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10 years of MySQL User Conferences

In preparing for this month’s Percona Live MySQL Conference and Expo, I’ve been reminiscing about the annual MySQL User Conference’s history – the 9 times it previously took place in its various reincarnations – and there are a lot of good things, fun things to remember.

2003 was the year that marked the first MySQL user conference independently organized by MySQL AB. It was called the “MySQL Users Conference” and took place at the Double Tree hotel near the San Jose airport with an estimated 500-600 people attending. Monty and David kicked-off the show with keynotes and I recall one of them saying something like, “12 …

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Reminder: MySQL User Conference CfP ends in two weeks!

Reminders work. At least on me. I try to Get Things Done (TM) efficiently, but slips do happen. And when they do, reminding me has a good chance to influence my priorities. I hope I’m not alone in this fallibility.

And therefore I want to remind you that you’ve still got two weeks to reply to our Call for Participation in the MySQL Conference and Expo in Santa Clara, California on 20-23 April 2009.

A few items to remember:

  • We have plenty already, but we’re looking for more proposals. It does make our selection process harder (that’s when the Program Committee sits down and asks itself “what’s right for the conference and its participants”), but that’s a task that we are happy to work on.
  • The theme of the conference is “Innovation …
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Video: Who is the Dick on My Site Keynote

I have already blogged about this keynote at

If you are interested in actually seeing the video, the 286 Mb .wmv file can be downloaded at and played through your browser by clicking the “play” link at This is not to be missed!

MySQL Conference: The Week After

Wow... I had a great time at the annual MySQL Users Conference in Santa Clara.Highlights:Received my CMDBA designation. Woohoo!Sun announced the possibility of an open source mobile phone;All day mysql proxy tutorial with Jan Kneschke and Giuseppe Maxia;Amazon's Power of Infrastructure as a Service - great premise; glitches remain;Great food and a nifty side trip to Santa Cruz;MySQL Workbench -

Liveblogging: A Match Made in Heaven? The Social Graph and the Database

Jeff Rothschild of Facebook’s “A Match Made in Heaven? The Social Graph and the Database”

Taking a look at the social graph and what it means for the database.

The social graph:

  • At it’s heart it’s about people and their connections.
  • Learning about people who are in your world.
  • Can be a powerful tool for accelerating the use of an application.

“The social graph has transformed a seemingly simple application such as photos into something tremendously more powerful.” We’re interested about what people are saying about us, and about our friends. Social applications are compelling.

Facebook users blew through the estimate for 6 months of storage in 6 weeks. It is serving 250,000 photos per second at peak time, not including profiles. Facebook serves more photos than even the photo sites out there, and serves more event invitations …

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Liveblogging: Who is the Dick on My Site?

Identity 2.0: A world that’s simple, safe and secure.

Who is the Dick on My Site? by Dick Hardt (Sxip Identity Corporation)

“Really, data is about people. It’s really identity data.”

“Identity helps you predict behavior.”

“Identity is who you are.”

“Identity is also what you like.”

“Identity enables you to uniquely identify somebody.”

“There are things that other people say about you, too.”

“Modern identity is about photo IDs so you can prove your identity.”

“Identity is a complicated issue….Everyone has a different idea of what it is.”

Identity transactions are:

  • party identification (who)
  • authorization (permission)
  • profile exchange (info about that person)
  • NOT record matching

Identity transactions can be: …

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MySQL Users Conference 2008 - Getting Ready

The MySQL Users Conference is just about to start. With MySQL now part of Sun, it is infusing a lot of energy and enthusiasm into MySQL and the conference. This is shaping up to be the best MySQL conference ever. If this is your first conference, here are my top 10 things I recommend you do to get ready for the conference: 1) Solidify your personal schedule and set backups in case a room is

Win a Free Ticket to the MySQL Users Conference!

The MySQL Users Conference is coming up — April 14-17 in Santa Clara, California, USA.

This was forwarded to me from a colleague:

Are you interested in attending the 2008 MySQL Conference & Expo? I’m happy to announce that is able to give away one pass to the event. Visit this link for additional information. Good luck.

And I as well wish you good luck! If you would rather get a surefire deal instead of taking a chance, e-mail me and I can send you a 20% speaker’s discount code — I am speaking, so you get a discount!

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