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
What do you do once you've changed the world? You do it again. That's what the world's open source innovators, builders, and pioneers did as they gathered again at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, Oregon, sharing their expertise and experience...