Since 2005, April has been the month for MySQL users to meet in Silicon Valley, at the Santa Clara Convention Center. Traditionally, the conferences ended with an announcement of the dates for the following year. That was a good tradition.
For the last few years and with changing stewards of the MySQL product, uncertainty has been introduced into that process. Announcements have been delayed by months, main sponsorships have been unclear up to the last minute, and the basic decision on whether there will be a conference at all hasn't always been obvious, as key players and decision makers have shifted.
This is no different today, concerning 2012. Rumours prevail. The current MySQL steward pulled out for 2011, leaving O'Reilly as the main risk taker. With a competing event on the East Coast at almost the same dates, the ecosystem was left [Read more...]