More Interviews: Masood, Stewart and Lars
By Duleepa Wijayawardhana on Dec 22, 2008
Somehow these interviews did not pop up on PlanetMySQL this past week so I link them here for your holiday reading. These are a couple interviews by Lenz Grimmer and one by yours truly.
Interview with Lars Heill, Release Engineering Manager
Born in Northern Norway 41 years ago and Lars has lived in Trondheim for the last 22 years. He is a Physicist by education, has a master degree on semiconductor heterojunctures and has earned a PhD on high temperature superconductors. He worked briefly on nuclear power fuel optimization and petroleum related rock mechanics before joining Clustra in the year 2000, which was acquired by Sun Microsystems in 2002. Clustra was a database software vendor that specialized in clustered, high-availability databases that were required by telecoms and service providers.
Interview with Stewart Smith, Drizzle/MySQL Cluster
Stewart Smith, a former member of the MySQL Cluster team recently decided to move on and work as a programmer on the Drizzle project. We wanted to catch with Stewart on both MySQL Cluster on Windows and what's he up to now.
Interview with Masood Mortazavi, MySQL Engineering Manager at Sun
Masood Mortazavi is an Engineering Manager at the Sun Database Group. After the acquisition of MySQL, and along with the rest of Sun's original database technology group, he joined the MySQL organization to form the larger Sun Database Group. In this interview, Masood talks with Lenz about the flexibility and diversity of Sun as a workplace, his life prior to joining Sun and his current assignment to improve the MySQL code contribution process.
Happy Holidays everyone, see you in 2009!