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Gurus show at the Los Angeles Meetup - April 17
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If you are in the Los Angeles area, you have two more chances to meet the MySQL gurus on their way to the the MySQL Conference.
Today at the USC, Sheeri and I will conclude the South California MySQL Campus Tour.
Tomorrow, April 17, big gathering at the Los Angeles MySQL Meetup Group, where Andrew Aksyonoff, Sheeri, and myself will be the speakers. Come along!During the event, I will do a quick live demonstration of the new features included in




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MySQL Campus Tour - South California
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The MySQL Campus Tour got reinforcements.
Dups is not alone anymore. He is being joined by Colin and Farhan.
Sheeri and yours truly are in Los Angeles, just about to travel to San Luis Obispo, where we will be guests of Cal Poly. The lecture is scheduled for tomorrow, April 14th, at 11am.
The address is 1 Grand Avenue, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401.
Pizza will be provided!
Here's a reminder of the events to come.
Again, if you are in the area, come along!








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Slides are in for Franck Leveneur’s MySQL Stored Procedures presentation
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Franck Leveneur gave a nice tutorial on MySQL stored procedures and functions at Yahoo! on Tuesday and the slides are now in: HTML, PDF. Navicat and ZManda offered license and discounts to attendees, and since we didn’t have a bowl … Continue reading →
PHP Meetup @ Mahalo was great, MySQL tonight
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The Mahalo PHP Meetup was a lot of fun. Firstly, Sharon Levy had a great presentation with cool sound effects. That definitely gets your attention… It’s always good to watch the best techniques presenters use to engage the audience, and … Continue reading →
Powerpoint presentation of Facebook DBAs Chris Schneider & Kevin Knapp is now online
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We had a great turnout for the Scaling MySQL Meetup last night. Chris had a pleasant surprise as he brought in Kevin Knapp as a co-speaker. We wanted to record the event, but due to technical difficulties with Webex, we … Continue reading →
Elance Cites Surging Demand for MySQL Experts
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Elance Cites Surging Demand for MySQL Experts is an interesting article for several reasons. For many years advocating Open Source products was seen in many circles of management as akin to promotion of some sort of social anarchy. But now they see the cost savings, the performance gains, and the flexibility that a product like MySQL can provide.

Check out the jobs Elance has for MySQL talent.


DFW MySQL Users!

Monday night at seven will be the next meeting of North Texas MySQL Meetup. This meeting will not be MySQL-centric but will discuss creating Facebooks apps and using the






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Los Angeles MySQL meetup with Facebook DBA, Chris Schneider
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South Californians, mark your calendars! On February 24th at 7,30pm the Los Angeles Meetup Group will host Chris Schneider, Facebook DBA, who will talk about "Scaling MySQL".

Now, if I talk about scaling MySQL, I will refer to personal experience in my consulting career, when 10 million people connected all at once to my customer's web site. You may be interested in the story or simply yawn. But when a Facebook DBA talks to you about scaling, 10 million connection is low traffic, and scaling takes a completely different meaning.

In this meetup,


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Facebook DBA, Chris Schneider to speak at Los Angeles MySQL Meetup Tuesday February 24
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We have an exciting meetup coming up on February 24th, 2009. Not too many companies need to deal with the scaling issues that Facebook does. Chris will be speaking about Scaling Mysql. Don’t miss it!Posted in Meetup, MySQL Tagged: facebook, … Continue reading →
Los Angeles MySQL meetup with Facebook DBA, Chris Schneider
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South Californians, mark your calendars! On February 24th at 7,30pm the Los Angeles Meetup Group will host Chris Schneider, Facebook DBA, who will talk about "Scaling MySQL".

Now, if I talk about scaling MySQL, I will refer to personal experience in my consulting career, when 10 million people connected all at once to my customer's web site. You may be interested in the story or simply yawn. But when a Facebook DBA talks to you about scaling, 10 million connection is low traffic, and scaling takes a completely different meaning.

In this meetup,


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Los Angeles MySQL meetup with Facebook DBA, Chris Schneider
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South Californians, mark your calendars! On February 24th at 7,30pm the Los Angeles Meetup Group will host Chris Schneider, Facebook DBA, who will talk about "Scaling MySQL".

Now, if I talk about scaling MySQL, I will refer to personal experience in my consulting career, when 10 million people connected all at once to my customer's web site. You may be interested in the story or simply yawn. But when a Facebook DBA talks to you about scaling, 10 million connection is low traffic, and scaling takes a completely different meaning.

In


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Free Beer, planet.grep.be Meetup
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planet.grep.be today has a lot of active open source users and contributors.
The weird thing is that we never meet apart from Fosdem.
Yes, we occasionally run into eachother at other events but there's not enough beer involved.

I've had different people ask me what and where are the Open Source gatherings in Belgium, and we must admit that apart
from Fosdem there isn't that much in our little country.

There were a couple of MySQL User Group events, some Drupal ones, some LUG had meetings altough I have the idea most of them have dried out :(

So I have this crazy idea of inviting you all to grab a beer, maybe even free beer :) on december 29 some in a pub in Antwerp

I`m open for suggestions on good locations.

Oh and everybody is welcome, both readers and writers :)

PS. Yes I know that some of you will be drinking in Berlin at that time .. we'll drink an extra one for you.

On the road with the community
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Notes of one week with MySQL community in US and France

Background

I wanted to attend the first edition of the Open SQL Camp in Charlottesville, from November 14 to 16. For some mysterious reason, a four days plane ticket to any place in the US costs EUR 2,500, but if I stay 8 days, it costs EUR 800. Considering that I was in Frankfurt until November 8, the most sensible thing to do was flying to the US as early as possible and meet as many communities as I could. Among the ones I asked, Boston and New York answered enthusiastically, and then, serendipitously, I found an unexpected group in Baltimore, just before the last leg to Charlottesville.
I sent all groups a list of ten topics to choose from:
* MySQL 5.1 features
* Using MySQL partitions in practice
* testing with MySQL Sandbox
* MySQL Community How To
* Recent community additions





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Meeting MySQL community in Paris - November 18, 2008
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I will meet the MySQL community in Paris on November 18, 2008 at 19:30.
I will speak about MySQL Proxy Wizardry, and discuss with the community about any subject that will come up.
The place:
1 rue royale, 227 Bureaux de la Colline
92210 Saint-Cloud
Bâtiment D 9ème étage
Tel : 01 78 15 24 00
Baltimore MySQL meetup - November 13
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The Baltimore MySQL Meetup is scheduled for November 13th at 6pm
The place:
Lotame Solutions, Inc.
6085 Marshalee Drive
Suite 210 Elkridge, MD 21075

We'll talk about MySQL Proxy, and anything else that looks suitable, depending on the crowd's requests.
Thanks to Greg Haase for organizing.
New ideas about MySQL Sandbox at the Boston meetup
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Presenting a topic to a new audience is a two ways learning experience. The attendees learn what the presenter came prepared to say, and in presence of an attentive audience, the presenter can learn something on the spot.
During today's Boston MySQL meetup, I got two interesting ideas aboou how to improve MySQL Sandbox.

  • Using the Sandbox as a test for the future production environment is useful. But it would be even more useful if there were a simple way of transferring the contents of a well tested Sandbox to the main server, or transferring the setup of a successfully tuned replication






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New York MySQL meetup - November 11
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The New York MySQL Meetup is scheduled for November 11th at 6pm
The place: Suspenders Restaurant
111 Broadway
at Thames St New York, NY 10006
212-732-5005

We'll talk about MySQL Proxy, and anything else that looks suitable, depending on the crowd's requests.
Thanks to Philip Antoniades for the organization.
MySQL Community on the road
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The MySQL community team has a new manager for North America. Dups and Giuseppe will be touring the East Coast to speak at several meeetups and attend the OpenSQLCamp.

Nov 10 - Boston, MA
Nov 11-12 - New York, NY
Nov 13 - Baltimore, MD
Nov 14-16 - Charlottesville, VA

First get together of the Los Angeles MySQL Meetup Group
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On November 19th, the Los Angeles MySQL Meetup Group will meet for the first time. Infobright will be presenting their approach to analytic data warehousing. If you’re in the El Segundo area, please do join us. Posted in Meetup Tagged: … Continue reading →
Boston MySQL meetup - November 10
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The Boston MySQL meetup is held on November 10th at 7pm. The place is
MIT Building E51
4 Amherst St
Room 372 Cambridge, MA 02142
857 205 9786

We'll talk about MySQL Sandbox, and about any relevant MySQL topic.
On the road with Dups
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Now that Dups is the Community Relations Manager for North America, we'll start working together in the most active way. Next week, we'll be busy at meetups in New York and Baltimore, and then it will be full immersion in Charlottesville for the Open SQL Camp.

MySQL East Coast mini tour
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Next month I will be in the US East Coast, to attend the Open SQL Camp. Since I will arrive a few days earlier, I will also attend a few meetups on the way from Boston to Charlottesville.

Are you around these locations? If yes, please attend the meetups, or drop me a note.

These events are happening because

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North Texas MySQL Meetup Aug 4th
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The next meeting of the North Texas MySQL Meetup will be held on Monday the 4th of August at the Sun offices off the Dallas Tollway. We are covering MySQL basics by following the material for the Certified MySQL Associate exam.

We welcome all and details can be found at http://mysql.meetup.com/250/
First MMUG Meetup in Malta
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So, the Malta MySQL User Group has had its first ever meet-up today, and it was a success! When organizing it, I had no clue how many people would show up, people have said “yes” and then changed to “no”, and vice versa.

Anyway, so the morning came, and I sent out a few confirmation emails, and it suddenly dropped down to just three of us, which was a shame. Anyway, around 5pm, I noticed that there was four more that had just said they wanted to attend. Unfortunately, one of those dropped out, but it was still a great turnout.

This is a great opportunity for us to promote MySQL use in Malta, as well as share experience and knowledge. Also just to network a bit.

So, this time, for meeting #1, we met up outside a local bank, and walked to Il-Mithna, which is a local restaurant. In this picture, there is the first core group of local user

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Learn more about Flexviews and see a demonstration at the July 14th Silicon Valley MySQL Meetup
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I will be demonstrating the features of Flexviews as well as talking about how you can improve performance by:

  • pre-aggregating important tables for improved query performance

  • pre-calculating joins on InnoDB using materialized views

  • nesting incrementally refreshed materialized views to further improve performance



http://mysql.meetup.com/101/
Sun Developer Days Singapore, MySQL Meetup
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In addition to having the Malaysia University Days, there’s something brewing in Singapore too.

First up, there is the Singapore MySQL Meetup Group, having a meeting in July, at a new location (Sun Solutions Centre, Central Mall). Confirm your attendance for a meetup at 7pm on Monday, July 14 2008.

And the other reason to be in Singapore, is the Sun Developer Days 2008 Singapore, happening on Tuesday, July 15, 2008. This is an all-day long event, held at the Hilton Hotel -

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MySQL at the Sun Tech Days, Philippines
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In what I think must be MySQL’s first time in the Philippines, there will be a presence there next week. Well, its not the first time, but in terms of a community/developer event, I think it might be. The Sun Tech Days is happening from 17-19 June 2008, in the Shangri-La Makati.

Besides MySQL, expect great talks on NetBeans, GlassFish, OpenSolaris, and so much more. I’ll be the guy walking around in the MySQL shirt, so feel free to stop me and ask questions. Its exciting for me, as we’ve not really paid much attention to the Philippines, in terms of community growth (and the Philippines is in the APAC region!).

This isn’t a free event (its 1,000 PHP = ~USD23), and registration should still be available. If

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Meetup Group and Thoughts on MySQL Proxy
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In my opinion, the last MySQL Meetup group in London was a really good event. We met Marten Mickos, former CEO of MySQL and now Senior Vice President of Sun, David Axmark, founder of MySQL and Simon Phipps, Chief Open Source Officer at Sun.

The main questions to the guests were pretty expected: is it going to change anything in the licensing, the deployment and the platforms of MySQL? The single answer is a "No, nothing is going to change". No change in the licensing (Simon Phipps has clearly stated it), no changes in the Community and Enterprise editions (at least not in the near future) and no changes in the development for Linux, Windows, Solaris and other OSes. There will be more opportunities, instead, of spreading the database in environments that are not the common target for MySQL at the moment. We are definitely

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The London Meetup Group and my wishes for MySQL Proxy
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There is a big event for the London Meetup Group coming up next week. We will all meet on Wednesday 5 March @ 7pm
The location: The Lamb
4 Lambs Conduit St
Bloomsbury
London
WC1N 3LZ

We will have a very special guest: Marten Mickos, CEO of MySQL (now in his new role, due to the Sun acquisition). Marten will join us and he will be happy to answer to questions, to share opinions and spend some good time with MySQL Brits users in front of a nice drink (no surprise which one will be the best seller :) ).

From a technical point of you, I have prepared a short presentation on MySQL Proxy, with a basic intro on the project and with some ideas on how to use it and what to expect from a production version. The slides will be uploaded after the venue.

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Jim Starkey Speaks, July Boston MySQL Meetup
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Please feel free to forward to interested parties.

Who: Jim Starkey at the Boston MySQL Meetup Group
What: Falcon, the new MySQL storage engine
When:
Monday, July 10, 2006 at 7:00 PM
Where:
MIT Building E51, Room 372
Wadsworth and Amherst Streets
Cambridge, MA 02117
Steps from the Red line, plenty of free parking.

The July Boston MySQL Meetup’s topic is Falcon, the new storage engine for MySQL. Creator Jim Starkey will speak. Jim Starkey has been writing database software for 20 years. He created BLOBs, multi-versioning concurrency for relational databases, cascading update triggers, event alerters, and more. Read more about him at http://tinyurl.com/lno4p and http://tinyurl.com/mym7d.

We will be meeting on MIT campus, close to the Kendall stop on the Red Line (subway). There is also plenty of free parking — you









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How I have a successful MySQL Meetup Group
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Note the title is “How I have a successful MySQL Meetup Group.” There’s more than one way to do it, I’m sure. There are 3 basic principles:

1) Try to do as little work as possible.

2) Make your colleagues do as little work as possible.

3) Always have a topic/presentation

These three principles will get you far, and should be weighted equally. Do not use principle # 1 as an excuse to not follow principle #3. As well, “doing work” includes “paying money”. With that being said:

  • Make your meetup easy to get to. This has different meanings for different areas. It may mean near a major highway interchange, it may mean near a mass transit station. Whatever it means for you, make it easy.
  • When the Boston MySQL Meetup first started, we had free space in an office building right in the city of

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