Geert JM Vanderkelen, based in Berlin (Germany), is a member of the MySQL Engineering Team at Oracle and lead developer of MySQL Router. Geert also is the original developer behind MySQL Connector/Python. Before joining the MySQL team, he has worked as Developer, DBA and SysAdmin for over 6 years for various companies in Belgium and Germany. Geert was a key member of the MySQL Support Team for more than 7 years.