Giuseppe Maxia is a Software Explorer at VMware. He previously held positions at MySQL AB, Sun Microsystems, Oracle and Continuent. Maxia is an active member of the MySQL community and long timer open source enthusiast. He has dedicated the past 25 years to various IT related fields, with a focus on databases, object oriented programming, system administration. Maxia is fluent in Italian, English, Spanish, Perl, Python, SQL, C, Bash, and good speaker of C, French, Java, and Ruby.