The following is not always an exhaustive list. But don't worry, we aim to catch everybody, with photo so you can see we're all real people here! Read or subscribe to our OQ people blog!
Arjen Lentz (IRC: arjenAU) helped build MySQL AB (employee#25, 2001-2007) until just before its acquisition by Sun Microsystems. He also co-authored the 2nd edition of O'Reilly's High Performance MySQL book, and speaks regularly at user groups and conferences.
Originally Arjen is a C programmer, with coding experience going back to the early 80s. He also has a keen interest in Open Source and sustainable business models. Outside work hours, Arjen likes to spend time with his blended family, cook, walk, camp, read, listen to music, and grow herbs/veggies.
Peter Lock (IRC: picnicpete) is a system administrator and PHP developer, based in Brisbane, Australia.
Peter loves getting out and about: cycling, canoeing, bushwalking.
Daniel Black (IRC: danblack) after completing an engineering/IT degree went into programming data processing systems in a government department. He then moved on to security auditing, writing information security policy, running a computer security forum, computer incident investigations and datamining.
For a while Daniel was a Gentoo maintainer and still regularly contributed various enhancements to open source projects. He has used MySQL and MariaDB in a number of production environments from web forum backends, to datamining tools, to mailservers.
To get away from all computers Daniel plays with his three cats and goes caving with his partner.
Grant Allen (IRC: grantoq), formerly at Google Inc, is a veteran MySQL admin, and enjoys hacking all kinds of databases and their engines.
In his spare time, he travels and writes books on database technology.
Past employees include Toby Thain, Zak Greant, Walter Heck, Peter Lieverdink, Elspeth Thorne, Sean Pringle, Lyndon Swan, Guillaume Lefranc, Steve Dalton. In their different jobs they've all helped build OQ. Thanks!