About

My name is Andrew Hutchings but I am known to many as ‘LinuxJedi’. My day job is as a Lead Engineer for MariaDB leading the development of MariaDB ColumnStore. 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 many events, here are a videos of previous talks:

I am also a co-author of a book called MySQL 5.1 Plugins Development.

I am contactable via. my personal email address andrew@linuxjedi.co.uk and am on twitter as @LinuxJedi