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Sergei Golubchik started on modifying MySQL source code in 1998, and has continued doing it as a MySQL AB employee since 2000. Working professionally with the MySQL sources he had a chance to get to know and extend almost every part of the server code – from the SQL core to the utility functions. He was one of the primary architects of the Plugin API. After working for ten years in the ever-growing MySQL AB, and later in Sun Microsystems as a Principal Software Developer, he resigned to join a small startup company that works on MariaDB – an extended version of the MySQL server, where he continues to do what he likes the most – hack on MySQL, architecting and developing the MySQL/MariaDB Plugin API, making it even more powerful, safer, and easier to use.
He works and lives in Germany, near Cologne, with his lovely wife and two kids.