Welcome Gwen Shapira to Pythian

Posted in: Technical Track

I’m excited to announce that Gwen Shapira has started with Pythian this week. :) Chen is no stranger here and many of my colleagues already know her and were in touch — she just naturally fits in.

Gwen is the world class production Oracle DBA. She has been maintaining a popular Oracle blog and is a great addition to Pythian bloggers — Gwen posted on Pythian blog before her actual official join date authoring Log Buffer last week. She is also on Twitter and you can follow her @gwenshap. Turns out that even Pythian SQL Server DBA’s are frequent readers of her blog — who knew?

Gwen is also a frequent presenter at the conferences such as RMOUG10, Hotsos09, OOW09 and OOW08.

Gwen is an Oracle ACE and also a member of OakTable Network. She is very active in her local user group, Northern California Oracle User Group (NoCOUG), carrying duties of the Training Day Coordinator.

Welcome Gwen to the Pythian team! I’m sure you are already working on acceptance testing of that new Oracle 11g RAC cluster that is slated to go live… eh… this weekend? ;-)

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About the Author

What does it take to be chief technology officer at a company of technology experts? Experience. Imagination. Passion. Alex Gorbachev has all three. He’s played a key role in taking the company global, having set up Pythian’s Asia Pacific operations. Today, the CTO office is an incubator of new services and technologies – a mini-startup inside Pythian. Most recently, Alex built a Big Data Engineering services team and established a Data Science practice. Highly sought after for his deep expertise and interest in emerging trends, Alex routinely speaks at industry events as a member of the OakTable.

9 Comments. Leave new

I hope you met her at the airport. Even if it was just for a visit ….

Alex Gorbachev
April 8, 2010 5:51 pm

Well, it’s rather her who should meet me at the airport — in SFO. :)

Gwen Shapira
April 9, 2010 2:34 pm

Thanks for the warm welcome :)

The rumors were true: I’ve learned more new technologies in a week with Pythian than in a year with my previous company.

Also, its nice how everyone is visiting me here in the valley – I’ve already met Marcelo and Andrew Holyome, next week Paul, Sheeri, Singer and Keith are visiting, and Alex will be here next month.


They visit *you* these days?!?

Mmmm, maybe those guys don’t like Scotland so much, or maybe they like you better ;-)

Alex Gorbachev
April 9, 2010 11:00 pm

Should we try again? We like Scotland. :)

Gwen Shapira
April 10, 2010 7:33 am

… or at least we like scotch :)

Bradd Piontek
April 23, 2010 8:41 am

I must work on being more famous. Excellent blog introduction and lots of visitations , I suppose that beats the 3 week onsite in Ottawa :)

Alex Gorbachev
April 26, 2010 1:21 pm

We have to be fair. Some get a blog post while others come to Ottawa. ;-)

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