If you’re in Barcelona next week you may be interested in the MySQL Meetup being held there by the Barcelona MySQL Meetup group on Wednesday 7th July at 7pm. I’ll be doing a talk on MySQL Failover and Orchestration and there will be opportunity to talk about MySQL and related topics afterwards. More information can … Continue reading Barcelona MySQL Users Group Meetup on 5th July
Canonical has just announced that the Ubuntu Developer Summit will no longer be face to face and every six months. Instead it will be entirely online and virtual, using Google Hangouts. (Here is the announcement.)
On the surface, this seems like a good idea: It's cheaper
monetarily, it appears to open things up to people who are unable
to travel, and it makes it easier to make complete records.
However, I think it's a bad idea, for several interrelated
Some decision making needs face-time to happen. For whatever reasons, internet-only communication is not enough for a good enough "meeting of the minds" for sticky or subtle engineering and design decisionmaking.
The IETF, who probably have the longest history of any organization ever of online internet-enabled …[Read more]
Several people commented on our last blog post or contacted us via our Twitter account, asking questions and raising concerns about migrating the MySQL user group organization to FaceBook. It seems like there is some confusion that we would like to address: you are not required to move to FaceBook. This was just a recommendation, you are of course free to choose whatever service you prefer to manage your MySQL user group. In fact, you are of course welcome to continue using Meetup.com for this! However, be advised that you will have to take care of any occurring fees by yourself from now on, as the sponsorship agreement between MySQL and Meetup.com was not renewed.
And if Facebook is not your cup of tea, there are other services that provide similar functionality. We've tried …[Read more]
For several years, MySQL User Groups have been organizing their meetings with Meetup.com, a service that simplifies event management. However, MySQL User group organizers received a surprise message from Meetup.com a few days ago.
We were all taken by surprise by Meetup's sudden announcement and allegation that MySQL "did not want to sponsor" the users groups, because there is a valid agreement between MySQL and meetup.com. The agreement is still in effect, ending on June 10, 2009.
Apparently, there was some miscommunication inside Meetup.com, because the group organizers received a message stating that they should now pay for meetup services, which they used to get for free, thanks to MySQL sponsorship.
It took us a few days to track the origin of the misunderstanding, and when we …[Read more]
February 2009 has been a very busy time for presentations on Open
Source Software in the Dallas/Fort Worth Area. Yahoo's Tommy
Falgout presented at the recent DallasPHP.Org meeting on
Scaling MySQL. You can find his presentation at
http://www.dallasphp.org and I highly recommend their meetings as
Next up is the Dallas OpenSolaris/Dallas Sun Users Group(DSUG)and they are offering the ultimate geek-bait! Free Pizza!
Meetings Held the Third Thursday of Every Month[Read more]
Next Session: Thurs Feb 19th (6:30PM Pizza, 7:00PM Program)
Topic: Open Source Roundtable - share your Open Source experiences with the group
Speaker: Jim McGuinness will kick off the discussion with updates on MySQL, Glassfish and Openoffice
Location: Dallas Sun Office, Mansion Conference Room
16000 North Dallas Parkway, Suite 700
Register here: …
Please join us at the North Texas MySQL Meetup if you are in the
Dallas area this coming Monday July 7th, at 7PM. This is our
first time at the Sun Office (Mansions 1 and 2 rooms of the Sun
Office, 16000 Dallas Parkway, Ste 700, Dallas, TX Dallas, TX
75248). We have been a good little group but now we need more
room to hold more bodies. And the location should be better for
those in Dallas.
There will be a short presentation on Getting Started with MySQL and Studying for the Certified MySQL Associate Certification and will be followed with a general 'round table' discussion.
Anyone interested in MySQL is welcome but please RSVP at http://mysql.meetup.com/250/
And the next night is the DallasPHP.org meeting -- a great resource for all levels of PHP coders. A blub from their website The Dallas area has many highly experienced PHP developers, and is adding new developers all the time. This July, the …