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.
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.