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:
Come joins us at a Birds of a Feather Session at OSCON
Moderated by: Dave Stokes
7:00pm Wednesday, 07/18/2012
MySQL is the most popular web database and last years MySQL BOF at OSCON attracted fifty people and ran well past the scheduled hour (so please put us early on the night and do not book the room right after). We had several big names in attendance as well as general users of the product. This was a valuable question and answer system for the MySQL developers and the community where both groups received lots of valuable information.
And we will have some free goodies to hand out!
I can not promise that all the MySQL Engineers and Staff at OSCON will be in attendance as 7PM PDT is too late/early for some of them.[Read more...]
Did you ever wonder how the big companies run things behind the scenes? Come to the MySQL Connect Conference and learn from the best. There are over seventy sessions and the following session are from MySQL customers. And please note the early registration discount window is closing!
MySQL Connect is approaching and I started making note of the sessions I am going to want to attend. There are 77 great sessions and the following ten caught my interest. Hopefully I will see you in some of the following:
Bernhard Ocklin – Director MySQL Cluster, Oracle
Andrew Morgan – MySQL Senior Product Manager, Oracle
Matthew Keep – MySQL Product Manager, Oracle
Of course it takes more than five steps to scale to more than one
Techweek started today in Chicago with the mayor promising to change the name of the town from ‘he Second City’ to ‘The Startup City’. Those who want to start with MySQL should attend my MySQL Hands On Lab Saturday from 3:00 to 4:45 in 4-7 A/B.
If you are attending Chicago Tech Week this weekend, be sure to drop by the MySQL Hands On Lab Saturday (3:00pm – 4:45pm @ 4 – 7 A/B (222 Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago, IL)) as I have some promotional items that I need to give away. Or catch me at Lone Star PHP, June 20 & 30th, where Oracle is sponsoring the second year of this event.
Come join the Los Angeles MySQL Users group on August 1st for a look at MySQL 5.6 and help make some pizza disappear. The presentation will start at 7PM and all are welcome. I will be speaking earlier in the day at the LA Moodle Moot and then heading down Highway 5 the next day for the San Diego Users Group.
200 N. Sepulveda Blvd.
El Segundo, CA 90245
Do not forget to register for the free Webcast of MySQL Innovation Day.
Better Availability with InnoDB Online Operations
Calvin Sun, Sr. Development Manager for InnoDB, Oracle Many top Web properties rely on MySQL as a critical piece of infrastructure to serve millions of users. Therefore, database availability has become increasingly important. One way to enhance availability is to allow users full access to the database during DDL operations. The online DDL operations in recent MySQL releases offer users the flexibility to perform schema changes while allowing users full access to
The South East Linux Fest is next week in Charlotte, North Carolina and will feature a MySQL day on Friday with two FULL tracks.
MySQL Tracks for SELF
This will be followed on Sunday by the Open Database Unconference. And did I mention this is all free? Plus there will be other tracks on Linux, FOSS, and many vendors present. This is an amazing show and you really need to be there.
This is a great opportunity to hear from some of the best and the brightest presenters in the MySQL Community. We managed to get a few MySQL Engineers to head East after[Read more...]
Effective MySql’s Ronald Bradford explaining ExplainRonald Brafdord explaining Explain[/caption] Ronald Bradford started the day on backup and recovery and then had a second session on optimizing queries. George Trujillo had a session on demystifying MySQL for Oracle DBAs and Developers. Lastly, I preseted on SQL and NoSQL. If you live in the greater Dener area, you shoudl make sure you take part in the next RMOUG meeting.
The MySQL Connect conference call for papers is closed and the response was amazing. Now the problem is that we have a few hundred great session and only two days and nights to get everything presented. The submissions range from the big companies to private individuals and old, familiar faces in the MySQL Community to some new folks with top notch material.
Database as a service, cloud computing, tuning, InnoDB secrests, cluster implementation, Oracle/MySQL data transfers, replication tricks, query enhancement, big data, stored routines, J2ee, server refactoring, backups, NoSQL/SQL, and other subjects are covered — and those were just the first[Read more...]
The Rocky Mountain Oracle User Group MySQL SIG is meeting May 18th in Building 1 of the Oracle Broomfield Campus. Speakers include Ronald Bradford, Dan Hotka, Donald Schaefer, David Peake, and George Trujillo.7:30 am – 8:15 am Continental Breakfast 8:15 am – 9:15 am TOAD as a SQL Tuning Tool 8:15 am – 9:15 am Replication 9:25 am – 10:25 am Oracle PL/SQL Timestamp/Interval Data Types 9:25 am – 10:25 am SQL and NoSQL 10:35 am – 11:35 am Improving your Oracle Application Express Applications using Dynamic Actions and Plug-Ins 10:35 am – 11:35 am Explaining the MySQL EXPLAIN 11:45 am – 12:45pm Demystifying MySQL for Oracle [Read more...]
The South East Linux Fest is happening June 8th through the 10th and will feature Beginner MySQl Training Day, Advanced MySQl Training Day, the Open Database Camp, as well as Free & Open Source software based topics. Registration is FREE and I hope to see you in Charlotte!
MySQL Connect will be held this September before Oracle Open World and time is running out for you to submit your presentation. There are tracks on Application Development, Architecture and Design, Cloud Computing, Database Administration, High Availability, and Performance & Scaling.
You’ll need between 15-40 slides for an hour presentation (sixty minute session, leave ten or so minutes for Q&A). The submission software lets you stop and save before submission, just in case you need to do some research while create your submission. And once you submit, you can go back and edit so[Read more...]
Collaborate 12 is in Vegas and Collaborate 13 will be in Denver. Mark your calendars now!The last MySQL session for this year’s Collaborate is over. There is another day of sessions to go but they will go on without MySQL-centric topics. The majority of those the MySQL Community Team have talked to are Oracle professionals looking to expand their support for existing MySQL instances in their organizations or those looking to move some aspect of their data over to MySQL. Many use Collaborate for obtaining technical information as they feel Oracle Open World is too frenzied to get niyty gritty details. Attendance at MySQL sessions were much larger than last year and demo pod booth [Read more...]
The MySQL sessions at Collaborate started strong after an amazing keynote by former astronaut Mark Kelly about working to become a naval aviator, astronaut, and helping his wife — Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords — after an assassination attempt on her life last year.
A rare moment when the Oracle demo pods where not wall to wall people.
First up was Set up MySQL in Five Minutes by Bob Burgess of Radian6. Most of the attendees to these sessions seem to be long time Oracle DBAs looking to add more MySQL skills or long time Oracle AND MySQL DBAs. Bob then had a second session and covered Shell Scripting for MySQL Administration where most[Read more...]
Collaborate is in Las Vegas next and the MySQL Community Team will be there promoting MySQL. Keith Larson and I are presenting two sessions on MySQL for Oracle DBAs or How to Speak MySQL for Beginners. More and more Oracle DBAs are discovering MySQL among their corporate infrastructure and need a little guidance to walk them through some of the differences between Oracle 11g and MySQL. Several years ago, the IOUG said 70% of their members use MySQL and it should be much higher by now. Please drop by the demo between sessions!
Be sure to register for Oracle MySQL Innovation Day before space is filled. The list of presenters is still being finanlized but please beleve me that the lsit includes some very detailed presentations from MySQL Engineers. If you want heavy duty tech talks on MySQL, do not miss this show.Agenda* 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Registration and Breakfast 9:00 a.m. – 9:05 a.m. Welcome and Introduction 9:05 a.m. – 9:35 a.m. Keynote: What’s New and Cool in [Read more...]
The MySQL Community Team won a MySQL Community Awards: Corporate Contributor award. On behalf my fellow MySQL Community Manager Keith Larson and myself, we would like to thank those who apprecaited our efforts. But it is not just Keith and I — we have a strong team that is achored by amazing developers, marketeers, salespersons, managers, engineers of several varieties, and many more hard working folks who regularly make us look good. Lots of hard work of folks you do not see at conferences go into making being on the MySQL Community Team look good.
With this award the panel wishes to acknowledge the Oracle MySQL Community team especially for the free tech tours and
The MySQL Connect Conference call for papers will open on April 16, 2012 for approximately three weeks. We are looking for those of you in the community who want to present on what you are doing with MySQL in the areas of Performance and Scalability, High Availability, Cloud Computing, Architecture and Design, Database Administration, and Application Development. This will be an amazing show and we want you to be a part of it — so write up a session description and you have until the 16th to make it shine!
I will be at SITE, The Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education, on Wednesday March 7th presenting Teaching Database Concepts with Open Source Software. There has been a time change to 5:15 P.M. so please note the change. My colleagues are probably tired of me talking about ‘preaching to the converted’ at Open Source conferences and hopefully the MySQL theme will resonate with teachers. Schools are facing ever smaller budgets and dwindling resources. So hopefully the idea of Open Source software can catch on there and MySQL can become even more[Read more...]
I will be speaking at Confoo this Friday on The Care and Feeding of a MySQL Database and Explain. And the week after, I will be in Austin for the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education conference presenting Teaching Database Concepts with Open Source Software on the 7th from 6:30 to 8:00 PM before heading off to 6th Street (Y’all welcome to join me!).
And thanks to all the folks who attended PHP UK for making Andres, Johannes and me so welcome last week.
The PHP UK 2012 has started and the three meetings rooms are packed. The show continues on Saturday the 25th where you cam catch me talking about the latest changes in MySQL at 1400, Johannes Schluter sharing the secrets of PHP under the hood at 1600, and then both of us are on a panel SQL versus NoSQL at 1650. If you are in the area, be sure to drop by!
I will be speaking on new MySQL features at the PHP UK conference on February 25th in London. A few days later on march 3rd, I will be presenting the Care and Feeding of a MySQL Database at Confoo in Montreal. If you are attending either event, please introduce yourself!
Fellow Community Manager Keith Larson and I working hard to keep up with all the upcoming shows. If you think we might have not notices your upcoming event, please drop us a line. We will have thumb drive, baggage tags, stickers, and maybe (fingers crossed) t-shirts or plush dolphins soon.
MySQL Day at SCaLEThe MySQL Day at the Southern California Linux Expo (SCaLE) is all but over with just a Birds of a Feather Session before we finish. The room was packed all day and often at standing room only. Thanks to all the SCaLE volunteers and especially Solomon Chang who was the MC for the room.
Thanks to Lynn Ferrante, Keith Larson, Colin Charles and Max Mether for presenting. And thanks for those who attended the sessions. Sorry we didn’t have more seats and we will see what we can do for 2013!
SCaLE runs for two more days and there are a few more MySQL sessions scheduled. If you are in the area of[Read more...]
Keith Larson and I will be at SCaLE at the LAX Hilton Friday until Sunday. Yes, we have swag and want to get your feedback. Don’t forget the Friday night BOF session.
And we also will be at the San Francisco MySQL Users Group where I will present Goldilocks and the Three Queries — MySQL EXPLAIN Explained on Wednesday the 25th.
In between, we will be attending the Oracle Leaders Summit. This is an unique event where the leaders of the users groups of various Oracle Family Products meet to discuss better ways of organizing user communities. This year we are lucky to have MySQL leaders from Asia, Europe and the Americas attending.
SCALE is going to top off a day of MySQL session on January 20th with a Birds of a Feather Session at 18:00 in the Century AB room. Come meet the MySQL Community Team and lets talk MySQL!
SCaLE is the premier open source event in Southern California and the dedicate staff works hard to keep the price down to $70 including an amazing Expo. For those of you out of the Los Angeles area, the event is at the LAX Hilton and you can take the shuttle buss and never leave the hotel (except to visit Carl’s Junior next door for a Western Bacon Cheeseburger) or fight traffic on the infamous 405 freeway.