September 20, 2005
MySQL User's Conference - CFP Open
Finally, the 2006 MySQL User's Conference is announced. April 24-27 in Santa Clara (same place as last year?). It's 99% sure I'll be there.
The real question is if there's something I could say that's worthy of a presentation proposal. I put in a proposal last year to talk about using MySQL for large amounts of binary data (currently 1.4 million images consuming ~28G) but it wasn't accepted. Seems like with everything written in the book, and my daily management of a network of MySQL servers there'd be something interesting to talk about. The MySQL AB folks will no doubt do an incredible job talking about the new features.
A couple of ideas come to mind:
- Storing Binary Data in MySQL - data model, performance etc
- Improving Performance and Availability with MySQL Replication
- A Tour of MySQL Backup Options - what's out there and ideas for writing your own
- Capacity Planning with MySQL - not load testing a current installation, but determining how much your MySQL is doing over a period of time and using that data to plan for the years ahead
The other option is to not submit anything and just enjoy the conference. OSCON was more enjoyable the one year I went and didn't present.
Either way, looking forward to the trip and another great conference.
Posted by mike at September 20, 2005 9:31 AM