Sheeri K. Cabral

Sheeri K. Cabral
Senior DB Admin/Architect, Mozilla Foundation


Sheeri K. Cabral has a master’s degree in computer science specializing in databases from Brandeis University. She has background as a systems administrator; has worked with Oracle, Sybase, DB2, Solaris, RedHat/Fedora, AIX, and HP-UX. Unstoppable as a volunteer and activist since age 14, Cabral founded and organizes the Boston, Massachusetts, USA, MySQL User group, and co-wrote The MySQL Server Administrator’s Bible, to be published in May 2009. Keep up with all this at


Sheeri K. Cabral (Mozilla Foundation), Patrick Galbraith (Hewlett Packard)
Average rating: ***..
(3.29, 7 ratings)
You don't have to read source code -- understanding how MySQL works can be achieved through the system data. Learn a wide range of topics in this 3-hour tutorial, and leave armed with tons of knowledge about how MySQL 5.0, 5.1 and 6.0 work. You will take home a healthy understanding of performance tuning, storage engines, replication and many tips and tricks to help you be a better DBA. Read more.
Security and Database Administration
Location: Ballroom A Level: Intermediate
Sheeri K. Cabral (Mozilla Foundation), Laine Campbell (Fastly)
Average rating: **...
(2.00, 9 ratings)
Working in an Agile environment poses unique challenges for DBAs used to more traditional environments. This session, co-presented by Laine Campbell of Palomino DB, Inc. and Sheeri K. Cabral of The Pythian Group, will explain how to function more effectively as an Agile DBA, giving you tips and tricks to better survive in an Agile development environment. Read more.
Location: Ballroom E Level: Novice
Sheeri K. Cabral (Mozilla Foundation)
Average rating: ***..
(3.56, 9 ratings)
Sheeri K. Cabral, a two-time winner of the MySQL Community Advocate award, passes the baton to the next generation of MySQL Community superheroes -- you! Though you cannot fly or have X-ray vision, Sheeri will explain how you can make a difference in the MySQL Community without writing a single line of code. Read more.
Architecture and Technology, Replication and Scale-Out
Location: Ballroom G Level: Novice
Mats Kindahl (Oracle), Lars Thalmann (Oracle), Jay Pipes (Rackspace Cloud), Mark Callaghan (Facebook), Sheeri K. Cabral (Mozilla Foundation)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 2 ratings)
Do you have a hard time getting an overview of where replication is moving? Are you wondering what is going on in the community and inside the replication team? If these questions are on your mind, then you have to visit this panel discussion with some of the foremost developers and consultants on replication technology and hear what they have to say about the future of replication. Read more.
Security and Database Administration
Location: Ballroom E Level: Novice
Sheeri K. Cabral (Mozilla Foundation)
Average rating: ***..
(3.75, 4 ratings)
This hands-on session will show you how to change your MySQL server to enable SSL. You will see the steps involved to create an SSL certificate and enable users to connect securely. With SSL you can allow a user to connect unsecurely, connect unsecurely or securely, and you can also require a user to only connect securely. Read more.

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