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December 15, 2005

Presenting at MySQL Users Conference in Santa Clara

Looks like Jay and I will be presenting at the 2006 MySQL User's Conference in Santa Clara in April. Vee (from O'Reilly) just sent the notification this evening that our proposal was accepted. This news is exciting, foremost because it means that I'll be attending the conference. Oh, I've been there for the past two years but there's never a gaurantee that I'll get to return unless I'm on the program to present. Secondly that I'll get a chance to hang out with Jay, who I've only met once in person after many months of virtual slavery writing Pro MySQL.

Now that I say that, if the community team isn't already thinking about this, I think it would be cool to have a "Meet Planet MySQL" function where contributors and members of the community alike could gather somewhere and put faces with names, ask questions etc. Perhaps that will happen naturally throughout the conference and it's too much for an already busy schedule. If not formally planned, perhaps a BOF one evening?

Back to the presentation . . . the title is "What do you mean there are no backups?", a 45 minute session that is split into two sections . . . the non-technical, business side of planning for backups and the technical options for building a MySQL backup. It sounded great in the abstract, but now as we have to start putting together the actual presentation I'm not quite sure how we're going to cram both of those into 45-minutes.

Hope to see you there.

Posted by mike at December 15, 2005 10:06 PM