I am the VP of MySQL and LAMP Practice and a founder of Blue Gecko which does remote administration and management of databases around the world including MySQL, Oracle, Oracle E-Business Suite, Microsoft SQL Server and PostgreSQL.
My focus has been MySQL database administration since MySQL was in version 3.23.
I am additionally the Program Chair of OSCON (and the brand new OSCON Data) and the Chair of the IOUG's MySQL Council.
OSCON's annual Open Source Awards recognize individual contributors who have demonstrated exceptional leadership, creativity, and collaboration in the development of open source software. Nominations are open until July 1. read more
In this inaugural OSCON 2011 sneak peek podcast, Edd Dumbill and I talk about the history and evolution of OSCON (now in it's 13th year) and our reasons for moving data and Java into their own sub-conferences. read more
Webcast: OSCON 2011: Take-aways, Trends, and Highlights August 11, 2011
In this event wrap-up, OSCON co-chairs Edd Dumbill, Sarah Novotny, and Laurel Ruma will identify and discuss the trends and announcements that emerged from the event and how these will impact the tech world in the year to come.