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Brian Aker

HP Cloud Services
United States
Brian Aker is an HP Fellow in the Cloud Services organization. He is responsible for infrastructure engineering, technical operations and customer satisfaction. Aker is also a core developer and member of the Drizzle Foundation Board. He brings more than 22 years of IT experience to HP. Aker has an extensive background in both technical and business leadership, along with in-depth experience in next generation open source technologies. 

Prior to joining HP, Aker was a Distinguished Engineer for Sun Microsystems where his team was responsible for the next generation of MySQL and Drizzle. He also led efforts to improve Memcached at Sun. Previously, Aker served as Director of Architecture at MySQL AB where he led engineering for the MySQL product line. Working as member of the management team at MySQL, he worked with sales to identify solutions for customers. 

Aker has extensive experience in MySQL, Apache, Memcached and other open source technologies. He spent several years at Open Source Developer Network where he worked on delivering the second version of Slascode, the content management system that powered Slashdot and other similar Web sites. He  was co-author for the O’Reilly book on Slashcode. Aker currently authors and maintains a number of open source projects including Drizzle, Libmemcached and Gearman. He has chaired a number of conferences, including the MySQL conference, and is a frequent public speaker. Some of the events he has given the keynote for are OSCON , the Drupal Conference, and the  International PHP Conference.

He obtained his undergraduate degrees from Antioch College in Ohio, and completed his graduate work at the University of Iowa. Aker is based in Seattle, Washington.

My Speakers Sessions

Monday, September 16

2:20pm CDT