Ronald Bradford, Effective MySQL, NYC, USA

Ronald has 23 years of professional RDBMS experience in MySQL, Oracle, and Ingres. He is recognized at the all-time top MySQL blogger, MySQL community Member of the year and an Oracle ACE Directors for MySQL. He provides independent MySQL, LAMP and cloud-based consulting in architecture, performance, scalability and business continuity. Ronald is a former employee of the MySQL Inc consulting team (06-08) and Oracle Corporation (96-99). He has currently published 3 books on MySQL, his most recent titles available from Oracle Press include Effective MySQL: Optimizing SQL Statements and Effective MySQL: Backup & Recovery.


Monty Taylor, Drizzle Core Developer & Open Stack Founder, HP, United States

Monty Taylor runs the CI and Developer Automation for the OpenStack project, and has since the project was started. He has served on the Project Policy Board and spends most of his time focused on intra-project coordination efforts inside of OpenStack. Before OpenStack he was a core developer on Drizzle and a consultant for the company formerly know as MySQL, Inc.


Gerardo Narvaja, Tokutek, United States

Worked in the software industry for more than 20 years, spending most of my career working on database software as a consultant, sales engineer and DBA. Worked for MySQL for a little more than 6 years.Worked at OpenMarket Inc as a Sr MySQL DBA and BigDoor. Currently working at MariaDB


Morgan Tocker, MySQL Community Manager

I joined MySQL AB in 2006, left, and am now back at Oracle working on the MySQL team. I’ve also worked at Percona and InPowered.


Colin Charles, MariaDB, MalaysiaChief Evangelist, MariaDB

Colin has worked with the MySQL and MariaDB communities since 2005. Chair of the MySQL conferences for the last several years. Travels a lot!


Mark Callaghan, Facebook

Mark Callaghan worked with great teams to make MySQL better for scale-out deployments at Facebook & Google for 9+ years. His current focus at Facebook is the analysis and improvement of database algorithms and storage systems for small data (OLTP) workloads. He also works with WebScaleSQL to keep MySQL competitive. Prior to his web-scale work he spent many years working on RDBMS internals at Oracle and Informix. He invented and implemented a very fast general purpose sort algorithm for the Oracle RDBMS. He has an MS in CS from UW-Madison.



Jeremy Cole, Google

Jeremy Cole is a long-time MySQL Geek and pioneer of MySQL scalability. Jeremy started his MySQL adventure in 2000 as the fourteenth employee of a startup: MySQL AB. His initial work was primarily on documentation and core development, soon transitioning into support, and finally running the training and consulting organization during his four and a half years there. After MySQL, Jeremy coined the “MySQL Geek” title at Yahoo!, supporting hundreds of internal users of MySQL and many thousands of MySQL servers within Yahoo!’s infrastructure, as well as building a large team of MySQL experts around the world. Jeremy went on to found one of the premier MySQL consulting companies, Proven Scaling, which during its more than three years of operation provided detailed advice, optimization, new tools, and hands-on DBA and emergency support to more than 100 influential companies. For more than two years, Jeremy managed the growing team of DBAs at Twitter, keeping the world tweeting. Jeremy is currently making MySQL more awesome at Google.


Maximiliano Bubenick, Percona

 Max Bubenick joined Percona Remote DBA Team in 2013. Max has 13 years of experience working with MySQL. He is based out of Buenos Aires, Argentina. When he is not working, Max enjoys spending time with his family.

 Marcos Albe, Percona

Marcos Albe has been doing web development for over ten years, providing solutions for various media and technology companies of different sizes. He is now a member of the Percona Support Team.

Born and raised in the city of Montevideo, Uruguay, he became passionate about computers at the age of 11, when he got a 25Mhz i386-SX. Some ten years later, he became one of the pioneers in telecommuting in Uruguay while leading the IT efforts for the second largest newspaper in the country.

Marcos also has a passion for teaching. As the first Zend Certified Engineer in Uruguay, he provided PHP training for several companies, and he also gave free workshops to public college students. His motto is: Teaching is the best way to learn.

At the age of 32, he became a father and husband, which has made him truly happy. He is planning to move to a more quiet town to raise his toddler.