Sarah Novotny

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Sarah Novotny

Blue Gecko


Sarah Novotny is the VP of MySQL and LAMP Practice, Blue Gecko. She is a founder of Blue Gecko which does remote administration and management of databases around the world including MySQL, Oracle, Oracle E-Business Suite, Microsoft SQL Server and PostgreSQL. Her focus has been MySQL database administration since MySQL was in version 3.23.

She is additionally the Program Chair of OSCON and the Chair of the IOUG’s MySQL Council.

Her technology writing and adventures can be found at and her more esoteric musings at For twittery things, check out To connect with her on linked in wander over to

Sessions for this user

* Doing NoSQL with SQL

How to use the new NO-SQL MariaDB features from SQL.
Sarah Novotny

* IRL: How Do Geeks Undermine Their Presentations and Conversations with Body Language

Many geeks are uncomfortable interacting IRL with clients or audiences but you don't have to be. There are some simple physical tricks to keeping an audience (of 1 or 1k) engaged and not undermining your skills and yourself.
Sarah Novotny

Proposals for this user

* Open, transparent, and vocal - adding audio to your outreach

Let's talk about modern podcasting. There are good reasons to include audio and video in your project or personal blog, and it's gotten so much easier in the last 5 years.
Culture 2011-03-31 19:11:47 +0000
Sarah Novotny, Sheeri Cabral

* quick and dirty mysql operations

40 min. 10 best practices - from install to troubleshooting to preventative maintenance.
Cooking 2011-03-31 19:00:59 +0000
Sarah Novotny