Keith Larson & myself (and now Lenka Kasparova) have been the MySQL Community Team for the past few years and we have traveled to a great many conferences and spoken many hours on MySQL. But we need your help. There are conferences all over that we can not attend or in many cases we are speaking but would like others to speak too! And many conferences are in a big need for speakers such as yourself.
Three upcoming shows are excellent opportunities and are actively seeing you as a presenter.
- FOSDEM is February 2nd and 3rd in Brussels, Belgium. There will be a special MySQL dev room and the call for papers ends on December 21st.
- There is a new PHP conference in Florida! SunshinePHP will be in Miami on February 8th and 9th. Their call for papers is also December 1st.
- SCaLE 11x is held in Los Angeles February 22nd to 24th and is the premere Linux Show in Southern California. It is held at the LAX Hilton so you can just take the shuttle to the Hilton and avoid the 405 Freeway entirely. At SCaLE 10x had a full MySQL track and we will have it again if we can get some more presenters. The call for papers is here and the deadline is December 10th.
Conferences need presentations at all levels from novice to expert and on just about any relevant subject matter. How did you solve your backup issues? Do you have some best practices for account administration? How did you scale your cluster? Show us your tricks on performance tuning? What the heck is SQL and how do you use it?
Usually you are presenting to a room of nerds and geeks so it will look like a staff meeting at work. Prepare 20-30 slides and practice presenting them (script you swords if that helps you). So please submit today and good luck.
Please help me welcome a new member of the MySQL Community Team. Lenka Kasparova is based in Prague and joined Oracle with Sun acquisition in 2009-2010. She was the Project Manager for R&D on FP7 grant project AEGIS where she was responsible for the financial/administrative aspects as well as day to day project management activities. At Sun Lenka was part of the NetBeans acquisition and went through several positions from administrative, HR, and Project Management area… “Both Sun and Oracle gave me a great opportunity to learn a lot of things which I am happy to use in my new position.”
So please look for Lenka at next MySQL Community Team event near you!
I will be speaking on Saturday, October 6th at the Silicon Valley Code Camp on MySQL Replication and The Proper Care and Feeding of a MySQL Database for Linux Administrators. And then a few days later it is down to Austin for Kuali Days. Please be sure to say ‘hi’ is you are attending either event.
I will be hosting a Birds of a Feather Session at MySQL Connect on Saturday, Sep 29, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM – Hilton San Francisco – Golden Gate 8. This is an open discussion with you about what you would like to see from the MySQL Community Team, MySQL, and Oracle in the future. After it concludes, we can hit the Community Reception.
The original description of the Community BOF as provided to the Content Committee.
Come meet with the MySQL Community Team for a discussion about MySQL and the MySQL Community. This is an open session, so you can make suggestions, ask the questions you are having trouble getting answered, provide feedback, network, and help direct where the future of the MySQL Community will go. You will be able to interact with the Community Team on everything from contributions to downloads. How can we best support you at local and larger events? What tools can we provide to make your job easier? Where should MySQL be in 2013? Please come and meet the members of the MySQL Community Team
Sadly only one of us from the MySQL Community Team will be present due to other commitments. But please come and share your views.
PyTexas 2012 will be held in College Station this weekend. I will be speaking on MySQL Update — MySQL 5.6, Cluster 7.3, and Beyond and Seven Database Tricks.
Keep Austin Weird
Keep Austin Weird —
is a popular saying in the capital of the State of Texas. The coming October those wishing to to help in these efforts can come hear me talk at Kuali Days 2012
about MySQL Database Administration or join the Austin MySQL Users Group
to hear about MySQL 5.6 on October 15th! We’ll get some sort of RSVP for 15th set up so we can have enough pizza for all those on hand. Until then, fellow Texas, do not squat with your spurs on.
The Boston MySQL Users Group meets tonight and I will be presenting on the new features in MySQL 5.6. And I will have two FREE passes to MySQL Connect! See you at the Microsoft NERD Center at 7!
I will be presenting at the North East PHP Conference August 11th and 12th and then the Boston MySQL Users Group on Monday the 13th, both at the NERD Center.
I will be Southern California next week at two public events in Los Angeles and San Diego. MySQL 5.6 Update on August 1st and MySQL: New Features, Programming Mistakes and Optimization on August 2nd. Both are in Oracle offices, start at 7PM, and there will be Pizza! Please be totally cool dudes and dudettes and RSVP so we can order enough pizza to keep things totally tubular! And there will be MySQL SWAG given away!
Save money on your ticket to MySQl Connect by registering on or before the 27th of July. This is your chance to talk to the engineers that write MySQL, the folks at the big companies who are doing amazing things with MySQL, and network with other MySQL-ers.
And you can catch the MySQL Community Team at these events:
* Will be buying pizza for these events