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Join the HOSS (Percona’s Head of Open Source Strategy) as he talks all things open-source with long time open source engineer Lenz Grimmer. Lenz has a long history of working on open source projects including Suse, MySQL, Ceph, and others. We talk about how we both got started in the open-source business, how people can contribute, and some of the cool things he has been up to.
Lenz GrimmerSr. 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.
Matt YonkovitThe HOSS, Percona
Matt is currently working as the Head of Open Source Strategy (HOSS) for Percona, a leader in open source database software and services. He has over 15 years of experience in the open source industry including over 10 years of executive-level experience leading open source teams. Matt’s experience merges the technical and business aspects of the open source database experience with both a passion for hands on development and management and the leadership of building strong teams. During his time he has created or managed business units responsible for service delivery ( consulting, support, and managed services ), customer success, product management, marketing, and operations. He currently leads efforts around Percona’s OSPO, community, and developer relations efforts. He hosts the HOSS talks FOSS podcast, writes regularly, and shares his MySQL and PostgreSQL knowledge as often as possible.