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MC Brown - Couchbase. Barrowby, Lincolnshire, GB

MC Brown

Vice President, Technical Publications and Education | Couchbase

Barrowby, Lincolnshire, UNITED KINGDOM

Technical Documentation and Information Expert





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A professional writer for over 15 years, Martin 'MC' Brown is the author and contributor to over 26 books covering an array of topics, including programming, system management and web technologies. His expertise spans myriad development languages and platforms – Perl, Python, Java, JavaScript, C, C++, Shellscript, Windows, Solaris, Linux, BeOS, Mac OS and more.

The combination has resulted in expertise in web programming, systems management and integration, and XML and DocBook technologies for writing and publishing documentation. A former LAMP Technologies Editor for LinuxWorld magazine, and a regular contributor to, LinuxPlanet, ComputerWorld and IBM developerWorks. As a Subject Matter Expert for Microsoft he provided technical input to their Windows Server and certification projects. He draws on a rich and varied background as founder member of a leading UK ISP, systems manager and IT consultant for an advertising agency and Internet solutions group, technical specialist for an intercontinental ISP network, and database designer and programmer – and as a self-confessed compulsive consumer of computing hardware and software.

In his pre-writing life he spent more than 10 years designing and managing mixed platform environments, developing the rare talent of being able to convey the benefits and intricacies of his subject with equal measures of enthusiasm, professionalism, in-depth knowledge and insight.

Most recently he has concentrated on building high quality user-focused information through his books, articles, and MySQL and the MySQL groups within Sun and Oracle. In addition to producing the content, he has also developed the documentation systems to improve he quality and efficiency of the documentation being written.

MC is currently the VP, Technical Publications and Education for Couchbase and is responsible for building the documentation and supporting information, and an extensive training and certification program and content.

Industry Expertise (3)

Professional Training and Coaching

Computer Networking

Computer Software

Areas of Expertise (3)


Open Source


Education (1)

Nene University: Hardware and Software Engineering, Computers 1992

Affiliations (3)

  • Couchbase
  • MySQL
  • Sun Microsystems

Event Appearances (4)

Couchbase Server Tutorial

Denormalised NoSQL  London


Loca 2006 Keynote

LOCA 2006  Dublin, Ireland


Using MySQL with the Dojo Toolkit

MySQL Conference 2009  San Francisco, CA, USA


Scale Up, Scale Out and High Availability: Solutions and Combinations

MySQL Conference 2009  San Francisco, CA, USA


Sample Talks (1)

Loca 2006 Keynote

Keynote launching LOCA 2006, the location awareness conference, with a presentation about the release and launch of Google Maps APIs.



  • Keynote
  • Workshop Leader
  • Host/MC
  • Author Appearance
  • Corporate Training


0 to 20000 *Will consider certain engagements for no fee