Brian Aker is Director of Architecture for MySQL AB
. He has also worked on the code (and database) that runs Slashdot, and is well-known in both Apache and Perl circles. Outside of the arcane world of open source "back-end" programming, though, hardly anyone has heard of him. This is your chance to ask Brian (hopefully after looking at his blog
and Wikipedia listing
) about anything you like, from Perl to database architecture to open source philosophy to upcoming events in Seattle
. We'll send Brian 10 of the highest-moderated questions approximately 24 hours after this post appears. His (verbatim) answers will appear late this week or early next week.