Dave Stokes learned to program FORTRAN on punch cards officially making him a dinosaur. He switched to Unix after too many of his favorite operating systems were killed off by their vendors.
Dave is currently a MySQL Community Manager for Oracle. Prior to this position, he was the MySQL Certification Manager for MySQL AB and SUN. He has worked for companies ranging alphabetically from the American Heart Association to Xerox and work ranging from Anti-submarine warfare to web developer.
He speaks 30+ times a year on database topics, lives in Texas, rides a Honda Goldwing motorcycle, and wants you to know that you are unique and special — just like everyone else.