One of the conditions on taking my new job was that I find my replacement to handle many of Yahoo's growing MySQL related needs. I worried that it was going to take a long time, because good MySQL folks are scarce. If you've ever tried to hire one, you know this. That meant I had to either get lucky or spend quite some time doing double duty.
By some quirk of fate and excellent timing, Jeremy Cole was available. He visited Yahoo recently, we offered him a job, and he's starting December 6th.
You may have seen him speak at conferences past. He spent over 4 years with MySQL AB and knows MySQL inside-out.
The good news is that other Yahoo's don't have to learn a new name. They can still think "MySQL question... I'll ask Jeremy." :-)
How about that? We got Russell and Jeremy both recently. Who's gonna be next?
Posted by jzawodn at November 19, 2004 06:33 PM
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