Web Services, Sait served as director of consulting services at TechnoLogic, a company specializing in Oracle technology implementations. He holds an MS in computer applications, and calls Seattle home.
Edward Screven is Chief Corporate Architect at Oracle. Reporting to Oracle CEO Larry Ellison, Screven drives technology and architecture decisions across all Oracle products to ensure product directions are consistent with Oracle's overall strategy. At Oracle since 1986, he is responsible for Oracle's open source businesses including unbreakable Linux, virtualization, MySQL, and Open Office. Screven also leads company-wide strategic initiatives including standards management and security.
Dr. Lars Thalmann is the development director for MySQL replication, backup, and connectors at Oracle. He is responsible for the strategy and development of these features and leads the corresponding engineering teams. Thalmann has worked with MySQL development since 2001. He has driven the creation and development of the MySQL backup feature, guided the evolution of MySQL replication since 2004, and been a key player in the development of MySQL Cluster replication.
Tomas Ulin has been working with the MySQL Database team since 2003, and currently works for Oracle. Based in Sweden, he is vice president for the MySQL engineering team, responsible for the development and maintenance of MySQL-related software products within Oracle, such as MySQL Server, MySQL Cluster, MySQL Connectors, MySQL Workbench, MySQL Enterprise Backup, and MySQL Enterprise Monitor. Prior to working with MySQL, Ulin worked in the telecommunications industry for Swedish firms Telia and Ericsson. He has an MS in computer science and applied physics from Case Western Reserve University and a PhD in computer science from the Royal Institute of Technology (Sweden).
Peter Zaitsev managed the High Performance Group within MySQL until 2006, when he founded Percona. Zaitsev has an MS in computer science and is an expert in database kernels, computer hardware, and application scaling.
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