MySQL and IOUG 

    MySQL Council News

    As a member of the MySQL Community, you already know how important it is to have the ability to advocate the needs of users and to share feedback on how to keep growing the function and performance of the database. The IOUG is committed to supporting the MySQL community and maintaining the MySQL database, and we are pleased to announce the members of the MySQL Council!

    First Name
    Last Name
    Jean-Jerome Schmidt VP Marketing Severalnines AB Ireland
    van Eeden
    Snow B.V.
    Patrick Galbraith Principal Engineer HP United States
    Valeriy Kravchuk Principal Support Engineer Percona United States
    Gillian Gunson Senior Systems Engineer GitHub Canada
    Marco Tusa Principal Consultant Evanidus Canada

    Candidates were able to self-nominate through an open call, and were reviewed by the current Council.

    What is the role of the MySQL Council

    The MySQL Council will be composed of several members representing a mix of the industries and businesses present within the community. The purpose of the Council is to provide feedback and recommendations to IOUG and Oracle on the best educational offerings, community-building and networking practices, and trending information for the MySQL community.

    Additionally, the Council will be given the opportunity through IOUG to work with Oracle to provide a direct advocacy channel for user feedback, and to discuss the strategy for the MySQL database. The Council is not meant to replace the grassroots organizations that exist; in fact, this council is meant to help enhance communications.


    As a Council member, you would be asked to commit to participating in bi-monthly meetings, either by phone or face-to-face. We will also ask for your support in reaching out to the MySQL community members to promote speaking and volunteering opportunities. A Council term is one calendar year (Jan-Dec. 2012).

    Participation Benefits

    Council members in good standing will receive a complimentary one-year individual membership to IOUG, as well as the opportunity to receive discounted event registration for different opportunities throughout the year.


    Talk to a Council Member

    Reach the Council via Twitter @ioug _mysql

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