Reanimating the Sydney MySQL User Group!
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, …[Read more...]
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 →
This is about the ending of the sponsorship of the mysql.meetup.com 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 …[Read more...]
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 Meetup.com for this! …[Read more...]
We’ve had MySQL meetup’s organised thanks to mysql.meetup.com 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 …[Read more...]
For several years, MySQL User Groups have been organizing their meetings with Meetup.com, a service that simplifies event management. However, MySQL User group organizers received a surprise message from Meetup.com a few days ago.
We were all taken by surprise by Meetup's sudden announcement and allegation that MySQL "did not want to sponsor" the users groups, because there is a valid agreement between MySQL and meetup.com. The agreement is still in effect, ending on June 10, 2009.
Apparently, there was some …[Read more...]
If you live near London or in the South East, mark your
calendars! A new meetup event is coming this week.
We will meet @6pm this Wednesday at:
94 Lambs Conduit St
WC1N 3LZ London
From MySQL, there will be Andrew Morgan, Mark Baker and myself.
As usual, there isn't a strict agenda, the main topic will probably be the outcome of the recent conferences in Santa Clara, the MySQL User Conference and the Percona Conference. We have lots of tech stuff to cover - Mysql 5.4, MySQL Cluster 7, Drizzle and Xtradb, just to mention few.
I hope to see you …
We had a great meetup last night with Andrew Aksyonoff, Giuseppe Maxia and Sheeri Cabral. It was special to have so many top speakers all in one night. Here are the photos. Sheeri filmed the meetup and will have the … Continue reading →