On gh-ost Stories and Feelings


Join speakers from Yelp & GitHub at Yelp HQ for two shorter style talks this time around. Jonah Berquist will give a talk about GitHub's triggerless online schema change tool, gh-ost, and Jenni Snyder her talk previously named "WE'RE NOT YELLING AT YOU", about using automation and tooling to prevent resentment between DBAs & Developers.

Jonah is the Engineering Manager of the Database Infrastructure team at GitHub. His previous job was as a Senior DBA at Twitter and he had humble beginnings working as a remote DBA for a variety of customers at Blue Gecko. He enjoys looking at graphs and writing scripts to do his job for him.

Jenni has been a MySQL DBA for over ten years, and spending the last six here at Yelp. She loves how easy it is to start with MySQL, the performance and tuning options, and the Community around it that welcomes new members. Her favorite aspects of MySQL DBA work are finding & eliminating bottlenecks, InnoDB tuning, optimizing slow queries, eliminating deadlocks, and helping developers.

Since this is a short 2 person talk these times may very for Main Presentation and General discussion. Doors close at 7:15.
6:30 - 7:00 -- Doors open/general socializing & food
7:00 - 7:15 -- Intro/announcements
7:15 - 8:00(ish) -- DOORS CLOSE. Main presentation
8:00 - 8:30 -- General discussion/Q&A/networking/etc.
9:00 -- END.

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Percona - With more than 3,000 customers worldwide, Percona is the only company that delivers enterprise-class solutions for both MySQL® and MongoDB® across traditional and cloud-based platforms. The company provides Software, Support, Consulting, and Managed Services to some of the largest and most well-known brands on the Internet such as Cisco Systems, Time Warner Cable, Alcatel-Lucent, Groupon, and the BBC, as well as to many smaller companies looking to maximize application performance while streamlining database efficiencies. Well established as thought leaders, Percona experts author content for the Percona Performance Blog. The popular Percona Live conferences draw attendees and acclaimed speakers from around the world. For more information, visit www.percona.com (http://www.percona.com/)