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GUUG Frühjahrsfachgespräch 2014: CfP ends on May 31st!
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The German Unix User Group (GUUG) will hold their annual conference "Frühjahrsfachgespräch" on September 23-26 this year (I know, not really "Frühjahr" anymore, but this is how it is).

The Call for Presentations is still open until May 31st. Talks can be proposed in German and English, and there are slots for longer tutorials as well.

The range of possible topics is broad, so if you think you have anything interesting to share with a very passionate and technical audience of sysadmins and developers, here are some suggestions:

  • Operating Systems/Applications: architectures, privilege concepts, new developments, administration, mobile systems
  • Relevant new OS Kernel
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MySQL Cluster Powers El Chavo from Playful Play, Latin America’s Most Popular Facebook Game
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Attracting over 2m subscribers in just 4 months and growing by 30,000 new users per day, Playful Play needed a database that was able to

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Announcing the FOSDEM MySQL & Friends DevRoom schedule
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It was ready for a while already, but now it's part of the official FOSDEM schedule as well: I am very pleased to announce the presentations and speakers of the MySQL & Friends Developer Room, which will take place this coming Saturday (5th of February) in Brussels, Belgium.

This year, our DevRoom will be located in room H.2213 (in the H Building), which has a capacity of up to 100 people and will be available to us from 13:00-19:00 o'clock. We have 12 sessions lined up, each will last 25 minutes (incl. Q&A). Without further ado, here's our schedule:

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Find friends of friends using MySQL
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In a previous article, I've already talked about an optimized way to connect locations in a geographic point of view by using MySQL. In this manner, locations of pubs, drugstores, barbers or even users can be obtained. Communities, or perhaps I should use the newer term Social Networks, make use of the buddy network of indiviual members in addition to the geographical mapping. This has many psychological advantages, because new members can be integrated in an established network very easily and I'm more willing to become involved when I already know some of the members.

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Thoughts about working in a distributed organization
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I've been working in a fully distributed work environment for almost 8 years now (I joined MySQL AB in April, 2002). Therefore I've been reading Toni Schneider's blog post about the "5 reasons why your company should be distributed" with great interest – he raised several points that I fully agree with and which I covered in my talks about "Working for a virtual company - how we do it at MySQL" at last year's next09 conference (slides, video) and at

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"MySQL & Friends" DevRoom@FOSDEM schedule published, want to join us for dinner on Saturday evening?
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The tracks of this year's "MySQL & Friends" Developer Room at FOSDEM 2010 have now been scheduled - please check the Wiki page for details on the talks as well as some background information about the speakers. This info should soon be available via the FOSDEM conference system as well. We had some last-minute changes and we actually managed to schedule two more talks due to a small glitch in the initial calculation. The topics look very interesting, we hope that we can provide some valuable information for developers, users as well as MySQL DBAs!

One of our speakers (Kris Buytaert) suggested to arrange a joint dinner for Saturday evening, which is indeed a good idea! Thankfully he also volunteered

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Back from SAPO Codebits in Lisbon - a summary
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Last week, my colleagues Giuseppe, Kai and myself attended the SAPO Codebits event in Lisbon, Portugal. Codebits is an annual, invite-only hacking event, which went on for three days. The venue they chose this year was the "Cordoaria", a former rope factory located in the Belém district, close to the 25 de Abril Bridge (which is an impressive sight!). I have been told that the Cordoaria is the longest building in Portugal and I have no doubts about that! The building is so long that the crew used bicycles to get from one end to the other. I've taken a number of

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Aspects and benefits of distributed version control systems (DVCS)
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This blog post is a by-product of my preparation work for an upcoming talk titled "Why you should be using a distributed version control system (DVCS) for your project" at SAPO Codebits in Lisbon (December 3-5, 2009). Publishing these thoughts prior to the conference serves two purposes: getting some peer review on my findings and acting as a teaser for the actual talk. So please let me know — did I cover the relevant aspects or did I miss anything? What's your take on DVCS vs. the centralized approach? Why do you prefer one over the other? I'm looking forward to your comments!

Even though there are several distributed alternatives available for some years now (with

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Some friendly advice for bootstrapping your OSS project
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So you're a small startup company, ready to go live with your product, which you intend to distribute under an Open Source License. Congratulations, you made a wise decision! Your developers have been hacking away frantically, getting the code in good shape for the initial launch. Now it's time to look into what else needs to be built and setup, so you're ready to welcome the first members of your new community and to ensure they are coming back!

Keep the following saying in mind, which especially holds true in the Open Source world: "You never get a second chance to make a first impression!". While the most important thing is of course to have a compelling and useful product, this blog post is an attempt to highlight some other aspects about community building and providing

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My upcoming event schedule for this year
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This time of the year is usually a very busy one, as there are plenty of events and conferences to attend. Just take a look at our calendar of OSS events on the MySQL Forge to see what I mean! Here's a quick summary of the ones that I will attend and speak at until the end of this year:

On November 14-15, I'll attend the openSQL Camp in Portland (OR), USA. I missed the first one that took place in Charlottesville (VA) in 2008, but had a lot of fun organizing the European Edition earlier this year. The upcoming one will be more like an

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FrOSCon/OpenSQL Camp summary
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It's almost two weeks now since FrOSCon and the OpenSQL Camp subconference have taken place in Sankt Augustin, Germany — about time for a summary and update from my side!

First off, I would like to thank all of the participants and supporters, particularly my colleagues Regina Steyer and Iris Musiol for the perfect logistics and co-sponsoring as well as Uli Graef, Thorsten Frueauf, Matthias Schmidt, Alexander Rubin and Joerg Moellenkamp for manning the Sun booth and the help on site.

Another big Thank You goes


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Social Networks for MySQL Community
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One of the things about working with MySQL Community is trying to reach you all. If you are reading this then we have reached you.  Talking about community is frankly about where our community exists, where you chat and feel comfortable. To that end we've created a poll about where you might be intrested in hearing *from* us. Please, do let us know which social network you are interested in here from us!

There is no ulterior motive, the poll is anonymous, but it gives us some crucial information on where you want to interact with us, or where we might begin to ask the questions.

Check out the poll.
How I stopped worrying and learned to love Twitter
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I was warned by my brother a while ago that should I start tweeting, he would stage an intervention. I had already confessed to accounts with facebook, multiply, myspace, and several others (disclaimer/explanation: all of those sites are customers of my longtime employer (http://www.mysql.com)). Twitter, to the uninitiated, looks like the crack cocaine of social networking that turns the weekend photo-poster into a hardcore jittering lifecaster. Nobody wants to see their family member come to that, right? But follow along, twitter has purpose. Or just skip to the bottom.


 I was never an active friendster user. The first site I used regularly was the more inward-facing



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How I stopped worrying and learned to love Twitter
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I was warned by my brother a while ago that should I start tweeting, he would stage an intervention. I had already confessed to accounts with facebook, multiply, myspace, and several others (disclaimer/explanation: all of those sites are customers of my longtime employer (http://www.mysql.com)). Twitter, to the uninitiated, looks like the crack cocaine of social networking that turns the weekend photo-poster into a hardcore jittering lifecaster. Nobody wants to see their family member come to that, right? But follow along, twitter has purpose. Or just skip to the bottom.


 I was never an active friendster user. The first site I used regularly was the more inward-facing



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How I stopped worrying and learned to love Twitter
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I was warned by my brother a while ago that should I start tweeting, he would stage an intervention. I had already confessed to accounts with facebook, multiply, myspace, and several others (disclaimer/explanation: all of those sites are customers of my longtime employer (http://www.mysql.com)). Twitter, to the uninitiated, looks like the crack cocaine of social networking that turns the weekend photo-poster into a hardcore jittering lifecaster. Nobody wants to see their family member come to that, right? But follow along, twitter has purpose. Or just skip to the bottom.


 I was never an active friendster user. The first site I used regularly was the more inward-facing



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Another useful tool for organizing MySQL User Group Meetups: Eventbrite
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Giuseppe stumbled over this website and recommended it to me as a potential useful service for organizing the registrations of the OpenSQL Camp: Eventbrite is a Python/MySQL-powered web site (judging from their job openings) that provides the following:

Eventbrite is the leading provider of online event management and ticketing services. Eventbrite makes it easy for anyone to hold a successful event of any type and size. Eventbrite is free if your event is free. If you sell tickets to

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The Call for Papers for the OpenSQLCamp 2009 is now open!
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The OpenSQL Camp 2009 web site is now ready for business, I've updated various pages and added some more information about the call for papers. I've also set up a Twitter account (no way without one nowadays, right?), which might also play an important role in the voting/rating of talks later on (Giuseppe came up with an interesting proposal for that).

So we're now seeking your input! Let me quote from the web pages directly:

OpenSQL Camp is a free conference of, by, and for the open-source database community of users and developers. The first

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Joining Ulf for the PHP BBQ Tour through Germany (June 15th-21st)
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Just a short announcement: I am going to join Ulf for his PHP Barbeque Tour across Germany, which will take place between June 15th until the 21st. We will start in the south of Germany and will work our way up north in one week, stopping by at various cities in Germany to enjoy a barbecue with local PHP User Groups and to talk about PHP (of course), MySQL, Open Source, The Web and anything else. We've set up a Wiki page that outlines the various stations of our journey. At the Moment, we will visit the following cities:
  • Monday, 15th: Munich
  • Tuesday, 16th: Frankfurt
  • Wednesday, 17th: Karlsruhe
  • Thursday, 18th: Berlin
  • Friday,

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Follow us on Twitter
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If you are a twitter user, you may like to know that there are many people from MySQL who are regular twitters.

For a start, you may want to follow these ones:

People

  • kajarno Kaj Arnö
  • datacharmer Giuseppe Maxia
  • bytebot Colin Charles
  • LenzGr Lenz Grimmer
  • dups Dups Wijayawardhana
  • Non-people

  • mysqlconf MySQL Users Conference, which is going to be used during the conference to collect feedback for the panel keynotes.
  • planetmysql Planet MySQL feeds
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    Follow us on Twitter
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    If you are a twitter user, you may like to know that there are many people from MySQL who are regular twitters.

    For a start, you may want to follow these ones:

    People

  • kajarno Kaj Arnö
  • datacharmer Giuseppe Maxia
  • bytebot Colin Charles
  • LenzGr Lenz Grimmer
  • dups Dups Wijayawardhana
  • Non-people

  • mysqlconf MySQL Users Conference, which is going to be used during the conference to collect feedback for the panel keynotes.
  • planetmysql Planet MySQL feeds
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    Follow us on Twitter
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    If you are a twitter user, you may like to know that there are many people from MySQL who are regular twitters.

    For a start, you may want to follow these ones:

    People

  • kajarno Kaj Arnö
  • datacharmer Giuseppe Maxia
  • bytebot Colin Charles
  • LenzGr Lenz Grimmer
  • dups Dups Wijayawardhana
  • Non-people

  • mysqlconf MySQL Users Conference, which is going to be used during the conference to collect feedback for the panel keynotes.
  • planetmysql Planet MySQL feeds
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    A taste of MySQL certification on Facebook
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    Do you plan to take the MySQL Certification (http://www.mysql.com/certification/)?

    Or, are you just curious to know how good you are at MySQL ?

    If you use Facebook, and chances are that you do, then you should give a try to the MySQL Quiz Application.

    Well, it is not like the real certification, but it's fun, and some of the questions are hard enough to give you pause.

    The MySQL Quiz Application was created by Dave Stokes, the MySQL certification manager. Thanks, Dave!

    A taste of MySQL certification on Facebook
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    Do you plan to take the MySQL Certification (http://www.mysql.com/certification/)?

    Or, are you just curious to know how good you are at MySQL ?

    If you use Facebook, and chances are that you do, then you should give a try to the MySQL Quiz Application.

    Well, it is not like the real certification, but it's fun, and some of the questions are hard enough to give you pause.

    The MySQL Quiz Application was created by Dave Stokes, the MySQL certification manager. Thanks, Dave!

    A taste of MySQL certification on Facebook
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    Do you plan to take the MySQL Certification (http://www.mysql.com/certification/)?

    Or, are you just curious to know how good you are at MySQL ?

    If you use Facebook, and chances are that you do, then you should give a try to the MySQL Quiz Application.

    Well, it is not like the real certification, but it's fun, and some of the questions are hard enough to give you pause.

    The MySQL Quiz Application was created by Dave Stokes, the MySQL certification manager. Thanks, Dave!

    Wikipedia on Sun | MySQL Servers
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    Wikimedia Foundation is expanding Wikipedia to multimedia with Sun Open Storage Solution and MySQL Database (http://www.mysql.com/customers/customer.php?id=186" target="_blank):

    Wikipedia receives between 25,000 and 60,000 page requests per second, depending on the time of day. Wikimedia needed to update its infrastructure to handle this huge volume of traffic and ensure that its systems were reliable, highly available, and easily scalable. It also wanted to expand its upload file limit from 20 MB to 100 MB to accommodate rich media (audio and video) content,


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    Wikipedia on Sun | MySQL Servers
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    Wikimedia Foundation is expanding Wikipedia to multimedia with Sun Open Storage Solution and MySQL Database (http://www.mysql.com/customers/customer.php?id=186" target="_blank):

    Wikipedia receives between 25,000 and 60,000 page requests per second, depending on the time of day. Wikimedia needed to update its infrastructure to handle this huge volume of traffic and ensure that its systems were reliable, highly available, and easily scalable. It also wanted to expand its upload file limit from 20 MB to 100 MB to accommodate rich media (audio and video)


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    Wikipedia on Sun | MySQL Servers
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    Wikimedia Foundation is expanding Wikipedia to multimedia with Sun Open Storage Solution and MySQL Database (http://www.mysql.com/customers/customer.php?id=186" target="_blank):

    Wikipedia receives between 25,000 and 60,000 page requests per second, depending on the time of day. Wikimedia needed to update its infrastructure to handle this huge volume of traffic and ensure that its systems were reliable, highly available, and easily scalable. It also wanted to expand its upload file limit from 20 MB to 100 MB to accommodate rich media (audio and video)


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