MySQL Conf08 - Talkin' to Baron Schwartz, Community Award Winner

Last week at the MySQL conference and expo in Santa Clara, I was able to grab some time with Baron Schwartz,  the man behind  innotop and Maatkit (formerly known as Prince MySQL Toolkit).  Baron was also one of the three winners of the Community Code Contributor of the year award.

My interview with Baron (11:39)  Listen (Mp3)   Listen (ogg)


Baron "So I married an Egyptologist" Schwartz

Some of the topics we tackle:

  • What the heck is a "Maatkit" and who's the gal with the feather?
  • Baron's journey from Free Software to a Microsoft shop, back to Free Software
  • How he would compare the MySQL and Postgres communities
  • The book he's about to publish
  • How Marten Mickos contacted Baron early on to let him know about and get his thoughts on the merger
  • His first two weeks at Percona, Inc.
  • How he's a careful blogger
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