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All of the videos from the 2008 MySQL Conference have been processed and uploaded. Links to the videos, slides, notes, photos for each presentation are all on the mega-conference page at:
This represents many hours of my own toil, but it also reflects plenty of people who have blogged, edited the wiki pages and speakers who wrote and gave tutorials and presentations. I am proud of everyone’s efforts to offer so many learning resources for free….
Enjoy! EDIT: I forgot to thank Jay, the folks at O’Reilly and all the speakers for giving me explicit permission to video and freely offer their presentations.
If you know of any video, audio, notes, slides, photos, etc that are not linked, please link them at the wiki[Read more...]
I have already blogged about this keynote at http://www.pythian.com/blogs/948/liveblogging-who-is-the-dick-on-my-site.
If you are interested in actually seeing the video, the 286 Mb .wmv file can be downloaded at http://technocation.org/videos/original/mysqlconf2008/2008_04_17_panelDick.wmv and played through your browser by clicking the “play” link at http://tinyurl.com/55c5ps. This is not to be missed!
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:
“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[Read more...]
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:
Yesterday’s keynote panel on “Scaling MySQL — Up or Out?”
Keith Murphy managed to take painstaking notes with all the facts and figures. As well, Venu Anuganti presents a chart with the results as well as notes on the more detailed answers. Ronald Bradford has a brief summary of the 20 seconds of wisdom from each panelist.
Here are my liveblogging notes from MySQL Sandbox: Easily Using Multiple Database Servers in Isolation by Giuseppe Maxia
Giuseppe has been a community member since 2001, and in the past year or so, a MySQL Employee.
He likes to give things away for free — he gave away T-shirts to the early arrivers to the workshop, and that’s why he’s giving away the sandbox as well. The sandbox is NOT an official MySQL product. It is released from GPL, available from http://sf.net/projects/mysql-sandbox.
Why the sandbox? To be able to set up 1 server in under 10 seconds. And to be able to set up multiple MySQL instances very[Read more...]
Yesterday I presented “Best Practices for Database Administrators” at the MySQL User Conference and Expo. I was successful in streaming the live video on www.ustream.tv, and you can see it in totality at http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/352479.
The slides are available in pdf form. And here are some of the links I spoke about:[Read more...]
Jonathan Schwartz’s Keynote at the 2008 MySQL Conference can be played directly in your browser or you can download the 147MB .wmv file. (Please do not download the movie on the conference wireless system!)
I finally realized who Jonathan Schwartz reminds me of:
That’s right, comedian and magician Penn Jillette.
Schwartz started by saying, “enough of this free software stuff!” It got lots of laughs. He started to talk about Sun’s agenda, and mentioned that MySQL[Read more...]
If you can’t attend the MySQL Conference, you can still virtually attend
2-3 pm PDT on Tuesday, April 15th for the “Best Practices for Database Administrators” session,
11:55 am -12:40 pm PDT on Thursday, April 17th for the “Database Security Using White-Hat Google Hacking” session.
You need nothing but your web browser; unlike some other live meetings, audio streams from the website too, so there’s no phone number to call or participant code or anything. There’s also a live chat so you can participate and ask questions while the session is going on.
See you soon, virtually!
April 14-17th is going to be an exciting time. Why? Because the 2008 MySQL Conference and Expo is going to be held in Santa Clara, CA. Who would want to miss out on a chance to lurk around, let alone talk to, some of the smartest people in the MySQL world? Well, those who don't have at least $1000+, of course. A 3 day pass to the conference without tutorials costs a whopping $1199. A full pass would dry up your pockets $1499.[Read more...]
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