MySQL Connect: Interview with Tomas Ulin

The MySQL Connect conference is taking place September 29-30 in San Francisco. We asked a few questions about the event to Oracle’s VP of MySQL Engineering Tomas Ulin.

Hi Tomas, to start with, what is MySQL Connect?

A: MySQL Connect is a conference delivered by Oracle, with and for the MySQL Community. We’ll have over 60 technical breakout sessions, Birds-of-a-feather sessions and Hands-On labs running throughout the two days, plus the keynotes. So it’s a fantastic opportunity to learn a huge amount in only two days, and to network with Oracle engineers, users, customers and partners.

When will the program be available online?

A: The call for papers ended May 6 and we got an amazing response. The content committee has been working hard to build a great program, and the content catalog will be available by mid-June.

Will Oracle MySQL engineers developing and supporting the products be there?

A: Absolutely. And they’ll be available during the whole conference to answer questions.

What do you plan to cover in your keynote?

A: That’s a secret...:). Oracle is driving a lot of MySQL innovations and I will spend time on the latest developments, as well as help folks understand where we are going.

What should attendees definitely not miss?

A: We’ll have so many great sessions that the list could be long…but I also think the Saturday eve reception should not be missed. It’s always a lot of fun to meet so many MySQL users and have passionate discussions in a relaxed setting.

What do you personally look forward to?

A: Getting to meet the MySQL users and customers is probably most rewarding, as well as getting the chance to showcase the latest and greatest in our MySQL products. The development is so rapid that there are always new and exciting things to talk about. Oh, and I’ve also been told that there will be a game zone including Guitar Hero...:)

In summary, why should people attend MySQL Connect?

A: During two days, you’ll hang out with MySQL experts. You’ll learn a lot, you’ll meet the Oracle engineers developing and supporting the MySQL products, you’ll hear from customers using MySQL in a wide variety of applications and share your experiences with them, and you’ll have a lot of fun!

Thank you Tomas!

MySQL Connect registration is open – Register Now and you’ll save US$500 with the early bird discount!

Interested in Sponsorship and Exhibit opportunities? You will find more information here.

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