This lively panel discussion keynote will address the challenges large, modern web properties face in scaling MySQL. Panelists from Facebook, YouTube, and Flickr pair up with MySQL engineers in discussing the current and future problem domain and possible solutions.
Kaj Arnö is VP Community at MySQL AB. He promotes the 3 Ps of the MySQL Community: Popularity, Participation and Pioneering—connecting the external and internal MySQL developers with each other. Kaj believes there are internal connections between his favourite topics which include arranging meetings in a virtual organisation, coping with timezones, managing cross-cultural teams and singing drinking songs (a practice of his native Finland that he is promoting with varied success in Munich, Germany where he’s currently living).
John has worked in systems operations for over fourteen years in biotech, government and online media. He started out tuning parallel clusters running vehicle crash simulations for the U.S. government, and then moved on to the Internet in 1997. He built the backing infrastructures at Salon, InfoWorld, Friendster, and Flickr. He is now VP of Tech Operations at Etsy, and is the author of The Art of Capacity Planning published by O’Reilly.
Jeff Rothschild is Vice President of Technology at Facebook, where he focuses on scalability and performance. Prior to Facebook, Jeff focused on storage management and Internet services as an investor and entrepreneur. He previously co-founded Veritas Software, where he was responsible for product strategy and architecture. Jeff also co-founded Mpath Interactive/Hearme, the Internet multiplayer games and voice chat service, where he served as Vice President of Engineering. He is also a consulting partner with Accel Partners and during his tenure has worked with Walmart.com, Rhapsody Networks and Mendocino Software. Jeff holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology and master’s degree in computer science from Vanderbilt University.
Monty Taylor runs developer automation for the OpenStack project, including the developer tooling, continuous integration and automation systems. Monty is also a core developer on the Drizzle project and was a Senior Consultant for MySQL, Inc. before they got gobbled up. He’s an expert in distributed systems and will bend your ear with stories of Burning Man if you let him.
Domas Mituzas is database engineer at Facebook and volunteer Wikipedia performance and data engineer.
He currently serves on the Advisory Board of Wikimedia Foundation, and has been member of Board of Trustees for it in the past.
Paul has been a sysadmin, DBA or something in between for 25 years, if you count college jobs. In this century, he’s helped build the infrastructure for many startups , notably PayPal and Youtube, as a database architecture and scalability expert. Currently Paul is the manager of the architecture, database, sysadmin and data warehousing groups at YouTube.
Frank Mashraqi is a renowned speaker and scalability advisor to several startups. He has nearly a decade of scalability, engineering management and monetization experience. Prior to Opportunities, Frank was Co-founder and VP Technology of XGraph, an advertising company using social graph data to scale highly targeted campaigns. Prior to that, Frank was Director of Business Operations and Technical Strategy for Fotolog where he played a pivotal role in helping Fotolog scale to become the 13th largest website on the Internet (Alexa: based on traffic) and the third most actively used social network in the world (ComScore). He also led the disaster recovery efforts at Fotolog after a SAN crash threatened to put $100M acquisition offer in jeopardy. Frank holds a BBA in Accounting and a BS in Computer Information Systems. He lives in Menlo Park, CA and is passionate about helping entrepreneurs.
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