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Office Hour with Baron Schwartz

Baron Schwartz (VividCortex)
Office Hour Table B

I’ll be available for followups to my presentation, riffing on similar ideas, wild and zany topics, and whatever seems germane. My co-founder at VividCortex, Kyle Redinger, will also be available. Topics I’ll be prepared for:

  • Algorithms that are cheaper and almost as accurate
  • Data compression, sparsity, and fidelity
  • Time-series data
  • Data visualization to offload the work to the user’s retinas and brain

And of course you can play Stump The Chump and ask me something I’m not prepared for. It’s easy to stump this chump. And a lot of fun, too. I look forward to meeting you!

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Baron Schwartz


Baron is co-founder and CTO of VividCortex, a provider of SaaS database administration tools. He is the lead author of High Performance MySQL and continues to research and publish under the O’Reilly imprint. He has created several open-source software tools, including Maatkit, and has authored features for MySQL and InnoDB. He is an Oracle ACE, and the founder of the worldwide OpenSQL Camp conference series. He holds a degree in Computer Science from the University of Virginia. Baron lives in Charlottesville, Virginia with his family.


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