Jenni has been a MySQL DBA for 10 years. She loves how easy it is to start with MySQL, and the Open Source Community around it that welcomes new members. Her favorite aspects of DBA work are optimizing slow queries, eliminating deadlocks, and helping developers. After graduating UCSD with double majors in Computer Science and Sociology, she returned to the Bay Area and worked at Tribe.net, Aggregate Knowledge, and Cisco before coming to Yelp. A new mom, her daughter is an early crawler, and keeps her busy.