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13 Apr

Remote DBA for Drizzle

This morning at the MySQL User Conference and Expo, we’re excited to be included in Brian Aker’s keynote “The State of Drizzle” as one of the first organization to offer support for Drizzle now that it has reached GA with the release of Drizzle 7.  Brian Aker is the CTO of Data Differential and is the lead developer for the Drizzle Project.
Read the full article…

25 Feb

Blue Gecko attending Open Source Days in Copenghagen

Our European office in Denmark will be attending Open Source Days, Saturday, March 5.

Are you a sysadmin, a programmer, or an (upcoming?) active user of Linux, UNIX, or *BSD then you have to participate at Open Source Days – Community Edition 2011. Getting the itch scratch, get tips and tricks for the cool programs your company or your self will be using in the future!

For more information, or to register, go to http://opensourcedays.org.

27 Jan

Patrick Galbraith named Oracle ACE!

A big congratulations to our very own Patrick Galbraith, who has just been recognized as an Oracle Ace for MySQL!  In addition to being an absolute MySQL rock star, in his “spare time” he maintains DBD::mysql, DBD::drizzle, FederatedX storage engine and the Memcached Functions for MySQL. He has just authored “Developing Web Applications using Perl, Memcached, MySQL, and Apache”.

Patrick joined Blue Gecko in 2010 and has been nothing short of spectacular, navigating customers through an unbelievably varied word of LAMP challenges that go far beyond even the most liberal definitions of “remote DBA.”  one of the most truly service-oriented technical people I’ve had the privilege of working with and just a cool guy to meet, the award couldn’t be more well-deserved.

Congrats again, Patrick!!

25 Jan

2011 MySQL community dinner (west) at the O’Reilly MySQL Conference

This year’s facts:
What: MySQL community dinner (west)
Who: me, you, and many MySQL community members
When: Monday, April 11th – Meet at 6:30 at the Hyatt Santa Clara or at 7 pm at the restaurant
Where: Pedro’s Restaurant and Cantina – 3935 Freedom Circle, Santa Clara, CA 95054
How: Please RSVP and share this invitation with the community. Read the full article…

28 Sep

OSCON, OpenWorld and MySQL community

Today’s excitement for me is the announcement that I’ll be co-chair of OSCON for 2011.  This has been in the works for a chunk of the summer, and I’m super excited that I can start talking about it more publicly.  Edd Dumbill and I are discussing lots of awesome sessions, tracks and foci for OSCON 2011.  The call for proposals will be out in early December. Read the full article…

14 Sep

Blue Gecko recommends the University of Washington Oracle Certificate program

At Blue Gecko, we believe that cultivating strong technical contributors is key to our own and our customers’ success. That’s why we are proud to be a part of one of our region’s premier Oracle educational programs: The University of Washington Certificate in Oracle Database Administration.

http://www.pce.uw.edu/prog.aspx?id=4092 Read the full article…

27 Aug

Blue Gecko named to 2010 Inc. Magazine’s 5000 fastest growing companies in America!

Blue Gecko is one of the fastest-growing private companies in America for the second year in a row. An Inc. 500|5000 recipient in 2009, Blue Gecko is once again listed in Inc. Magazines’s annual ranking of the fastest-growing private companies in America.

The list debuted in 1981 as a ranking of the 100 fastest-growing private companies in the U.S. The following year, it expanded to the Inc. 500, and in 2007 they inaugurated the Inc. 5000. Through each evolution, Inc. has sought to recognize and to celebrate the creativity, dedication, and hard work that entrepreneurs put into building their companies.

A big thanks to all of our customers and wonderful employees for once again earning this honor!

11 Jun

“Tech Café” – Blue Gecko Sponsored Event!

Date: June 21, 2010 4:30 pm-7:00 pm
Venue: Red Lion Terrace Garden Lounge
Address: 1415 Fifth Avenue, Seattle, United Google Map

This will be Blue Gecko‘s second time hosting and this time they are going all out! We’ll be hosting just next door at the Red Lion’s terrace deck and Avelle/ Bag Borrow or Steal, Inc will be giving a talk as will Jeremiah Wilton (who should prove interesting for all you database techies)!! Read the full article…

10 Jun

“Tech Café” – Blue Gecko Sponsored Event

“Tech Café” -  Blue Gecko sponsored event at the Red Lion Terrace Garden Lounge

This will be Blue Gecko‘s second time hosting and this time they are going all out! We’ll be hosting just next door at the Red Lion’s terrace deck and Avelle/ Bag Borrow or Steal, Inc will be giving a talk as will Jeremiah Wilton (who should prove interesting for all you database techies)!! Read the full article…

19 May

Database Cloud Security Webinar

Blue Gecko and Sentrigo are co-presenting a webinar on database security in the cloud.  Jeremiah Wilton will present strategies for deploying databases in the cloud, and Andy Feit, Sentrigo’s VP of Marketing will present technical strategies for securing databases in the cloud.

Don’t miss these two industry leaders discussing the future of database infrastructure and security!  The Webinar is scheduled for Thursday, May 27, 1pm EST, 10am PST.  You can sign up here.

Related Links:

Database security in the Amazon Cloud