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April 2, 2008

All the Reasons to Attend 2008 MySQL Conference

If there ever was a year to be at the MySQL conference, this seems to be it. The keynote lineup has always been excellent, and this year looks to be no exception. I'm guessing there will be quite a round of applause when Jonathan Schwartz takes the stage (slightly more vigorous from MySQL stockholders).

If that's not compelling enough, Werner Vogels (CTO, Amazon) will talk about building the Amazon infrastructure, the scaling MySQL keynote panel (with representatives from Flickr, Facebook, YouTube, and MySQL) is sure to provide some valuable notes, and Raj Cherabuddi will talk about the new Kickfire appliance with SQL-processing chip. And that's just a few of the keynotes. Other notable companies with speakers include Google, Digg, Twitter, New York Times, Ebay, Ticketmaster, Stumbleupon, Sxip, Six Apart, and a slew of others that probably deserve to get mentioned.

And there's no shortage of technical content. Personally, Monday's MySQL Proxy: The Complete Tutorial by Giuseppe and Jan looks fantastic. A great chance to get fully up to speed on something I think is going to become increaslingly important in building MySQL systems.

I won't be there this year, decided a few months back to sit out this year (yes, it is ironic given this post...I'm questioning that decision now that I look over the conference program). I'm hoping bloggers will be in full force.

Posted by mike at April 2, 2008 12:23 PM