This week we discuss deprecated, removed and ignored variables in MySQL 5.6. Ear Candy is about innodb_file_per_table enabled by default, and At the Movies is "Different MySQL Forks for Different MySQL Folks".
Upcoming MySQL tech tours (http://www.mysql.com/news-and-events/events/)
Open Database Camp will be part of the Northeast LinuxFest at Harvard University, Cambridge MA Saturday March 16th and Sunday March 17th, 2013. You can register and submit presentations on the opensqlcamp.org website.