Ulf Wendel is working for MySQL since 2004, he picked up first experiences in MySQL back in 1997. His current position in the Connectors Team is reflecting his actual background in web-development with PHP and MySQL. Right now he is working on drivers for PHP, C++ and OpenOffice. Ulf is accompanying the International PHP Conference since 2000 with sessions and workshops. And in 2009 he was touring all around the german PHP usergroups in the name of "MySQL PHP BBQ Tour".