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Speaker: David Axmark

Event Track Day Room Start time Duration
Drizzle, A MySQL fork for the Web MySQL Sunday AW1.121 10:45 00:30

David Axmark

David is one of the Founders of both the MySQL Project and the company behind it. David has been working with MySQL since well before it had a name.

Before MySQL took over all of his time, David worked as a consultant for over 15 years. The things he did included A State of the art market research system (written in CommonLISP+CLOS+MySQL's ISAM) and a advanced business graphics package (back in the days when 32k RAM was all you had). He has written many lines of code in 6502 and Z80 assembler, Basic (Acorn BBC-B and ABC800), C, CommonLisp, (Bourne)-Shell and Perl (and lately even some Ruby).

During the MySQL years, David worked with the business idea, strategy, commercial and business aspects, hiring. Early on also some real work doing code for portability, web site, installation, documentation. The last years included a lot of talking about it all (conferences all over the world, tutorials, customer presentations, interviews etc).

Personal hobbies include mountain hiking, digital photography, disc-golf (the REAL golf!) and ultimate frisbee. David lives close to Windsor outside London with his Malaysian wife, 2 small kids, a large garden and of course a number of computers.