joinfu == Jay Pipes
Jay works on the OpenStack cloud computing platform for AT&T. Previously, he worked on the Drizzle database microkernel as a software engineer at Rackspace Cloud and Sun Microsystems and he was the North American Community Relations Manager at MySQL. Co-author of Pro MySQL (Apress, 2005), Jay has also written articles for Linux Magazine and regularly assists software developers in identifying how to make the most effective use of MySQL.
He has given sessions on performance tuning at the MySQL Users Conference, RedHat Summit, NY PHP Conference, ZendCon, php-tek, OSCON, and Ohio LinuxFest, amongst others. He lives in Columbus, Ohio, with his wife, Julie, and his wonderful dogs. In his abundant free time, when not being pestered by his noisy dogs, he daydreams in code.