Bluzelle Poaches Key Evangelists from MySQL and MariaDB To Build Database Developer Community
As you know from the very beginning Neeraj and I have worked to assemble the best team possible to execute our vision. There are certain things we know very well and much we still need to learn. Obviously we can’t and should not try to do it all. One major component of our Bluzelle ecosystem is the development and growth of an open-source and developer community. It’s always been outlined in our white papers and materials as a critical piece. We want to follow in the steps of Linux, Google, Redhat.
Today we’re happy to announce that Daniel Saito and Colin Charles have joined the Bluzelle through their company Redrobot. If you are familiar with the global database products MySQL and MariaDB — well Daniel and Colin were responsible for building out the development communities for both. Not only are they advising Bluzelle on our open-source strategy and development, but are actively executing and getting their hands dirty. They know the blueprint, having been successful twice already, and are already working hard on executing for Bluzelle. Daniel and Colin joined us at Blackhat Asia, Consensus in NYC, and at our own Hackathon in Vancouver.
In our initial meetings, I recall Daniel saying to me, “Pavel, we need to build Fight Clubs all over the world. All these groups meeting together to work on projects, being active, and engaged to fulfill our goals of decentralization and data control. Only difference here is that people talk about our clubs.”
Here is more about Daniel:
- Joined MySQL in 2005 as one of its first employees in the APAC region, where he was tasked with educating and expanding the open source business for the MySQL database in APAC.
- He has played a pivotal role in several startups globally, and was also a crypto-security research engineer at NTT DoCoMo R&D. He is also an active developer and advisor for various cryptocurrencies.
Here is more about Colin:
- Chief Evangelist for MariaDB from2009, with work ranging from speaking engagements to consultancy and engineering.
- At MariaDB, he was responsible for almost single-handedly growth hacking the user base to 12 million users through constant evangelism.
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