Perth, Western Australia - 6th to 10th January 2014

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Developer, Testing, Release and Continuous integration Automation

This miniconf is all about improving the way we produce, collaborate, test and release software.

We want to cover tools and techniques to improve the way we work together to produce higher quality software:
- code review tools and techniques (e.g. gerrit)
- continuous integration tools (e.g. jenkins)
- CI techniques (e.g. gated trunk, zuul)
- testing tools and techniques (e.g. subunit, fuzz testing tools)
- release tools and techniques: daily builds, interacting with distributions, ensuring you test the software that you ship.

Stewart Smith

Stewart Smith is Director of Software Architecture at Percona, joining in 2011 with a deep background in database internals including MySQL, MySQL Cluster, Drizzle, InnoDB and HailDB.

Prior to joining Percona, Stewart worked at Rackspace on the Drizzle database server focusing on getting it through a critical milestone of a stable Generally Available (GA) release. Prior to Rackspace, he worked on Drizzle as a member of the CTO Labs group inside Sun Microsystems.

As one of the founding core developers of the Drizzle database server Stewart has deep expertise in the code base. He had direct involvement in significant refactoring of the database server including removing the FRM, the InnoDB storage engine, xtrabackup, the storage engine API, CATALOG support and countless bug fixes. He also maintains HailDB, a shared library offering a NoSQL C API directly to InnoDB.

At Sun Microsystems, and MySQL before that, Stewart was a Senior Software Engineer in the MySQL Cluster team working on core code and features inside the MySQL Server and the Cluster codebase working on projects such as: geographical asynchronous replication, online add node, online backup, NDBINFO for improved monitoring and the Win32 port.