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Speakers

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Brian Aker

Brian Aker Brian Aker is the director of architecture for MySQL when he helps set direction for technology and looks for opportunities to harness and shape the MySQL database for efforts in Web, OEM, and telephony. In his copious amounts of free time he works on Apache and Perl modules, and hacks on the Asterisk Telephony System (hence, never has a working home phone number). In the past, he has been involved with projects for the Army Engineer Corps, The Virtual Hospital, Splunk, and Slashdot. He lives in Seattle with his dog Rosalynd.

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Grant Allen

Grant Allen has worked in the database field for 16 years, as a database administrator (starting with Oracle v6!), and enterprise architect. He specializes in design, development, and performance tuning with MySQL, Oracle, SQL Server, DB2, PostgreSQL and other databases. After stints in private enterprise, academia and government around the world, Grant now works for Google, where daily life includes the challenges of running MySQL at "Google-scale" and beyond.

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John Allspaw

John Allspaw has worked in systems operations for over ten 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.com, InfoWorld.com, Friendster.com and Flickr.com, where he currently manages operations.

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Michael Anderson

Anderson is the Chief Architect of the Unisys Strategic Program Office for Open Source. Mike is responsible for providing thought leadership and strategy globally for the entire Unisys open source offering. Previously at Unisys, he had established worldwide application architecture strategy for the telecommunications industry. He was the Chief Architect with overall design authority for the Unisys Next Generation Messaging solution for major services providers worldwide. Next Generation Messaging is based entirely on open source components.

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Johan Andersson

Johan Andersson is a Principal Consultant with MySQL with a focus on High Availability and High Performance Clustering. Johan has coordinated the design and implementation of many large-scale database clusters on behalf of clients in a number of industries, including telecomms and high availability e-commerce systems. Johan has a background in high performance computing, and previously, he worked at Ericsson with the development of real-time main-memory databases for the telecom market.

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Dr. Pandian Angaian

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Tobias Asplund

Tobias Asplund works for the professional services team at MySQL AB. He travels the world and gives training classes and performance tuning consulting.

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Mark Atwood

Mark Atwood Mark Atwood has been a fan, proponent, and user of Open Source software from back when the only two big projects were gcc and emacs. He is currently enjoying a break from the corporate grind, and is using his time to become familiar with MySQL. He lives in Seattle with his two cats.

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Jess Balint

Jess Balint is a recent addition to the Connectors team at MySQL. Currently focusing on the new implementation of Connector/ODBC, he aims to bring a wide range of expertise to all areas of development. Jess has focused on application development in several different industries and has been a member of the Java community for a number of years.

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Andy Bang

Andy Bang Andy Bang is the director of MySQL Network, responsible for Project Merlin that is focused on the needs of DBAs. Prior to MySQL, he spent over eight years designing the Extensity suite of travel, expense, and time management products. Bang has B.S. and M.S. degress in engineering from UC Berkeley.

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Sehmuz Bayhan

Sehmuz Bayhan is the director of database systems for CNET Networks where he manages a team of Database Administrators. Sehmuz has been a DBA for more than 15 years and had managed many different databases in his career. In the past, he was a consultant for a major database company working in multiple countries in Europe, and in US. He has been working at CNET Networks since 2000.

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Charles Bell

Dr. Charles A. Bell conducts research in emerging technologies. He works for MySQL AB as a senior software developer on the replication team assisting the development of online backup features. He is also an adjunct faculty member at Virginia Commonwealth University where he teaches graduate-level computer science courses.

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Ask Bjørn Hansen

Ask Bjørn Hansen Ask Bjørn Hansen is a software developer and consultant focused on Perl, Apache, Linux and other open source technologies. He has worked with Perl for more than eight years, building large and small systems in Perl, including mod_perl systems serving thousands of requests per second. He is a member of the Apache Software Foundation and has been building and managing much of the perl.org community infrastructure since 1999.

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Fabrice Bonan

Fabrice Bonan Fabrice Bonan is co-founder and Chief Operating Officer of Talend. Prior to co-founding Talend, he gained advanced experience in the integration field as the Technical Director of the integration practice for a large European systems integrator, where he managed complex projects for large clients. Fabrice has also co-founded an IT Asset Management software company, based in France and in the Silicon Valley. Fabrice holds a degree in Computer Science from EPITA in Paris.

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Roland Bouman

Roland has been working in IT since 1998. During his career he gained expertise in database application development and BI/CI, mainly with database products like Oracle and MS SQL Server. He also has considerable experience with XML/XSLT and information analysis. Since 2005, Roland has become increasingly interested in the MySQL RDBMS. He started actively participating in the MySQL user community. As a result of these efforts, he has been awarded the MySQL 2005 Beta Challenge, and the MySQL 2005 Forum Leader of the year.

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Ronald Bradford

Ronald Bradford Having joined the ranks of MySQL as Senior Consultant in the USA Professional Services since UC2006, Ronald Bradford brings over 17 years experience in Database Modeling and Large Systems Design, Development, and Deployment. He has specialized in Oracle and Ingres Relational Database Management Systems, and has deployed software applications to clients in the government, education, financial, military, and research industry sectors. Combining 7 years working with MySQL in the design and development of web-based applications using various open source technologies including Java and the LAMP stack, Ronald also brings an Aussie flare to MySQL and the MySQL Community.

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Reggie Burnett

Reggie Burnett Reggie Burnett has over eighteen years experience in software development and specializes in .NET and Windows applications. He is currently the architect and maintainer of MySQL Connector/Net.

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Mark Callaghan

Mark Callaghan is a software developer at Google. He supports and enhances MySQL used internally at Google. Previously he worked on SQL processing at Oracle.

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Dawn Renee Campbell

Dawn Renee Campbell Dawn renee Campbell is the APM Product Manager at BakBone Software. She is responsible for the development and product direction for NetVault: Backup APM for MySQL. Before coming to BakBone, Dawn was the Siebel Product Manager at Quest Software and spent 7 years as a DBA for multiple Fortune 500 companies.

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Matt Casters

Matt Casters is Pentaho's Chief Architect for Data Integration. He has more than 15 years experience as a consultant and engineer in the data warehousing market. He founded the Kettle open source data integration to leverage the open source model to provide a superior alternative to proprietary data integration products.

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Hampton Catlin

Hampton Catlin Hampton Catlin has been developing web applications since high school and recently fell in love all over again with the web when he found the Ruby on Rails platform. Before that, he helped develop a distributed data crunching system to help Nasa analyze satellite weather data. More recently, Hampton is the inventor of the Haml markup language, Sass (Haml for CSS), and the LetIt::REST Rails modules. He is also co-author on the "Beginning Rails" book by Apress. Hampton is currently a developer at Unspace Interactive in Toronto, Ontario.

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Petr Chardin

Petr Chardin Petr Chardin authored MySQL server log tables. While working for MySQL he also authored MySQL Instance Manager - cross-platform server, which serves for remote configuration and management of database server nodes. Petr lives in Moscow and works for Google.

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Geremy Cohen

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Jeremy Cole

Jeremy Cole is MySQL Geek and co-founder at Proven Scaling LLC, where he consults on architecture, performance, scalability, reliability, and availability.

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Erick Dennis

Erick Dennis, born in Ithaca, NY, has a degree in Computational Linguistics and Computer Science from the University of Bielefeld, Germany. Erick is a Senior Software Developer at epublica GmbH and has been developing web applications since 1999. His special areas of interest are optimization and scalability.

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James Dixon

Our core technology leader, James has over 15 years of professional experience in software architecture, development and systems consulting. James most recently served as the CTO of EPM at Lawson Software where he was the lead technical resource behind the new EPM platform. He designed, prototyped, collaborated with other departments, helped evaluate acquisition candidates for the platform, and served as a mentor for numerous engineers involved in the project.

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Virgil Dodson

Virgil Dodson is a Technology Evangelist at Actuate Corporation. Virgil has over 12 years experience as a software developer. For the past 5 years he has helped Java developers get started with Actuate's embedded reporting products. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Information Systems from DeVry.

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Adam Donnison

Adam Donnison Adam Donnison is a senior web developer with MySQL AB. He is responsible for assessing and implementing infrastructure technologies to maintain and improve the MySQL web experience. Adam is a veteran open source developer and in his free time is the lead admin and developer for the open source project management tool, dotProject.

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Andy Dreisch

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John David Duncan

John David Duncan ("J.D.") one day in 1991 wandered into a room where there was a Sun workstation and said "what kind of computer is THAT?" He's been working with unix machines ever since, as a systems administrator, web developer, and DBA. He joined MySQL AB in 2004 as a pre-sales support engineer based in San Francsico, and has worked on large projects using MySQL and MySQL Cluster around the world.

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Victoria Eastwood

Victoria Eastwood Working with Infobright Inc. since early 2006, Victoria brings over 20 years of experience in software development. A graduate of University of Waterloo, her particular skills include program and project management, including architecture, for complex endeavours. Her technological and business vision drives leading-edge, executable, and profitable solutions. Victoria's professional experience spans all aspects of software development and include data warehouses, web based applications, security and financial systems to name a few. She has established a track record for turning cutting-edge ideas into technological reality. In her capacity as a consultant, Victoria has worked with Bell, BCE Emergis, RBC Dominion Securities, CIBC, and Nesbitt Burns.

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Tobias Eggendorfer

Tobias Eggendorfer is a freelance IT-consultant in Munich. He holds a research position at Munich University of Federal Armed Forces and a teaching position Munich Business School. His current main research area is into computer and network security. The findings presented at his talk were made while he developed a heavily loaded web-based event calendar system for a Munich based startup.

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Tim Ellis

Tim Ellis Tim Ellis is the database and cluster scaling engineer at digg. He monitors, tunes, deploys, and destroys MySQL instances on digg's 100+ machine cluster. He also has his fingers in the memcached, Nagios, and Cacti deployments. Tim has been a professional DBA for about a decade, administering Oracle, Sybase, MS-SQL, IBM DB/2, and PostgreSQL. He has been administering MySQL for the past four years in high-volume database shops including There.com and Friendster.

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John Engates

John Engates joined Rackspace in August of 2000 and currently serves as Chief Technology Officer, focusing on enterprise product development. Engates was responsible for the development of Rackspace's enterprise service offering, Intensive Hosting. Engates live is San Antonio, Texas and is a graduate of the University of Texas in San Antonio.

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Michael Evans

Michael Evans joined Red Hat in 1999. He has been VP, Business Development and VP, WW OEM & Channel Sales for Red Hat, and now looks at emerging business and technology areas for Red Hat. Prior to Red Hat he was a founder of Bluecurve, Inc., which specialized in systems management software, and prior to that was in charge of business development for Intel platforms at Sybase. He is involved in Red Hat's client-side technology strategy, and has served on the Board of Directors of the One Laptop Per Child ($100 Laptop) non-profit effort for the last two years.

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Will Fitch

Will Fitch is a software engineer and DBA at NASA. He has written articles for php|Architect and is speaking at the DC PHP Conference in October 2006. While serving in Iraq as an infantry soldier in 2003, Will wrote a chat system for communications to families back home using PHP and MySQL. Will typically uses languages such as PHP, AJAX, and Flash to integrate with MySQL.

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Martin Friebe

Martin Friebe Martin has been working in IT as a software developer since 1999. During this time he has designed, implemented and coordinated solutions in Delphi, Perl, C/C++, Java and other languages. He has gained experiences in using and administrating MySQL in most of the projects. He is now working as Programming Director for Hybyte Ltd, responsible for the company’s own software.

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Ian Fyfe

Ian is currently director of product management and product marketing at JasperSoft Corporation. He is responsible for product strategy, product requirements, go-to-market planning, competitive analysis, website and collateral content, and pricing for all of JasperSoft’s products, including the JasperSoft Business Intelligence Suite, and Jasper4Salesforce.

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Bdale Garbee

Bdale Garbee Bdale is a former Debian Project Leader and as HP Linux CTO he helps to ensure Linux will work well on future HP systems. His background includes many years of both UNIX internals and embedded systems work. He helped jump-start ports of Debian GNU/Linux to 5 architectures other than i386.

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KK George

KK George is the Director of Zmanda's India Development Center in Pune. He has 14 years of experience and has worked extensively in the storage domain. He also has extensive experience in setting up development teams in India for US based companies. Prior to joining Zmanda, he was Director of development at CA. Previously, he was the Director of Engineering at Intransa's development center in Pune and was instrumental in setting up its development team. Before joining Intransa, he held various positions at VERITAS. KK holds a Bachelor's degree from the College of Engineering, Trivandrum and a Master's degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai.

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Mitchell Goodman

Mitchell brings over 7 years experience developing web applications to the Media division of Reuters. Since joining, he has worked to rearchitect reuters.com on a scalable, reliable and flexible open source platform. His focus is on the news database and back-end java applications that feed the site.

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Lenz Grimmer

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Jimmy Guerrero

Jimmy Guerrero joined MySQL in 2005 as the product manager for MySQL Cluster and other MySQL high availability technologies. Prior to joining MySQL he held various sales and technical positions at Idera Software and Embarcadero Technologies. He currently resides in Houston, Texas.

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Andi Gutmans

Andi Gutmans Andi Gutmans has been a contributor to PHP since release 3.0. He is a member of the PHP Group, the Apache Software Foundation, and the Eclipse Foundation. Recently, Gutmans spearheaded the object-oriented improvements for the newly released PHP 5 release. He is co-founder and vice-president of technology for Zend Technologies, which provides products and services for the PHP market.

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Florian Haas

Florian Haas Florian Haas is a Senior Consultant at LINBIT, fell in love with DRBD the minute he first saw it, and greatly enjoys his job of helping LINBIT's customers get the most out of their DRBD and HA deployments. An open-source advocate since he first started in the industry (in his college years), Florian is a highly capable expert in open-source technology whose services are greatly appreciated by LINBIT's customers.

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Paavo Helenius

Paavo Helenius Paavo Helenius is a Senior System Architect from Nokia Networks. Paavo has been working over 10 years in various R&D positions related to the mobile communication core network elements and he has long experience from high available real-time network element development. Last assignment has been coordinating design and development of high capacity real-time subscription repository product to ensure flexible evolution of the communication core networks.

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Evan (Rabble) Henshaw-Plath

Evan Henshaw-Plath is the co-author of the upcoming book Testing and Debugging Ruby on Rails from O'Reilly. He was the lead developer and architect of the podcasting site Odeo.com, one of the first high profile rails sites to launch. He works on many ruby on rails sites as a consultant for scalability and test coverage. Evan maintains blogs at anarchogeek.com and testingrails.com

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Mike Hillyer

Mike Hillyer Mike Hillyer is a former member of the MySQL AB documentation team. Mike currently works as an engineer for OmniTI Computer Consulting, which provides consulting and development services for highly scalable LAMP projects.

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Mike Ho

Mike Ho When he's not skiing in Lake Tahoe or playing cards with friends from church, Mike is working at Quasidea Development, an idea incubator. He has over 8 years of software development and IT consulting experience, with a client list that includes NASA, Microsoft and Lockheed Martin. He holds a B.A. in Computer Science from Northwestern University... Go Cats!

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Robert Hodges

Robert Hodges is the CTO of Continuent, Inc., a leading provider of database high-availability and scalability solutions for MySQL. Robert has extensive experience in database technology, starting with work on relational and object-oriented databases at Sybase and including design and successful operation of database applications serving thousands of enterprise users.

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Zach Hollandsworth

Zach Hollandsworth is the chief technology officer for Giantis Software based in Fort Worth, Texas specializing in Web-based software using open source technologies. Prior to Giantis, Zach served as CTO for Quarem Software, delivering applications from conception to product stage using Java Servlets and MySQL. He is a pioneer in the areas of web-based UI presentation models and XML technologies. Zach is the founder and project lead of HDOM API, allowing the processing of XHTML with Java. Giantis' current projects include working with large amounts of GIS enabled property data for use in commercial real estate and is currently a consultant for Crescent Real Estate Equities. He has spoken at national and international conferences over technologies such as XML and Java.

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Julian Hyde

Julian Hyde Julian Hyde is Pentaho's Chief Architect for OLAP, and the founder and lead for the Mondrian OLAP project. He has nearly fifteen years experience in data warehousing, having served as a senior engineer at Oracle in the kernel group, as well as founding BroadBase software.

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John Ioannidis

John Ioannidis, the Chief Architect of Packet GENERAL, has been on the cutting edge of technology for over two decades. In 1993, John saw a growing need for network security and co-invented swIPe, the predecessor to IPsec. Now IPsec is commonly used by vendors to provide commercial security solutions. John is considered an authority in many areas of security; he has over 50 publications and has given numerous invited talks. In his 20 years of professional career, John has worked for leading institutions such as Columbia University, Lehman Brothers and AT&T. A former Fulbright Scholar, he holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Columbia University.

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Ken Jacobs

Since 1981, Mr. Jacobs has held a variety of technical and management roles at Oracle. He is known as "Dr. DBA" to thousands of Oracle database administrators, and has been a prominent spokesperson for Oracle and an advocate inside the company for customers' interests. Mr. Jacobs has helped guide the development of the Oracle Database product over the years. He represented Oracle on the SQL Standards Committee for over seven years, and has participated in several other standards activities. He has a strong interest in open source technologies, and now oversees the InnoDB development group based in Helsinki.

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Chander Kant

Chander Kant Chander is the CEO and founder of Zmanda. Chander provides a unique combination of leadership in open source and data protection software. He has been involved on both the technology and business sides of open source software and was named one of the "Top 20 Linux Luminaries" by Linux World Magazine in 2004. Prior to Zmanda, Chander founded and ran LinuxCertified, Inc., an open source product and services company.

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Bill Karwin

Bill Karwin has been a software developer, trainer, and technical writer since 1988. He is widely known for his talent for explaining complex topics and practical techniques with accuracy and a little humor. He has spoken at conferences and meetings of user groups in the U.S., Europe, and Australia.

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Timour Katchaounov

Timour Katchaounov is a member of the MySQL query optimizer team focusing on the development of new functionality for the query engine to deliver improved performance and robustness. He received his Ph.D. in database technology from Uppsala University, Sweden, and worked as an intern at IBM where he contributed code to the query optimizer of DB2 Information Integrator.

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Guy Kawasaki

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Chris Keene

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Mats Kindahl

Mats Kindahl is a senior software developer of the MySQL replication team. He is the main architect and implementor of MySQL's row-based replication, but has also developed the unit testing framework used by MySQL. In the time before starting at MySQL, he has worked with research in formal methods, program analysis, distributed systems, and as developer of C/C++ compilers.

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Yasufumi Kinoshita

Yasufumi Kinoshita is Database Technology Engineer at NTT COMWARE CORPORATION. He is responsible for evaluating the performance of various RDBMS. Most recently, he was tasked with determining the potential performance improvement of InnoDB from a basic configuration after tuning the server and InnoDB configuration properties to achieve maximum throughput and performance. NTT COMWARE CORPORATION is a systems integration company in Japan that develops large scale systems and is a Platinum MySQL partner.

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Barry Klawans

Barry Klawans Barry is responsible for the technical vision and direction of JasperSoft.s products. He has over 15 years of experience architecting and developing enterprise applications. Prior to joining JasperSoft, Barry was the Systems Architect at Bidcom, a hosted business to business solution serving the commercial construction industry. Before Bidcom, Barry was one of the original engineers at Remedy, where he spent five years and was responsible for adding Web capabilities to Remedy.s core systems, and product-wide GUI and integration functionality. Prior to that, he was an early engineer at Sybase, where he spent five years of development effort on the core server and network access layer. Barry earned a B.A. with High Honors and Overall Academic Distinction in Computer Science from the University of California, Berkeley.

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Jan Kneschke

Jan Kneschke is a senior developer on the MySQL Network development team. Prior to joining the MySQL Network team Kneschke spent years as a trainer and consultant focusing on Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. Kneschke's experience in these areas is evident in the upcoming release of MySQL Network.

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George Kongaleth

George is a Senior Business Concepts Reseracher at Ericsson and has been involved in databasing solutions for mobile services and was among the first to demonstrate the pushing of user generated video upstream. He is an accomplished speaker and is a Toastmaster Gold - CL.

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Ram "TK" Krishnamurthy

TK is Zmanda's Vice President of Services, Support and IT operations and is responsible for Zmanda's worldwide customer services, which includes customer support, training and consulting services. TK has more than 12 years of experience in professional services for enterprise software and IT infrastructure. Prior to joining Zmanda, TK held various roles with SGI. TK holds a Bachelor's degree in Physics from the University of Madras and a Master's degree in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.

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Sheeri Kritzer

Sheeri Kritzer Sheeri Kritzer 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, Kritzer founded and organizes the Boston, Massachusetts, USA, MySQL Meetup group.

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Mike Kruckenberg

Michael Kruckenberg Mike Kruckenberg is a long-time MySQL devotee who has used MySQL personally and professionally since the early days of web-based applications. Besides being the go-to guy for all things MySQL at his day job, Mike is an active member of the MySQL community. Mike is the co-author of Pro MySQL (Apress) and the MySQL Cluster Certification Study. He did the technical review for Expert MySQL (Apress) on MySQL source code modifications. Mike is a member of a few MySQL Guilds, regularly presents at tech conferences, and actively writes about MySQL and other (mostly) technical things at mike.kruckenberg.com.

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Ken Krugler

Ken Krugler is CTO/founder of Krugle, a vertical search engine for programmers. He cut his coding teeth in the Lisa/Mac vortex, then spent 15 years solving I18N problems. For the past 18 months he's been obsessing about exploratory vertical search for code. In his spare time he fiddles with cellular automata (Turmite).

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Drew Kutcharian

Drew Kutcharian is the co-founder/CTO of VENARC Corporation (www.venarc.com). VENARC is a California based consulting company focused on design, development and delivery of customer-driven e-commerce, high-volume, transactional and highly reliable/available/scalable web applications to many industries including health care, financial and printing.

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Charles Lee

Charles Lee is co-founder and vice-president of engineering of Hyperic. Prior to co-founding Hyperic, Lee was a senior software engineer at Covalent. There, he built Covalent's configuration management product for Apache (CMP), and he spearheaded and architected the Covalent Application Manager (CAM). Before Covalent, Lee developed a document management system for retail store build- outs based on open-source technology at WiseConnect. Lee also held senior engineering position at Hewlett-Packard, where he was instrumental in developing print drivers for network LaserJets for the Asian market, as well as developing the UI framework used for LaserJets for all markets. Lee also developed the first GUI printer configuration framework for AutoCAD while a senior engineer at Autodesk. Lee was an early engineer at Backflip, where he created the document publishing system for the website based on mod_perl. Lee received his BS in Computer Science and BA in Chemistry with honors from the University of Washington.

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Rasmus Lerdorf

Rasmus Lerdorf Rasmus Lerdorf is known for having gotten the PHP project off the ground in 1995, the mod_info Apache module, and he can be blamed for the ANSI92 SQL-defying LIMIT clause in mSQL 1.x which has now, at least conceptually, crept into both MySQL and PostgreSQL.

Prior to joining Yahoo! as an infrastructure engineer in 2002, he was at a string of companies including Linuxcare, IBM, and Bell Canada working on internet technologies.

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Francois Leygues

François Leygues is a software architect in the Alcatel-Lucent Convergence Business Group CTO organization. Involved in SIP and IMS application servers development, he initated the Alcatel-Lucent XDMS, the XCAP server used by the Alcatel-Lucent OMA/IMS Presence Server. He graduated in Physics and Engineering from the Ecole Supérieure d'Optique in Orsay, France and from the Ecole Supérieure d'Electricité, France.

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Jan Lindström

Jan Lindström Jan Lindström is a Senior R&D Engineer for Solid Information Technology. Jan has more than five years experience implementing and designing database systems and more than two years experience MySQL storage engine implementation. Prior to Solid Information Technology, Jan worked as Software Engineer at Innobase Oy. He holds Ph.D. in computer science.

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Farhan Mashraqi

Farhan Mashraqi Farhan Mashraqi is a professional database architect and software engineer with a passion for scalability and hunting bottlenecks in large scale systems. He's employed as a senior DBA for Fotolog, Inc., the world's largest photo blogging community and 20th most trafficked site on the Internet. Farhan earned his bachelor of science degree in computer information systems from North Georgia College, and his bachelor of business administration degree in accounting from North Georgia College & State University. He blogs on Planet MySQL under the name Frank Mash and is the author of upcoming book Pro Rails - Building Enterprise Solutions.

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Yoshinori Matsunobu

Yoshinori Matsunobu is Japanese citizen, mainly engaging into consulting services in Japan and Asian countries. He wrote four MySQL books(all of them written in Japanese), having broad-ranging MySQL technical experties, especially i18n, backup&recovery, performance tuning and MySQL Cluster.

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Mark D. Matthews

Mark D. Matthews Mark Matthews manages development for the J2EE and Microsoft Windows platforms at MySQL AB, and developed the most popular JDBC driver for MySQL, MM.MySQL, which later became MySQL Connector/J, the official JDBC driver for MySQL.

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Giuseppe Maxia

Giuseppe Maxia is a systems analyst and database designer with 20 years of IT experience. He deals with data analysis and migration, performance optimization, general wizardry. He is also a founding partner and CTO of Stardata s.r.l., and a member of MySQL Guilds. He recently joined MySQL AB as QA developer.

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Paul McCullagh

Paul McCullagh Paul McCullagh is responsible for core technology at SNAP Innovation GmbH, Hamburg, Germany. He has 16 years experience in the development of database and internet systems. He has a Master of Science in Computer Science from the University of Cape Town where he specialized in operating system design and implementation.

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Jeffrey McManus

Jeffrey McManus runs Platform Associates, a consultancy that helps platform technology companies bring platform products to consumer and developer audiences. Jeffrey is also the developer of Approver.com, a site that makes it easy to share documents with friends and co-workers online. Previously, Jeffrey led developer relations initiatives at more than a half dozen companies, including eBay and Yahoo!, where he co-founded the Yahoo! Developer Network. He has served as a champion of web services, web syndication, and open source within these businesses. Before that, he worked for nearly a decade as a consultant helping software development teams adopt new technologies. He is the author of six books on software application development.

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Mårten Mickos

Mårten Mickos Mårten Mickos, CEO of MySQL, brings a strong track record of leadership in global high-tech companies to MySQL AB. Prior to joining MySQL in 2001, Mickos was CEO at MatchON Sports, which he grew to become the twenty-fourth “hottest e-business” in Europe within nine months of its inception. Previously, Mickos was CEO at Intellitel Communications, where he was instrumental in transitioning the company from a development lab to a commercial software vendor. He has also directed worldwide sales efforts at several technology companies.

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Brian Miezejewski

Brian Miezejewski is a Principal consultant for MySQL with over 25 years of database and software development experience. His experience includes Director of Data Architecture & Systems at travelweb.com and Senior Principal Architect for the American Airlines Enterprise data warehouse. He has led the development of multiple data warehouses over 4TB in size.

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Domas Mituzas

Domas Mituzas is a Wikipedia developer/DBA and full-time MySQL Support Engineer.

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Eben Moglen

Professor of Law and Legal History at Columbia University Law School and General Counsel of the Free Software Foundation. In addition to FSF, Professor Moglen has represented many of the world's leading free software developers. Professor Moglen earned his PhD in History and law degree at Yale University during what he sometimes calls his “long, dark period” in New Haven. After law school he clerked for Judge Edward Weinfeld of the United States District Court in New York City and to Justice Thurgood Marshall of the United States Supreme Court. He has taught at Columbia Law School – and has held visiting appointments at Harvard University, Tel Aviv University and the University of Virginia – since 1987. In 2003 he was given the Electronic Frontier Foundation's Pioneer Award for efforts on behalf of freedom in the electronic society.

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Doug Moran

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John Newton

John Newton, CTO and Chairman of Alfresco.org, has had one of the longest and most influential careers in content management. In 1990, John co-founded, designed and led the development of Documentum, the leader in content management recently acquired by EMC. For the next ten years, he invented many of the concepts widely used in the industry today.

In addition, he built Documentum's marketing and professional services organizations in Europe. John has also been an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Benchmark Capital. John was one of the founding engineers at Ingres where he helped develop the world's first commercial relational database. John graduated with a BS in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the University of California at Berkeley.

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Jacob Nikom

Jacob Nikom

Dr. Jacob Nikom is a technical staff member of MIT Lincoln Laboratory where he leads the database group in the development of the Range Operation Control Center project. Before joining MIT Lincoln Laboratory, Dr. Nikom worked at the Schlumberger, Hewlett-Packard and Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratory designing algorithms and software for processing and storing electromagnetic, ultrasound and visual data for medical and industrial applications.

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Marc Nozell

Marc Nozell Marc Nozell is a Linux Technology Expert in the HP Linux Infrastructure Solutions Engineering organization focusing on Linux ISVs using BladeSystems. He has been developing HP Linux Infrastructure solutions for the past 9 years. Marc has been using GNU/Linux since the early 1990s and has been his primary corporate desktop at hp since 1999. He is located in Nashua, NH.

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Joe O'Brien

Before helping found EdgeCase, LLC, Joe was with ThoughtWorks and spent much of his time working with J2EE and .NET. He has spent his career as a developer, project manager, and everything in between. Joe is a passionate member of the open source community and co-founded the Columbus Ruby Brigade. His passions are Ruby, Agile Development in the Enterprise, and demonstrating to the Fortune 500 the elegance and power of this incredible language.

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Konstantin Osipov

Konstantin Osipov Konstantin Osipov works as a software developer for MySQL AB. His main areas in the server are execution of prepared statements, cursors, and the client-server protocol, and he was the implementer of support for Dynamic SQL in 5.0. In his other life Osipov is a Moscow dweller with hobbies that include yoga, running, and computers.

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Michael Otto

Michael Otto has a degree in Computer Science from the University of Hamburg, Germany. He and three fellow graduates founded a small software company called epublica GmbH in 2001 which is currently doing the programming for two of the fastest growing websites in Germany. Michael has over 10 years experience in developing database-driven web applications in a fast-paced environment for customers whose demands must quickly be met.

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Dathan Pattishall

An accomplished Software Engineer specializing in Object-Oriented Design, Scaleable Web Application Design, Database Communication, Auction + Social Networking Domain Knowledge and Analysis with extensive experience in the full life cycle of the software design process including requirements, definition, proto-typing, proof of concept, design, interface implementation, testing, and maintenance. Having designed the architecture of Friendster.com, Dathan is now a Senior Software Engineer at flickr.com

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Matt Pelletier

Matt Pelletier is a partner at EastMedia, a software, mobile, and business development firm based in New York City. In conjunction with technology partner VeriSign, Matt and his team developed the first full-stack Ruby OpenID profile server and consumer, released as open-source through the Apache Heraldry project. Matt and Mongrel author Zed Shaw co-wrote the official Mongrel book, which was published by Addison Wesley in October 2006. Matt is a regular instructor and speaker, and is co-founder of NYC.rb, the New York City Ruby/Rails group.

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Mike Pettenato

Mike came to Reuters from Dow Jones, where he was responsible for implementing a Highly Scalable Commerce and Accounting System for The Wall Street Journal Online. At Reuters he was tasked with architecting a scalable, reliable and flexible destination site for Reuters Media (www.reuters.com). He is well versed in open source technologies and has incorporated a number of them in the software stack used in the Reuters.com architecture.

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Jay Pipes

Jay Pipes Jay is the North American Community Relations Manager at MySQL. Author of "Pro MySQL" (Apress, 2005), Jay has also written articles for Linux Magazine and regularly assists software developers in identifying how to make the most effective use of MySQL. He has given sessions on performance tuning at the MySQL Users Conference, RedHat Summit, NY PHP Conference, OSCON and Ohio LinuxFest, among others.In his abundant free time, when not being pestered by his two needy cats and two noisy dogs, he daydreams in PHP code and ponders the ramifications of __clone().

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Jeffrey Pugh

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Vilho Raatikka

Vilho Raatikka is a Software Engineer for Solid Information Technology. Vilho has seven years experience in several topics such as main-memory databases and index structures, High Available Databases and HA managers, and performance testing.

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Gururaja Rao

Gururaja Rao is a technical lead in Grid Computing & Server Virtualization Practice of Computing Systems and Storage Business Unit of Product Engineering Solutions division of Wipro Technologies. He brings his seven years of experience in computing, Networking related to NonStop® Servers and Grid technology. The latest add on is exploring the application migration to true virtual computing environment like Amazon EC2.

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Phillip Reisner

Phillip Reisner Philipp Reisner is the original author of DRBD, and co-CEO and CTO of LINBIT Information Technologies headquartered in Vienna, Austria. Phil has been working on DRBD since 1998, and -- together with co-author Lars Ellenberg, and numerous open-source community contributors -- has coded at the bleeding edge of open source, commodity hardware, shared-nothing storage replication ever since.

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Mikael Ronström

Mikael Ronström has 20 years of SW development experience and is the founder of the MySQL Cluster technology and more recently the architect and developer of MySQL Partitioning. He holds a Ph.D. in Technical Information Systems.

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Kevin Rose

Kevin Rose Kevin Rose is the founder and chief architect of digg, where he oversees all aspects of the management and development of the digg web site. He is also a co-host of Diggnation, a weekly video podcast based on digg.com news stories and content that consistently ranks as one of the top podcast downloads from the Apple iTunes Music Store.

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Pasha Sadri

Pasha Sadri is a Principal Software Engineer in the Advanced Development Division at Yahoo! He holds a B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from UC San Diego.

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David Sceppa

David Sceppa is a Program Manager on the ADO.NET team at Microsoft and is the author of three books from Microsoft Press. He's been working with databases since taking a part time job at a local leasing company in high school and still can't write about himself in the third person with a straight face.

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Robin Schumacher

Robin Schumacher is MySQL's director of product management and has over eighteen years of database administration/development experience in DB2, MySQL, Oracle, SQL Server, Sybase, and Teradata. He is the author of two database performance tuning books on Oracle and SQL Server, and has contributed many articles to database-related publications.

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Baron Schwartz

Baron Schwartz Baron is a senior developer at The Rimm-Kaufman Group, a paid search marketing agency. He's also an avid MySQL community member and writer, and the author of several MySQL-related tools, among them the innotop MySQL and InnoDB monitor.

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Damien Seguy

Damien Seguy founded leading French PHP and MySQL hoster Nexen. He managed to translate the MySQL documentation into French. Nowawdays, he provides expert MySQL and PHP security services.

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Joel Seligstein

Joel Seligstein is a recent graduate from the University of Tennessee and currently works as a Software Engineer at Facebook. He has contributed patches to MySQL and plans to continue to do so in the future.

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Moshe Shadmon

Moshe Shadmon is the founder and CEO of ScaleDB. Moshe is the creator of the ScaleDB technology and has more than 20 years of experience in both technical and management roles. Moshe's technical experience has been in the areas of high performance indexing solutions as well as the development of a unified solution for structured and semi-structured data. Since 2006, Moshe has become increasingly interested in the opportunity presented by the open source databases and founded ScaleDB to develop a database engine for MySQL targeting performance, efficiency and scalability with the largest data sets.

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Dave Shepherd

Dave Shepherd Dave Shepherd is a senior technical architect and project manager with IPL (www.ipl.com). Dave has 17 years of software engineering experience, specializing in distributed object-oriented systems, and is widely respected as a design authority in the UK telecoms industry. When not knitting design patterns, Dave lives in Bath (UK) where he separately enjoys music production and ashtanga yoga. He currently holds the world record for consecutive Toy Story viewings, a feat of which he is inexplicably proud.

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Donald Smith

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Lukas Kahwe Smith

Lukas is a senior consultant at Optaros and an active MySQL community member and author of the PHP MDB2 database abstraction layer.

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Stewart Smith

Stewart Smith Stewart Smith works for MySQL AB as a software engineer working on MySQL Cluster. He is an active member of the free and open source software community, especially in Australia. Although Australian, he does not dress like Steve Irwin—although if he wrestled crocodiles he probably would. He is a fan of great coffee, great beer, and is currently 39,000 feet above sea level.

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Sarah Sproehnle

Sarah Sproehnle Sarah Sproehnle is a Senior Instructor for MySQL AB. She has over 7 years experience delivering training on various topics such as database administration, performance tuning, high availability, programming, and system administration.

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Paddy Sreenivasan

Paddy Sreenivasan Paddy Sreenivasan is responsible for Zmanda’s technical strategy and development of leading open source software products for data protection. Sreenivasan has over 13 years of experience in development and management of software for enterprise storage. In addition, he has worked with various open source communities, including leading the development of an open source high-availability clustering solution. Prior to founding Zmanda, he had key engineering roles at Cisco, SGI and HP. He holds a bachelor's degree from BITS, Pilani, and a master's degree from the University of Pune, India.

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Jim Starkey

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Brian Stevens

Brian Stevens Brian Stevens, CTO and Vice President of Engineering at Red Hat, has over 20 years of enterprise engineering experience in UNIX and Linux technologies, including work as a developer on the first commercial release of the X Window System. Since joining Red Hat's senior management team in 2001, Stevens has been critical to the company's enterprise operating system, storage, and clustering strategies. He now leads the Emerging Technologies group.

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Lee Stigile

Lee Stigile is a Sales Engineer for MySQL. His expertise is focused on helping IT organizations to design and deploy database applications using MySQL. Besides application development and database administration, Lee has experience working with a wide range of technology products including mobile device management software and embedded database servers.

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Michael Still

Michael Still released his first Open Source project in July 2000, and has been actively developing ever since. He has had a variety of articles published by IBM DeveloperWorks, and once made a Tux out of fairy lights. He is the author of the recently published "Definitive Guide to ImageMagick" from Apress. Michael grew up in Canberra, Australia but now lives and works in Silicon Valley for Google with his wife and two kids.

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Burr Sutter

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Michael Swindell

Michael Swindell For almost a decade Michael Swindell has led Product management for Borland's award winning IDE franchises. Michael is passionate about software development and has led Borland/CodeGear product lines in RAD, Linux, Web Services and .Net and now guides CodeGear’s overall developer product lines as CodeGear continues to deliver new innovative products for developers.

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Craig Sylvester

Craig Sylvester is a Sales Engineer for MySQL, Inc. and brings over 12 years technical experience supporting sales into the Federal and commercial markets. His extensive database experience comes from 8 years at Informix software as a consultant and pre-sales engineer and at Netezza as a support/sales engineer. Prior to getting into sales, he spent 6 years as a software developer supporting Federal and commercial accounts.

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Yoshiaki Tajika

Yoshiaki Tajika Yoshiaki Tajika has worked in IT for 15 years, as a database specialist. After graduating at Kobe University, he joined NEC System Technologies, an information technologies services provider, first in software development and then in customer support. He holds certifications for Microsoft SQL Server and MySQL and he is currently in care of customers using MySQL.

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Monty Taylor

Monty Taylor is a Senior Consultant for MySQL. Don't get excited, he's not "that" Monty. Monty specializes in HA solutions both with and without MySQL Cluster. When he's not doing that, he's an avid Python Hacker and is one of the most annoying advocates of Debian and Ubuntu you're likely to meet. Oddly enough, he also like C# programming. (Go figure)

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Lars Thalmann

Lars Thalmann Dr. Lars Thalmann is the technical lead of replication and backup technology at MySQL. He is leading the design and development of MySQL Backup and the second generation of MySQL Replication with features like cluster replication, row-based replication, conflict handling, and multisource. Dr. Thalmann has also worked with clustering technology for many years and is one of the developers of NDB Cluster, the storage engine used in MySQL Cluster.

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Laura Thomson

Laura Thomson. Laura Thomson is a Principal at OmniTI, a consultancy specializing in scalable internet systems design and development. Laura came to OmniTI from Australia, bringing more than ten years experience in web development, IT consulting, and research. She is the co-author of the best-selling "PHP and MySQL Web Development" (Sams Publishing) and "MySQL Tutorial" (MySQL Press), and has spoken at many conferences worldwide.

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Raj Thukral

Raj Thukral is DBA Team Lead at Pythian responsible for a team of 5 DBAs proving services to a number of clients running MySQL and other database servers. Taking databases from inception to a full-fledged production environment is his speciality, having helped tune MySQL for a number of startups that mushroomed beyond expectations!

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Paul Tuckfield

Paul Tuckfield Paul Tuckfield is a father of 4 and has been a sysadmin and Oracle DBA for 15 years, focusing on scalability. He has been a MySQL DBA for 8 months, solving relentless scalability challenges at YouTube. He says he doesn't miss Oracle much.

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Chip Turner

Chip Turner is a software developer at Google. He too supports and enhances MySQL used internally at Google. Previously he worked at Red Hat as the Lead Architect for Red Hat Network and helped make Perl better on Red Hat Linux.

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Heikki Tuuri

Heikki Tuuri is the creator of the InnoDB transactional storage engine in MySQL. He founded Innobase Oy in 1995 and is the CEO of the company. Tuuri still does much of the InnoDB support and bug fixing, though most of the new code in InnoDB is written by other Innobase Oy developers. Prior to founding Innobase Oy, Tuuri worked as a researcher and teaching assistant at the University of Helsinki, from which he also received a Ph.D, degree in mathematical logic in 1990.

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Ari Valtanen

Ari Valtanen has more than 17 years experience in professional software development and delivering innovative products. He co-founded Solid in 1992 and held various senior level positions within the research and development team until 1999. Valtanen served as the company's chief technologist from 1999 to 2000, and as director of product management in 2000. He was named Vice President and Chief Technology Officer in 2001. Valtanen served on the Solid board of directors from 1997 to 1999. Prior to co-founding Solid, Valtanen worked as a developer, architect and consultant in both start-up and established software companies for a number of years. He completed his Master's Thesis while working at the Technical Research Centre of Finland. Valtanen holds a Master of Science degree from the Department of Engineering Physics from the Helsinki University of Technology, with majors in Computer Science and Acoustics.

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Kai Voigt

Kai Voigt Kai Voigt works for MySQL AB as a trainer, delivering classes all over the planet. Before that, he was working in a consulting company in various areas such as PHP based applications, mail systems, system and network administration. Being from Germany, Kai enjoys a good beer whenever possible.

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Beat Vontobel

Beat Vontobel is the CTO at MeteoNews AG, a Swiss weather forecasting company, where he initiated the transition from MS SQL to MySQL and generally from closed to open source a few years ago. The company used most of the new features of MySQL 5.0 right from the start (and will do so with 5.1) and Beat Vontobel, an active member of the MySQL community and of the MySQL guilds, regularly blogged about this experience.

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Christine Vota

Software Engineer for the U. S. Navy. 25+ years software experience, 19 with the Navy in application design and development, database design and database administration.

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Lance Walter

Lance has over 12 years of experience in software. His responsibilities as VP of marketing include positioning, awareness, developer community support, and lead-generation. Lance most recently served as Vice President of Product Marketing for Business Objects (NASDAQ: BOBJ), where he lead the product marketing integration of the Crystal Decisions acquisition, and drove the most successful product launch in the company's history.

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Eli White

Eli White Eli is an Internet programmer with over 12 years of experience. The last 8 of those have been spent almost exclusively with PHP programming. He currently works as a Senior PHP Hacker for Digg.com, and previously spent 6 years working on the Hubble Space Telescope project. He also co-authored the book 'PHP 5 in Practice' and has presented at numerous conferences.

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Paul Whittington

Paul Whittington Paul Whittington is a database and embedded systems engineer with over 25 years of experience. He holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the California State Polytechnic University in Pomona. Whittington served as an Advisory Engineer with Lockheed-Martin Idaho Technologies, a Senior Engineer with EG&G Idaho, Inc., a Software Engineer with Intelligent Instrumentation, Inc., and a Staff Engineer with IBM Corporation. Paul holds several design patents.

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Susie Williams

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Martin Wisniewski

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Peter Zaitsev

Peter Zaitsev is Co-Founder and lead consultant of Percona Ltd, Company specializing in MySQL and LAMP Performance Optimization and scalability. Before starting his own practice Peter was High Performance Group Manager at MySQL AB.

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Yufei Zhu

Yufei Zhu works in Sun Microsystem's Performance Application Engineering (PAE) group. She is currently working with various open source communities/partners to enhance performance on Solaris. She has many years of experience in performance analysis, database and application server tuning on Sun's various platforms.

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