Resume

Ligaya Isler-Turmelle

Email: ligjason [] gmail.com

MySQL Database Administrator and LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP) technology programmer, author, and conference speaker always willing to learn, do, and try more.

Experience:

  • Principal Technical Support Engineer – MySQL
    Oracle Corporation, Redwood Shores, CA
    November 2012 – Present
    Manager: Lorna Ward

    Assist customers with all database administration tasks for the MySQL database. These tasks cover most aspects of MySQL server, clients, and data storage. Areas covered include, but are not limited to, database installation and monitoring, backup and recovery, replication, high availability solutions, query performance tuning, server performance tuning and optimization, writing SQL and stored procedures, database best practices, basic and advanced troubleshooting, disaster recovery and server crash error resolution.

  • Co-Founder/PHPWomen.org Board
    PHPWomen.org, Florida Incorporation
    October 2006 – Present

    PHPWomen is a user group specifically targeted toward the women in the PHP world. We do not wish to exclude men – rather to encourage women. They are not mutually exclusive after all. Its mission is to provide a network of support and mentorship to women, help women become more involved with PHP, increase our numbers at conferences as speakers and attendees, and provide a “female friendly” atmosphere.

  • Web Database Administrator
    Kaplan Professional, La Crosse, WI
    Sept 2011 – November 2012
    Manager: Kelly Sauke

    Works within the Web Infrastructure team to support the ongoing needs of various software development and testing groups, including providing guidance on data architecture, patterns, query plan design and optimization. Environment includes a mixture of legacy (standard MySQL replication topology) and new production environments (MySQL Cluster).

  • Senior Technical Support Engineer/MySQL Support Engineer/ Support Engineer
    Oracle Corporation – Sun Microsystems/MySQL, Redwood Shores, CA
    Acquisition of MySQL by Sun, then by Oracle.
    April 2008 – Sept 2011
    Manager: Todd Farmer

    Assist customers with all database administration tasks for the MySQL database. These tasks cover most aspects of MySQL server, clients, and data storage. Areas covered include, but are not limited to, database installation and monitoring, backup and recovery, replication, high availability solutions, query performance tuning, server performance tuning and optimization, writing SQL and stored procedures, database best practices, basic and advanced troubleshooting, disaster recovery and server crash error resolution.

  • PHPCommunity Provincial Governance Board
    PHPCommunity
    December 2009 – March 2010

  • Freelance Contractor
    bigstockphoto.com, Davis, Ca
    March 2006 – approx. June 2008
    Contact:Curt Zirzow

    Per the directions of Curt Zirzow (CTO) – Install and configure Apache, MySQL5, and PHP on multiple servers, create custom classes, assist in optimizing performance of the databases and SQL queries.

  • Developer
    Digital Architecture, Lakeland, Fl
    February 2008 – April 2008
    Manager: Davey Shafik

  • Systems Analyst
    GuamCell Communications, Tamuning, Guam
    Sept 2006 – July 2007
    Manager: Reggie Pablo/Edgar Ramos

    Develop multiple web-based projects ranging from complete redesign and construction of company site ( Zend Framework with PHP5.2 and MySQL5) to unraveling, modifying and documenting legacy code (Perl, PHP4 and MySQL3). Develop custom stored procedures for SQL Server 2000 and create reports on company billing and support systems for management (Crystal Reports). Construct and test an implementation of potential new marketing strategies on the company systems for feasibility.

  • Author
    SitePoint Pty. Ltd, Melbourne, Australia
    December 2006 – May 07
    Managing Editor: Simon Mackie

    Co-author for the second edition of “The PHP Anthology: 101 Essential Tips, Tricks and Hacks” ISBN: 0975841998

  • Technical Editor
    Apress, Berkeley, CA
    June 2006 – Nov ember2006
    Senior Editor: Denise Santoro Lincoln

    Technical Editor of “Foundations of PEAR: Rapid PHP Development” ISBN: 1590597397 – insuring the technical accuracy of the book.

  • Computer Programmer
    Guam International Country Club, Dededo, Guam
    August 03 – September 06

    Develop multi-lingual Internet websites and enterprise level intranet programs using HTML, PHP, CSS, MySQL, and shell scripts on LAMP platform (testing platform WAMP). Administer and maintain office LAN (Ethernet and wireless) with 5 computers adding 7 new security cameras, 4 new computers and 3 laptops. Participate and occasionally lead international team of programmers for enterprise level project. Create various marketing materials for printing (posters, newspaper, magazine, phonebook) using Adobe Photoshop 7. And all other duties as required.

  • Consultant
    Guam International Country Club, Dededo, Guam
    May 2003 – August2003
    General Manager: Gloria Cavanagh

  • Traveler/Student
    November 1995 – April 2003

  • E-5/MR2
    United States Navy – USS Samuel Gompers (AD37)
    November 1989 – September 1995
    Honorably Discharged

    Worked as a machinist – attention to detail was an absolute must.

  • Certifications:

    Oracle Certified Professional: MySQL 5.6 Database Administrator Oracle Certified Professional: MySQL 5.6 Developer
    MySQL Database Administrator Certified MySQL Developer Certified MySQL Core Certified
    Zend Certified Engineer Zend Certified Engineer

    Honors:

    Oracle ACE

    Technologies:

  • Databases: MySQL 5.*, 4.*, SQL Server 2000
  • Languages: PHP, SQL, HTML, COBOL, CSS, little Perl, little C, little Java
  • OS: Mac (OSX), Windows (various), Linux (Ubuntu/debian mostly), little Solaris

Conference Presentations:

  • UPCOMING
  • PREVIOUS
    • Zend Con 2016: Oct 18 – Oct 21, 2016, Las Vegas, NV
    • Oracle Open World – MySQL: Sept 18 – Sept 22, 2016, San Francisco, CA
    • Official MySQL Webinar: MySQL Jumpstart: March 22, 2016 Online
    • SunshinePHP 2016: Feb 4 – 6, 2016, Miami, FL
    • MySQL Central – Oracle Open World: Oct 25 – 29, 2015, San Francisco, CA
    • Official MySQL Webinar: May 27, 2015 Online
    • Percona Live: MySQL Conf & Expo: Apr 13 – 16, 2015, Santa Clara, CA
    • MySQL Central – Oracle Open World: Sept 28 – Oct 2, 2014, San Francisco, CA
    • Fossetcon: Sept 11 – 13, 2014, Orlando, Fl
    • PHPBenelux: Jan 24 – 25, 2014, Antwerp, Belgium
    • MySQL Connect 2013: Sept 21 – 23, 2013, San Francisco, CA
    • OSCON 2013: July 22 – 26, 2013, Portland, OR
    • Tek13: May 14-17, 2013, Chicago, IL
    • Oracle Virtual Developer Day – MySQL: March 2013 & July 2013, Virtual
    • SunshinePHP 2013: February 8-9, 2013, Miami, FL
    • MySQL Connect 2012: September 29 – 30, 2012 San Francisco, CA
    • Zend Con 2012 : October 22 – 25, 2012 Santa Clara, CA
    • Zend PHP Conference 2011: October 17 – 20, 2011 Santa Clara, CA
    • Oracle Open World 2011: October 2 – 6, 2011 San Francisco, CA
    • PHP|tek 2011: May 24 – 27, 2011 Chicago, IL
    • Dutch PHP Conference: May 19 – 21, 2011 Amsterdam, Netherlands
    • Collaborate 2011: Apr 10 – 14, 2011 Orlando, FL
    • Day Camp for Developers: Mar 5, 2011 Virtual
    • Zend PHP Conference 2010: Nov 1 – 4, 2010 Santa Clara, CA
    • BarCamp Tampa Bay: Dev Day Sept 26, 2010 Tampa, Fl
    • TekX: May 1 – 21, 2010 Chicago, IL
    • Microsoft Web Developer Summit: Nov 30 – Dec 3, 2009 Redmond, WA (Invitation Only)
    • Florida Linux Show: Oct 24, 2009 Orlando, FL
    • Zend PHP Conference 2009: Oct 19 – 22, 2009 San Jose, CA
    • Codeworks 09 – Miami: Sept 30 – Oct 1, 2009 Miami, FL
    • PHP|tek 09: May 18 – 21, 2009 Chicago, IL
    • Florida Linux Show: Mar 9, 2009 Jacksonville, FL
    • JaxLUG: Various 2013 – 2015 Jacksonville, FL
    • JaxPHP/JaxWeb User Group: Various 2009 – 2014 Jacksonville, FL
  • The presentations are available here.

    Publications:

  • Wisdom of the Elephpant
    • Acknowledged Contributor
    • Released Feb 2015
  • MySQL 5.6 Database Administer Certification Exam
    • Selected to serve on a panel of experts to scope and create the exam
    • Part of the Oracle Certification Program
    • Released 2014
  • Oracle® Database Express Edition 2 Day + PHP Developer’s Guide 11g Release 2 (11.2)
    • Acknowledged Contributor
    • Publication Date: July 2011
  • The PHP Anthology: 101 Essential Tips, Tricks & Hacks, 2nd Edition book
    • A question and answer book focusing on practical solutions to common PHP5 tasks.
    • Publication Date: Oct 2007
    • ISBN: 0975841998
    • co-Authored with Davey Shafik, Harry Fuecks, Matthew Weier O’Phinney & Ben Balbo
  • PHP Advent 2008
    • MySQL Client Tips
  • PHP Architect’s Online Article Repository
    • K.I.S.S. – Using Foreign Keys in MySQL
    • Stored Procedure Programming for MySQL5 – Part 2
    • Stored Procedure Programming for MySQL5 – Part 1
  • Codewalkers.com-
    • Coding “Best Practices”–or at least “Better Practices”
    • Intro to Databases
  • Foundations of PEAR: Rapid PHP Development, Apress
    • Technical Editor to ensure accuracy
    • Publication Date: Nov 2006
    • ISBN: 1590597397
    • Authored by Nathan A Good and Allen Kent

Other:

Education:

  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems, University of North Florida, 2002, GPA 3.36
  • Associates of Arts, Florida Community College at Jacksonville, 1999, GPA 3.6
  • Master of Science in Mathematical Sciences – Statistics In Progress. Doing prerequisites

Affiliations:

  • PHPWomen, PHP Women User Group, Co-Founder
  • Oracle ACE Program, Member
  • PHPCommunity, Provisional Governance Board, Senior Member
  • Zend Devzone, Former Roving Reporter
  • Codewalkers.com, Former Moderator
  • JaxPHPJaxWeb, Member
  • Association of Information Technology Professionals, joined 2001
  • Association for Computing Machinery, joined 2007
  • Upsilon Pi Epsilon, joined 2002
  • Delta Sigma Pi, joined 2001
  • Golden Key International Honor Society, Member since 2002

Personal:
Contributor of Tests, Bug Reports, and Documentation to PHP and MySQL. Active in the communities as an author, blogger and conference speaker.