My name is Andrew Hutchings but am known to many as 'LinuxJedi'. My day job is as a Senior Software Engineer for MariaDB. I live in the UK with my wife and two children but am often travelling abroad for meetings and conferences.
In my spare time I like to hack useful code onto several open source projects. You can also find more about me in my LinkedIn page.
I have previously worked in the following roles:
- an environment monitoring company as an embedded microcontroller developer
- a hosting company designing/installing/supporting Linux servers
- The First Post / Dennis Publishing as a Technical Architect
- Sun Microsystems / Oracle as a MySQL Senior Technical Support Engineer
- Rackspace as a Software Developer on the Drizzle Project
- SkySQL as a Senior Sustaining Engineer
- A lead developer at HP Helion Public Cloud
- Principal Software Engineer for HP's Advanced Technology Group
- Senior Developer Advocate for NGINX Inc.
- Technical Product Manager for NGINX Inc.
I have been a conference speaker at the following events:
- 2010 O'Reilly MySQL Conference & Expo
- 2011 O'Reilly MySQL Conference & Expo
- O'Reilly Velocity Europe (Keynote YouTube video).
- Percona Live London 2012
- Percona Live London 2014
- KubeCon 2016 (Session YouTube video)
I am also a co-author of a book called MySQL 5.1 Plugins Development.
I am contactable via. my personal email address firstname.lastname@example.org and am on twitter as @LinuxJedi