Jiten has over 25 years of experience as a software engineer and manager. He was one of the first engineers to transfer from Google to YouTube. He carried a pager for YouTube, and built stability and automation around MySQL. He has also worked at the United States Digital Service and Dropbox. Jiten enjoys reading and hiking in his spare time.
Sugu is the co-creator of Vitess, and has been working on it since 2010. Prior to Vitess, Sugu worked on scalability at YouTube and was also part of PayPal in the early days. His recent interest is in distributed systems and consensus algorithms. He occasionally shares his thoughts on his blog.
Dan is widely known for his outstanding BBQ and pie. He is also the creator of the multi-award winning smoked chili and grandmaster emeritus of the most prestigious chili competition on the east coast of the US. Dan is an accomplished gardener with a thorough understanding of fruit trees. His specialty is apple trees, however with his relocation to Silicon Valley, citrus trees are now his passion. Bike riding is a favorite pastime of Dan's and he has a goal to ride to Alice's up Rt 9. Dan served as a technologist in two presidential administrations, helped with technology modernization for both large and small companies, wrote software to control aircraft carriers, and has been an early stage engineer at a startup. He is intimately familiar with the internals of the linux kernel and the MySQL codebase, but is still looking for the first patch to submit upstream.
Adrianna is an experienced business and product leader with a proven track record in starting and scaling businesses, especially in Asia. Previously, she was at Wobe, Silicon Straits, Pozible, Yelp, Uber, Pen to Pixel and elsewhere where she led product, fundraising and marketing. Adrianna is passionate about cycling, running overland travel, hiking, single malt whisky, craft beer and cooking. Adrianna played role in market entry strategy and execution for many global companies entering Asia. She will fight you to the death if you use "lah" in a grammatically incorrect manner, especially to prove your Asia skillz.
Lori has been an early employee at companies such as CATS Software, Yelp, and Slide, which was acquired by Google. Lori then spent over seven years at YouTube and Google, working with the Video infrastructure, Infrastructure and Site Reliability Teams. When not working, Lori trains for triathlons, and snuggles with her pets Rocco (a rescued and retired racer greyhound), and Coco and Sawyer, her two rescued cats.
Deepthi is an experienced software developer and manager. She has worked for small, medium and large companies in the past and is enjoying her first foray into the Silicon Valley startup world. She lives in Reno, Nevada and enjoys hiking the trails around Reno in her spare time.
Abhi is a fresh graduate from UCSB holding degrees in both Mathematics and Economics. Previously working for Lockheed Martin and the Department of Economics at UCSB, he holds theoretical and applied experience in data science, machine learning, and academic research. In his spare time he is a DJ, drummer, writer, and competitive Super Smash Bros. player. He particularly enjoys barrel-aged beer, good pour-overs, and unnecessarily spicy food. He is a staunch advocate of semicolon usage, Oxford commas and overused grammar jokes.
Isaac takes pride in keeping a clean and organized office and making sure operations are running smoothly. Through the daily routine, Isaac has garnered the skills of working in an office space. Isaac interned at PlanetScale recently for several weeks. Isaac plans to major in Computer Science in college and pursue a career in the Tech Industry. Isaac’s favorite pastimes are surfing at Half Moon Bay and going on long bike rides on the Hills of Palo Alto.