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Sun Tech Days St. Petersburg 2009
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Sun Tech Days St. Petersburg was on Wednesday-Thursday the last week and we’ve had a MySQL booth there. Unlike the last year, we’re full part of Sun now so managed to get a decent-sized booth, arrange for leaflets, and Kostja gave an overall MySQL talk.

Questions at the booth (in no particular order):

  • When will Connector.NET support LINQ Entity framework? (According to Reggie Burnett: it is currently supported in Connector 6.0/Beta, which is expected to be GA soon)
  • Can Connector.Net be used with Mono? (Yes)
  • Is Workbench available for Linux (Yes)
  • When will MySQL support stored procedures? This question seems to have replaced the infamous

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Sun Tech Days Hyderabad
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I had the pleasure of addressing a crowd of over 1,000+ people yesterday, at the Sun Tech Days event in Hyderabad. I think this might as well be the biggest number of attendees at a talk that I’ve given. I spoke on MySQL: The Database for Web 2.0, and the notes for this talk are largely indexed at MySQL for Developers. Its more or less the standard deck for the Tech Days events these days.

The best part? The questions. I had intelligent questions, and they lasted well over twenty minutes, and there was even more chatter afterwards. Twenty minutes might not seem like a lot, but this is Asia, and in some audiences, you’d be hard pressed to get even a single question! MySQL is

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Visiting Brazil
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I’m just back home from Brazil, where I went last Sunday in order to launch MySQL’s presence in Brazil and meet with MySQL users, developers, Sun customers, the press as well as with numerou Sun colleagues. “Is this your first time in Brazil?” was a frequent question (as one could expect), and I was happy to respond that it wasn’t. In fact, I have particularly fond memories of my first visit to Brazil in 2001, as that was the trip when I decided to join MySQL AB.


They say Rio de Janeiro is one of the most beautiful cities on the planet. Whoever “they” are, they’re right. The cone

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MySQL Presence Launched in Brasil
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Bom dia!

On Monday and Tuesday this week, a team of MySQLers (”Sun Dolphins”) and Sunnies (”Sun Classics”) launched the commercial presence of MySQL in Brazil.

This means we have now have ambitions well beyond the growth of the MySQL user base in Brazil, which already is in the top five countries of the world when it comes to downloads. In other words,

  • we have a senior sales person assigned, with a sales goal for Brazil
  • we are recruiting sales engineers for Brazil
  • we are recruiting Support Engineers, who will deliver MySQL support in Portuguese
  • we are recruiting Consultants, who will deliver MySQL professional services in
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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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Malaysia University Days
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Here’s a packed schedule. There will be a Sun crew visiting these universities between 16-17 July 2008. Will you be there? Where you’ll meet the rock stars:

  • Wednesday, 16 July 2008, 9am - noon: Multimedia University, Cyberjaya
  • Wednesday, 16 July 2008, 2pm - 5pm: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam
  • Thursday, 17 July 2008, 9am - noon: Management & Science University, Shah Alam
  • Thursday, 17 July 2008, 2pm - 5pm: INTI, Subang

And what exactly will we be talking about? Besides the keynote, and tech demos, there will be focus on NetBeans (a fabulous IDE), an introduction to OpenSolaris, JavaFX, and of course, MySQL.

We all have 30 minute session slots, and the focus is rather developer centric, so I’m wondering what is best to cover in 30 minutes (what one can probably talk about in 5 days

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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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Sun Tech Days St. Petersburg
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I'm now at Sun Tech Days St Petersburg. MySQL got involved in it on a very short notice so there are no MySQL sessions or tutorials, and we only have a small booth. It's decently manned though, there are six MySQLers here in total and we have no less than three people on the booth at nearly all times.

We organized some ad hoc sessions, so far, Alexey (aka Kaamos)'s talk about MySQL and dtrace attracted the most listeners, and Kostja was the second with his talk about new MySQL 5.1 features.

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