"We're hiring!" …
How many times have you heard this phrase at a conference? Every database-driven company is hiring and that makes for pretty stiff competition when trying to get a new DBA. Instead of searching for the perfect database administrator from a conference or Linkedin, why not look internally at your organization for system administrators or engineers who may be an equally good fit given the right training.
In this talk, I'll explain how the DBAs at Box developed a knowledge-sharing culture around databases and disseminated important learnings to other members of the company. I'll also cover the mentorship process we established to train other members of our Operations team to become rock star DBAs and manage our MySQL and HBase infrastructure at Box.