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Fossetcon starts today and the schedule features lots of MySQL Content. I have a MySQL Query Tuning for The Squeemish presentation after lunch. On Friday, MySQL is sponsoring breakfast and Ligaya Turmelle is presenting MySQL Server Performance Tuning. On Saturday I am also presenting on MySQL’s NoSQL Interface — Best of Both Worlds.

If you are in Orlando for the show, drop by Booth 202 and say hello.

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North Texas MySQL Users Group Meting July 14th 6PM

The North Texas MySQL Uxer Group will meet July 14th in the Oracle office in Irving at 6PM. Part of the topic will be MySQL query & server tuning with MySQL Workbench and part will be a surprise from Oracle ACE, Oracle MySQL ACE, and IOUG big shot George Trujillo who was recently relocated to the Dallas / Fort Worth Area.

And yes, pizza will be served ’cause pizza makes user groups run.

6031 Connection Drive
Suite 900
Irving, TX 75039

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Mountain Moodle Moot and MySQL in Montana

MySQL is a proud sponsor of the Mountain Moodle Moot, July 9-11, 2014 – Helena, Montana. Mountain Moodle Moot Logo There will be sessions back-to-back covering query tuning, system tuning, and little known tricks using MySQL Workbench. This years Moot is already SOLD OUT.

Moodle is a learning management system and very popular with many schools across the world.

There are 3 three amazing social events planned for Friday afternoon – sponsored by Oracle/MySQL. Lunch, a tour train ride and a great social at the Blackfoot Brewery complete with tour and brews.

If you have your ticket and want me to cover anything specific in my sessions, please let me know!

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MySQL Central at Oracle Open World Sessions

Fifty eight sessions, tutorials, and birds-of-a-feather gatherings at MySQL Central at Oracle Open World! Be sure to check out the following sessions (my favorites) and register ASAP as tickets will go quickly.

  • MySQL and Tech Women (or Where Are All the Tech Women?) Erin O’Neill San Francisco MySQL meetup
  • MySQL & GIS Alexander Rubin Percona
  • The MySQL SYS Schema Mark Leith Oracle
  • MySQL 5.6 at Twitter Calvin Sun Twitter & Inaam Rana Twitter

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MySQL is proud to be a Diamond Sponsor of the Southeast Linxufest June 20-22nd in Charlotte. There is a Zero to DBA track again this year. Be sure to check out the program. I will be speaking on MySQL 5.7, Query Tuning, and Big Data. Drop by the booth for BoogieBots, heavy duty luggage tags, and to talk MySQL.

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MySQL Fabric a big hit at Texas Linuxfest

MySQL was proud to return as a sponsor of the Texas Linuxfest last weekend. Over 700 tickets sold and I probably talked to all bu two or three. Luckily I had help from Quality Assurance Guru Jeb Miller and Software Release Manager Hema Sridharan as things got very busy. The crowd was really supportive of us, MySQL, and extremely friendly.

MySQL Fabric was a popular topic of discussion. Evidently playing ‘who has the virtual IP address’ is a big problem for DevOps staffs and Fabric solves that issue. Many in attendance were on the verge of needing to shard their data and liked having a tool to manage the work for them.

And Workbench 6.1 is extremely popular. Me, “Have you seen the latest MySQL Workbench in action?” Attendee, “Yes, I use it all the time and ti has really become awesome in the last year!” Many non-DBAs who have to look after MySQL instances love the admin tools over fat finger on the command line.

So next June plan to be in Austin to see the bats come out at midnight, hear some great music on 6th Street, eat yourself silly on South Congress, and attend the best Open Source event in the Lone Star State.


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MySQL at Texas Linuxfest

MySQL is proud to repeat our sponsorship of Texas Linuxfest

MySQL is a proud sponsor of the Texas Linuxfest and yes we will have Boogiebots at the booth!

MySQL is a proud sponsor of the Texas Linuxfest and yes we will have Boogiebots at the booth!

and we will again be in Austin at the convention center with BoogieBots, heavy duty luggage tags, and the latest MySQL stickers. Last week Drupalcon was in the same hall and we are returning. Plus many local MySQL employees will be in the booth to talk MySQL. So drop by to say ‘howdy’, grab a BoogieBot, and let us know your view on who has the best BBQ(1) or beer(2) in Austin.

  1. The Salt Lick
  2. Jester King


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MySQL in Chicago Next Week!

MySQL is the proud Training Sponsor of PHPTek. This is a great event and I am speaking on Exploiting New MySQL Features on the morning of the 23rd. See you at training day on the 19th!

And do not forget the Chicago MySQL Users Group meeting on the 21st. Yes, there will be pizza at 6:30 but RSVP so we know how much to order.

Oracle Offices
233 South Wacker Dr.
45th Floor
Chicago, IL

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Upcoming MySQL Talks

It is the start of the traveling season for the MySQL Community Team and many of the engineering teams. I will be at Skiphp this weekend,
Sunshinephp, The Los Angeles MySQL User Group on Feb. 20th, and SCaLE. Morgan Tocker will be at Confoo, FOSDEM, and PHPUK.

You can see some of our engineers at Percona Live.

    Oracle talks at Percona Live

  • “MySQL 5.7: Core Server Improvements,” Morgan Tocker and Rune Humborstad, Oracle
  • “MySQL 5.7: InnoDB – What’s New,” Sunny Bains, Oracle
  • “Sharding and Scale-out using MySQL Fabric,” Mats Kindahl, Oracle
  • “MySQL 5.7: Performance Schema Improvements,” Mark Leith, Oracle
  • “MySQL 5.7: Performance & Scalability Benchmarks,” Dimitri Kravtchuk, Oracle

And do not forget to stop by the MySQL Demopod at Collaborate in Las Vegas this April.

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How to get the MySQL Community Team at Your Local Event

December is half way through the budget year for the MySQL Community Team and we carefully meter out our small budget to make the most effective use from it. But December is also the time when existing conferences start the tasks of preparing for next year and brave souls who have never been part of a conference start out from scratch to create a new show. The MySQL Community Team would love to help with your conference.

First we need to know about your conference. We do scour the announcement sites like and but your show may have been inadvertently skipped. Tell us the dates, the location, how many people you are expecting, your target audience (PHP Developers, DBAs, left handed actuaries from the Pacific Rim), and what makes your show unique (at least for your area). We spread the word about shows to our MySQL ACEs, MySQL Employees, and anyone else we can reach. Left us know when your Call for Papers opens and closes!

Secondly, what sponsorship levels are available and what comes with those levels? How many people can we have in our booth, if we get a booth? Do we still need to buy entry tickets? Do we need to rent tables, carpet, electrical outlets, and chairs for the booth from a specified vendor? Can we have folks from the local MySQL users group in the booth with us? Oracle covers our travel bills but sometimes you need X bodies in N hotel rooms for conference room discount Z, so let us know if you need us to be at your conference hotel.

We love to speak about MySQL and if you have special subjects you want covered for your audience, be sure to let us know! Some of the best conference are the small, intimate events. We also try to visit local MySQL User Groups so having on of those nearby your conference helps too.

Payment can be tricky. If you are in the Oracle PO system (If we have sponsored your event in the past you probably are in there under your DBA — ‘Doing Business As’ or your legal name), it can be a fairly simple process. If you are not in the PO System, the corporate credit car d is used which can get tricky outside of the US or you want to be paid through Paypal(1) and this may take some extra time plus effort on both our parts.

Lastly we have only three MySQL Community Managers and we work hard to split up the shows between us. However we can only cover so much territory. Also Oracle expects us to be at certain events like Oracle Open World, MySQL Connect, Collaborate and a few others so hopefully you do not over lap in the calendar with those. We may be able to fall back on the MySQL ACEs in a few cases. So the earlier we know about your show, the better.

So we on the MySQL Community Team look forward to seeing you at your event, handing swag away from our booth, and talking about MySQL to your attendees. Ping me at Dave.Stokes AT please.Bertran

  1. Paypal sometimes has odd fees or requirements for payments to third parties especially those with new or unverified accounts. I love Paypal and am a long time customer but you may want to set up some other credit card processing procedures when you sent up the accounts for your conference.

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