Michael “Monty” Widenius

Advisor

,

Helsinki

Open Source
Data Infrastructure

Monty is one of the founding partners at OpenOcean – and a technical mind behind MySQL and MariaDB. At 19, he dropped out of the Helsinki University of Technology – and at 33, he coded the entire first release of MySQL, which is still the most popular open-source database in the world today. At OpenOcean, Monty is a tech wizard, advising entrepreneurs on all things community and open source.

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