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Rafael Chacon

Slack
Engineer
Rafael Chacon is a Staff Software Engineer on the infrastructure team at Slack, where he is working on the MySQL database layer on top of Vitess. Rafael has been part of the team that has migrated more than 30% of Slack database traffic from MySQL to Vitess. He is also now a core maintainer of the Vitess CNFC project. Rafael is passionate about scaling and distributed systems. Previously, he was part of the core services team at MyFitnessPal, where he worked on the foundational services that helped scaled the application.