On-Call Nightmares Podcast Episode 12 - Baron Schwartz - VividCortex





Content Warning: This episode does contain some graphic description of the work done by an EMT - if you find this troubling you may want to check out another episode!



On this episode, I speak with the CTO and founder of VividCortex on his life down on the farm and as an EMT. Baron gives us some insight into how that prepared him for his time on-call in different roles to ensure databases are fast and reliable.


Baron is the CTO and founder of VividCortex, the best way to see what your production database servers are doing. Baron has written a lot of open source software, and several books including High Performance MySQL. He’s focused his career on learning and teaching about scalability, performance, and observability of systems generally (including the view that teams are systems and culture influences their performance), and databases specifically.


Twitter: @xaprb Website: xaprb.com

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