John Russell is a software developer and technical writer, and he's currently the documentation lead for the Cloudera Impala project. He has a broad range of database and SQL experience from previous roles on industry-leading teams. For DB2, he designed and coded the very first Information Center. For Oracle Database, he documented application development subjects and designed and coded the Project Tahiti doc search engine. For MySQL, he documented the InnoDB storage engine.
John's writing has appeared in venues ranging from "The Transactor" magazine to "Dr. Dobb's Journal".
Originally from Newfoundland, Canada, John now resides in Berkeley, California.