Mario Briggs leads the open source offerings for IBM DB2 and IBM Informix, including PHP, Ruby/Rails, Python/Django, Perl, and Java data access frameworks. He also leads the RDF support in DB2. He has about 14 years of experience in software development with many of those years spent in the area of data access, relational engines, and application-database performance.
Gayathri Raghavendra works as a QA engineer for IBM ISL. Gayathri has worked on FVT and regression testing for several releases of IBM DB2 Universal JDBC and SQLJ Driver on z/OS and Linux, UNIX, and Windows platforms. She also worked on testing of the RDF support in DB2. Gayathri also handles FVT for the OCR reporting tool of DB2.
Rajendran Appavu works for the RDF support in DB2. He has about 19 years of software design and development experience. He has worked on networking, network management, provisioning, CORBA, and data management software products.
Farzana Anwar is a member of the DB2 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows team at the IBM Canada Lab in Markham, Ontario. Since 2004, she has held various roles across IBM, in the areas of application development, system verification test, technical support, and information development. She has a bachelor's degree in computer science from Acadia University and a master's degree in information systems from Athabasca University. In her current role as a technical writer for DB2 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows, she focuses on making DB2 products more consumable for users.