April 23, 2014
Intel for 15 years, last 6+ years going from getting thrown in the deep end (ok it was voluntary, sort of) to becoming the MySQL expert.
I'm a MySQL DBA supporting hundreds of databases and leading a global team of DBA/SAs.
Network, get to know the other MySQL folks in the area. Hands on using new tools sounds cool.
Lots of replication, backup is critical. Always looking at new tools for data visualization/metrics.
Southern Oregon Native, enjoys Taekwondo, camping, cycling.