Rick is an experienced Database architect with over 12 years of direct PostgreSQL and 17 years of Systems experience.  He is a seasoned architect that understands all facets of large system development.  He has extensive database experience in PostgreSQL, MySQL, Sybase and Oracle. Rick’s experience has allowed him to be involved in building large-scale highly available streaming replication environments using PostgreSQL 9.x. He has also worked with clients to migrate large scale systems from Sybase, and Oracle to PostgreSQL.  In addition to his knowledge of databases, He has been involved in large-scale system development and has in depth knowledge of system development. He has worked on projects as a lead developer; writing applications that make extensive use of a clients PostgreSQL, MySQL, Sybase and Oracle databases.  He, is not only sound technically but has the ability to communicate complex concepts clearly to clients both verbally and in written form.

Rick also writes articles for PHP Architect magazine, on various advanced PHP programming and database topics, such as database design and theory, network programming with sockets, and on PostgreSQL usage. He also has worked with Docker and gave a presentation on it at the 2015 Scale 13x Expo.

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