sarah novotny is blue gecko’s vice president and a principal in blue gecko’s mysql practice.
before becoming a partner at blue gecko, i had a varied career as a systems and network administrator during the hey days of the dot com era at amazon.com and the ill fated ads.com. my tenure at amazon included the deployment of server infrastructure for the first satellite distribution facility in fernley nv, and the first international customer service facility in hague, netherlands. at ads.com, i was responsible for the systems and network architecture to support a concept product that warehoused information related to television advertisements and campaigns.
in a previous life, i sought a phd in physics at the university of north carolina at chapel hill. before being lured into the world of computer science and administration i was researching nuclear scattering at tunl (triangle universities nuclear laboratory).