Chernihiv.IT Conf: Tech Front

Percona sponsored an amazing event organized by Chernihiv.IT Cluster - Chernihiv.IT Conf: Tech Front. It was an online event organized in support to Chernihiv and IT industry in this city. It was an online event and it attackted a lot of attendees from Chernihiv and all over Ukraine.

Evgeniy Patlan, Manager in Build & Release Engineering, was in the role of the host greeting speakers, communicating with them and asking questions.


As Evgeniy was the host, he gave no talks. Combining both roles would have been challenging, wouldn’t it? But other speakers from Percona participated in the event.

Lenz Grimmer presented his talk Managing Remote Team. Lenz started his first job in a fully remote company when joining MySQL AB in 2002. Since then, he has worked remotely for various software companies of different sizes. He moved from an individual contributor role into becoming an engineering team lead and, later, director of engineering of distributed teams.

In this presentation, Lenz talked about some key elements that he has learned about that are essential for creating and leading successful remote teams. That is definitely his passion.


Also, Peter Zaitsev (Percona’s CEO) talked about Better MySQL with Percona Monitoring and Management.

Optimizing MySQL performance, troubleshooting MySQL problems, and managing backups are the most critical and challenging tasks for MySQL DBAs in their daily routine. The databases powering your applications need to be able to handle changing traffic workloads while remaining responsive and stable so that you can deliver an excellent user experience. At the same time, modern database vendors demonstrate a trend of moving away from traditional deployment methods to DBaaS, which means DBAs are also expected to find cost-efficient means of solving these issues.


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Evgeniy Patlan

Manager, Build & Release Engineering, Percona

Evgeniy Patlan is Manager, Build & Release Engineering Team at Percona. He is experienced Build And Release Engineer, Software Engineer with a demonstrated history of working in the information technology and services industry. Skilled in Perl, JavaScript, Python, Session Initiation Protocol (SIP), SOAP, and Linux System Administration. Strong engineering professional with a specialist focused in Computer systems, Programming, System Administrating, Network Technologies.

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Peter Zaitsev

CEO, Percona

Peter Zaitsev is CEO and co-founder of Percona. As one of the foremost experts on MySQL strategy and optimization, Peter leveraged both his technical vision and entrepreneurial skills to grow Percona from a two-person shop to one of the most respected open source companies in the business. A serial entrepreneur, Peter co-founded his rst startup while attending Moscow State University where he majored in Computer Science. Peter is a co-author of High Performance MySQL: Optimization, Backups, and Replication, one of the most popular books on MySQL performance. Peter frequently speaks as an expert lecturer at Open Source Databases and related conferences. He has also been tapped as a contributor to Fortune and DZone.

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Lenz Grimmer

Sr. Director, Server Engineering, Percona

Lenz Grimmer supports and leads the engineering teams at Percona that work on server products like Percona Server for MongoDB, MySQL, PostgreSQL and related components. He’s been involved in Linux and Open Source technologies in various roles and capacities since the mid-90s and has worked at companies like SUSE, MySQL, Sun Microsystems and Oracle.

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