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Ryan Thiessen
Ryan Thiessen has been using MySQL as a developer and administrator since 1998.
He is currently DBA Lead and MySQL guru at Big Fish Games in Seattle WA working with Operations and Engineering groups. Right now he is focusing on High Availability and data consistency across multiple data centres, and always maintains a passionate interest in performance optimization and tuning. In his spare time he is an avid gamer, and has recently started a weblog at

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