Colin Charles works on MariaDB at MariaDB Corporation. He has been the chief evangelist for MariaDB since 2009, with work ranging from speaking engagements to consultancy and engineering work around MariaDB. He lives in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Colin has worked at MySQL since 2005, and has been a MySQL user since 2000. Before joining MySQL, he worked actively on the Fedora and OpenOffice.org projects. He’s well known within open source communities in Asia and Australia, and has spoken at many conferences to boot.