Phoenix This Thursday

July 10, 2017

I will be speaking in Phoenix this Thursday!

Description:
MySQL introduced a native JSON data type with version 5.7. But how do you work with JSON data (even before 5.7), what are the ‘gotchas’, and how do you integrate it with other relational data. Plus see the new MySQL document store for those who do not know Structured Query Language (SQL) but still need a top quality data store.
Schedule:

6:30pm - 6:50pm : Meet/Greet and Bring Community Questions
6:50pm - 7:00pm : Announcements
7:00pm - 8:15pm : Presentation by Dave Stokes
8:15pm - 8:30pm : Questions

DATE AND TIME
Thu, July 13, 2017
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM MST

LOCATION
Galvanize
515 East Grant Street
Phoenix, AZ 85004

Barcelona MySQL Meetup

June 20, 2017

https://www.meetup.com/Barcelona-MySQL-Meetup/events/240810931/

Upcoming Barcelona MySQL User Group Meetup,

Barcelona, Spain, July 5, 2017

It’s our pleasure to announce and invite you to the next Barcelona MySQL User Group Meetup scheduled for Wednesday, July 5, 2017. Please find more details below:

Date: July 5, 2017
Time: 19:00 – 21:00
Place: Mobile World Center, C/Fontanella 2, 08002 Barcelona, Spain (map)
Proposed agenda:
MySQL Failover and Orchestrator by Simon Mudd, the co-organizer of MySQL User Group in Madrid and database administrator of booking.com

More information & registration available at Meetup.
We are looking forward meeting you there!


May and June Schedule

May 16, 2017

The months of May and June are very active in the MySQL Community. MySQL was a sponsor and had a booth at the always lively Linuxfest Northwest. 2,500 people can’t be wrong and I had several hundred great personal talks with attendees about MySQL and databases.

Thursday night the 18th I have a short talk on Nomad PHP on MySQL & JSON. This is an online PHP User Group and attracts some of the best in the PHP world (not sure how I got in there).

The always awesome PHPTek moves to Atlanta and I will present a three hour workshop on MySQL Replication 101 — Bring a laptop with Docker loaded and we will go from setting up basic master/slave replication to building a three node Group Replication cluster. This is the show on the PHP conference circuit that even log time PHP developers walk away with a skull full of new knowledge and a stack of new things to try.

Then to Charlotte to Southeast Linuxfest for three presentations. This is a fun event with a warm, friendly audience. There is a Zero to DBA track which is part of Oracle’s Diamond Sponsorship of the show. I will talk on MySQL 8, JSON Data and MySQL, and A Brief History of the Weird Side of Computing. This event has a wild set of evening activities for those who choose to partake.

Then it is off to Scotland to the UK Oracle User Group where I will be speaking on JSON and MySQL Best Practices.


Storage Engine Vendor Meeting

April 30, 2017

It was my good fortune to host a Storage Engine Vendor Meeting this past week. With very short notice, we had representatives from several companies who graciously arose early during the Percona Live conference. This was an opportunity to touch base with these vendors and put faces with names in a few cases. Several MySQL engineers were on hand to answer specific questions and those of us from MySQL received updates from the vendors. The MySQL Community is very fortunate to have so many talented folks contributing to it from these vendors.


The London MySQL Meetup

April 25, 2017

The various MySQL User Groups or MySQL Meetups around the world are made of up of various groups of individuals that all have a passion for MySQL. Some are large and intense like San Francisco or Boston. Others are fun loving like Chicago or obviously vary hard working like Oklahoma City. I recommend for those of you that travel to connect with these groups. But there is one group that is a little special. They meet in a pub, upstairs in the back. There is a bar and bartender. The food is very good and the attendees very sharp. If you get a chance, visit the London MySQL Meetup

I had been in York a few days before and was invited by Ivan Zoratti, a long time institution of the MySQL Community and Meetup organizer to present on MySQL 8. I made it to The Lamb, a pub on Conduit street and made my way to the meeting room. I was greeted by the bartender (a nice addition to your meeting if you can arrange it) and soon the room filled. I gave my presentation and we then started a fun question & answer period.

All too soon we realized it was getting very late and had to disband. But I had a wonderful time and decided that I need to make a return visit.

So if you find yourself in London, please take the effort to try to attend one of the London MySQL Meetup meetings.


Talks in April – Las Vegas, UK, TX, Santa Clara, and Oracle HQ!

March 28, 2017

April is going to be a busy month for yours truly. First up is the big Oracle Users Groups show in Las Vegas Collaborate 17 at Mandalay Bay April 2nd through 6th. This show features over 1,250 session, thousands of attendees and me (with Kathy Forte) at the MySQL Demo Pod.

From there I am off to Yorkshire PHP where I am proud to be speaking at this new event on MySQL 8. That is on Saturday the 8th in York but I will head down south on the 11th for the London MySQL Meetup to talk more about MySQL 8.

Then it is the closest show to home for me, the final LoneStar PHP. I will be giving a talk on the basics of database programming with PHP.

The month ends with Percona Live the 24th through the 27th and followed by Oracle Innovation Day on the 28th; the agenda for the FREE innovation day follows.

08:00 a.m. – 09:00 a.m.

Registration & Breakfast

09:00 a.m. – 09:15 a.m.

Welcome & Opening Remarks

09:15 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

MySQL 8.0: What’s New

10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

MySQL 8.0: CTEs & Window Functions

10:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Morning Break

11:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

MySQL in Oracle Public Cloud

11:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

MySQL Enterprise Security

12:30 p.m. – 01:30 p.m.

Lunch

01:30 p.m. – 02:15 p.m.

MySQL Group Replication

02:15 p.m. – 03:00 p.m.

MySQL InnoDB Cluster

03:00 p.m. – 03:15 p.m.

Afternoon Break

03:15 p.m. – 04:00 p.m.

Best of Both Worlds | MySQL as a Document, Relation, and Combined Store

04:00 p.m. – 04:45 p.m.

MySQL Performance Tuning

04:45 p.m. – 05:00 p.m.

Wrap up


Southern California Linux Expo’s MySQL Track

February 27, 2017

The Southern California Linux Expo (SCaLE) returns to Pasadena, California this week. This event is the largest event of its type in the US and will attract north of three thousand attendees. It attracts the best speakers from around the plant and the expo hall has exhibitors you will rarely see at other events. It is part Woodstock, part post-grad class in computer science, and 100% entertaining. The full pass is $75, unless you mention the “SPEAK” discount code to gt 50% off.

And for the fifth or sixth year, MySQL will be sponsoring the MySQL Track on Friday March 13th in Room 103.

  • MySQL 8
    10:00am
    Dave Stokes

  • Best Practices for MySQL High Availability in 2017
    11:30
    Colin Charles

  • Cassandra Eye for the MySQL Guy
    13:30
    Solomon Chang

  • MySQL vs MongoDB – Choosing right technology for your application
    14:30
    Peter Zaitsev

  • Using Hierarchical Data in MySQL, Trees vs Nests
    16:00
    Phillip Waclawski

And drop by the MySQL booth and say ‘hi’. And Saturday morning I will be part of the SCaLE 101 panel to help those who are first time attendees get the most out of the show.