Brian has spent his life working on the details of how to build and scale out systems. He is currently working on a new MicroKernel designed MySQL called Drizzle and is building the plumbing required for a new generation of large scale computer deployment. He also spends time working on Apache Modules, Memcached, and Gearman.
In the past, he has been involved with projects for the Army Engineer Corps, The VirtualHospital, Splunk, MySQL, Slashdot, and was a Distinguished Engineer at Sun Microsystems. He calls Seattle his home since that is where his dog Rosalynd is.
Slava has worked as a consultant for infrastructure software, consumer web, and financial companies while getting his B.S. degree in Computer Science. After graduating, he has worked for three years as a software engineer in the financial industry. He is now on leave from a Ph.D. program in Computer Science at Stony Brook University, working full time on RethinkDB.
He is interested in high level programming languages, compilers, data storage systems, thai boxing, and software start-ups. In his (very limited) spare time he maintains a blog at www.defmacro.org.
Kaj Arnö is EVP Products at SkySQL Ab in Munich, Germany. He leads the Marketing and Engineering efforts of SkySQL, the independent provider of MySQL® related offerings. Kaj devotes his free time to adventures powered by his own muscles (running, kayaking, MTB etc.) and photography, mostly in social media running on MySQL.
Jono Bacon works at Canonical as the Ubuntu Community Manager and works to grow, scale and lead the world-wide Ubuntu community. He is the author of four books, the most recent the Art Of Community published by O’Reilly.
Bacon has a background in journalism (writing for over 12 publications and three books) and also worked as a professional Open Source advocate at the UK government funded OpenAdvantage. He is a prominent member of the Open Source community, co-founder and presenter of LugRadio, contributor to projects such as Jokosher, KDE and GNOME, organizes the annual Community Leadership Summit, and is an active musician.
Mark leads the MySQL engineering team at Facebook. The team makes MySQL better for a large and critical deployment. The team writes about their work at MySQLatFacebook and publishes patches for MySQL at launchpad.
He previously lead the MySQL engineering team at Google. The team published a popular patch for MySQL that included semi-sync replication, user and table monitoring via SHOW TABLE_STATISTICS and USER_STATISTICS, SMP and IO performance patches for InnoDB, global transaction IDs for replication, row-change logging, transactional replication and many bug fixes.
Prior to Google Mark worked at Identity Engines, Oracle and Informix on database internals. Mark holds an M.S. degree in Computer Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He occasionally writes about MySQL at mysqlha.blogspot.com.
Michael is a founder of RethinkDB, the database for solid-state drives. He is passionate about producing high-quality technology that solves real problems. Outside work, he’s interested in linguistics, cognitive science, and interaction design. There’s nothing in life he loves more than a good pastrami sandwich, and immersing himself in completely foreign cultures.
Sheeri K. Cabral has a master’s degree in computer science specializing in databases from Brandeis University. She has background as a systems administrator; has worked with Oracle, Sybase, DB2, Solaris, RedHat/Fedora, AIX, and HP-UX. Unstoppable as a volunteer and activist since age 14, Cabral founded and organizes the Boston, Massachusetts, USA, MySQL User group, and wrote the MySQL Administrator’s Bible (www.tinyurl.com/mysqlbible). She currently works for PalominoDB, a remote database management company
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Edward Screven is Chief Corporate Architect at Oracle. Reporting to CEO, Larry Ellison, he drives technology and architecture decisions across all Oracle products to ensure that product directions are consistent with Oracle’s overall strategy. An Oracle veteran since 1986, he is responsible for Oracle’s open source businesses including Unbreakable Linux, Virtualization, MySQL, and OpenOffice. Mr. Screven also leads company-wide strategic initiatives including Standards Management and Security.
Founder of MySQL AB. Original author & architect of the MySQL server. Founder and CEO of Monty Program Ab and creator of MariaDB. Founder of the Open Database Alliance.
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