Principal Engineer, Rackspace
Kimberly has over 16 years working on various database platforms primarily with Oracle databases and associated products (RAC, Enterprise Manager, Exadata, GoldenGate). She is a principal engineer and team lead at ObjectRocket by Rackspace for the last 2 years supporting the NoSQL practice area, helping customers large and small with their MongoDB implementations and problems. Before ObjectRocket, she worked on databases and apps for an early online auto auction site, re-architected multiple enterprise environments to Linux, deployed RAC (early and later versions), and worked closely with storage systems. One notable fun project was re-engineering the database and storage infrastructure 6 months before launch for SWTOR – Star Wars The Old Republic MMO game. In her sparsely indexed spare time she enjoys wine, food, and embracing a variety of knowledge from all sources – currently involving Hadoop, Spark, and its peripherals.
Kimberly has presented at MongoDB World, multiple Big Data Workshops, local Austin area meetups, Percona Live in Amsterdam 2015, and several Rackspace::Solve customer events in 2015. She has also presented at the very prestigious and selective 2015 Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing Conference hosted by the Anita Borg Institute.