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MySQL user group meeting in Sydney, January 15th

On January 15th I will be in Sydney, Au, on my way to Wellington, New Zealand.
I will be at the MySQL User Group, hosted at the Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts at 5.30pm.
I will talk about testing complex database systems with MySQL Sandbox.
The meeting is open to all. If you want to attend, please register at the Sydney MySQL User Group meetup page.
MySQL user group meeting in Dubai, January 13th

On January 13th I will be in Dubai, UAE, on my way to Wellington, New Zealand.
I will be at the MySQL User Group, hosted at Sun Microsystems offices at 6pm.
I will talk about boosting performance with MySQL 5.1 partitions, covering the recent 5.5. additions.
The meeting is open to all. If you want to attend, please register at the meetup page.
Speaking, speaking, speaking: Dubai-Sydney-Wellington


From January 12th to 27th I will be traveling to the Southern Hemisphere and speaking at two user groups and two conferences.
The schedule (see below) is almost scary. I will be talking about Partitioning (Dubai and Wellington), MySQL Sandbox (Sydney and Wellington), Gearman (Wellington), and some general topics now and then.

The complete schedule and location follows:

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Training Updates

I wanted to provide an update on two things:

  • Firstly, we have opened registration for InnoDB/XtraDB training in Los Angeles (Nov 18th).
  • The second is that while I am in New York City for training (Oct 29th), I'll be giving a (free) talk at the MySQL Meetup group there (Oct 28th).

We love to speak at Meetup groups.  If you are an organizer feel free to let us know you are interested.  There's no guarantee that we can get schedules to align - but there are a number of Percona consultants that travel regularly.

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Sydney MySQL User Group meetup #9 — In-depth MySQL with Arjen Lentz

What: SMUG#9 – In-depth MySQL with Arjen Lentz

When: Monday, September 7, 2009 5:30 PM

Where: Please make sure to RSVP (even “Maybe”) so that we know how many are coming!
Sydney Mechanics School of Art
Level 3, 280 Pitt Street
02 9262 7300

I’m very excited to announce a very special guest at this user group meeting!

Arjen Lentz is in town doing his Sydney training program 7-Sep to 9-Sep and kindly agreed to drop by and talk about something interesting in the MySQL world – …

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Sydney MySQL User Group: SMUG#7 — The Reboot

Reanimating the Sydney MySQL User Group!

What: Sydney MySQL User Group meetup #7 - The Reboot

When: July 16, 2009 5:30 PM (please don’t forget to RSVP yes/no/maybe)

Where: Sydney, CBD - join the meetup for exact location.

We are back! After 3 years of being silent, SMUG (can I call it so? I know there are conflicts with other acronyms) resurrects the meetings.

The logistic of the meetup is the following:

  • 5:30pm — the gathering starts and we have pizza and beers and talking …
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Los Angeles MySQL Meetup on Wednesday & other news

With all the changes between MySQL and Meetup Corporation, our Los Angeles MySQL Meetup has been in flux. But I’m happy to note that Navicat was kind enough to sponsor us for now & if that ever falls through, OpenQuery … Continue reading →

MySQL User Groups on - sponsorship - ask Open Query

This is about the ending of the sponsorship of the user groups by Sun/MySQL and their suggested move to Facebook.

If people want to move to Facebook, that’s fine. For those who want to stay but don’t have the local funding, I have an offer for you. Contact Open Query, and we’ll sponsor your group for the coming months. This is not open-ended, I think a more permanent solution is important (moving, sponsorship, whatever) but I want to make the effort for the community to prevent any groups from disappearing now just because of this.

I was the one who originally set up the agreement with when they first started charging for meetups (and it turned out to be a very good business model for them!). When that change was announced, quite a few meetup organisers were going to quit. The …

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MySQL User Groups: Facebook is not mandatory

Several people commented on our last blog post or contacted us via our Twitter account, asking questions and raising concerns about migrating the MySQL user group organization to FaceBook. It seems like there is some confusion that we would like to address: you are not required to move to FaceBook. This was just a recommendation, you are of course free to choose whatever service you prefer to manage your MySQL user group. In fact, you are of course welcome to continue using for this! However, be advised that you will have to take care of any occurring fees by yourself from now on, as the sponsorship agreement between MySQL and was not renewed.

And if Facebook is not your cup of tea, there are other services that provide similar functionality. We've tried …

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Using Facebook Groups over

We’ve had MySQL meetup’s organised thanks to for years now, and its sad to see the relationship end in about a fortnight. Never fret, because it seems that Facebook can do all that, and more.


If you’re the meetup organiser, and you checked the Members list, or even attempted to download it, you’ll be disappointed. You get a CSV file, with the name of the person, some other metadata, if they’re on the mailing list (chances is yes to all), and the URL of the member profile. What’s missing? An email address.

So while its nice to have a CSV copy of the member list, it will not assist you in any migration, whatsoever. Totally data lock in :-(

Mailing list/message board

Keep in mind that you’ve got mailing lists and message boards on You’ll want to make use of this, to tell people to join your new Facebook group. Mailing lists are of the form: …

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