Wednesday Mar 19, 2014

MySQL Connect @ OpenWorld Call for Proposals Open

We announced yesterday that the call for proposals for MySQL Connect @ OpenWorld 2014 is now open!



Part of Oracle OpenWorld 2014, MySQL Connect @ OpenWorld will be held September 29 - October 2 in San Francisco.

We encourage MySQL customers, partners and community members to submit proposals to present best practices, case studies and insights you’ve gained working with MySQL. Proposals can be submitted for conference sessions, Birds-of-a-Feather sessions and tutorials.

MySQL Connect @ OpenWorld will feature five tracks:

  • Performance and Scalability
  • High Availability and Replication
  • Cloud and Big Data
  • Database Administration and DevOps
  • Architecture and Application Development


Details and submission guidelines are available at: http://www.oracle.com/openworld/call-for-papers/index.html

The call for proposals will be open until April 15, 2014. We look forward to your submissions!

Tuesday Mar 04, 2014

Update on the MySQL Connect 2014 Call for Papers

In January we encouraged you to prepare for the MySQL Connect Call for Papers, indicating how.


While dates are still subject to change, we wanted to let you know that the CFP (for MySQL Connect and Oracle OpenWorld overall) will likely open around March 18th. Remember to prepare your submissions in advance in order to swiftly submit them during the 4 to 5 weeks that the CFP will remain open!

Tuesday Jan 28, 2014

Prepare Now for the MySQL Connect 2014 Call for Papers

As announced last month, MySQL Connect will this year be aligned with Oracle OpenWorld and run from Monday September 29 to Thursday October 2, 2014, in San Francisco.

The MySQL Connect and Oracle OpenWorld Calls for Papers will also open at the same time, and you will most likely be able to submit your sessions between March 4 and April 8 (dates subject to change).

While you will have 5 weeks or so to actually submit your talk proposals, you can already prepare your submissions NOW in order to be ready to submit then, and here is the key information you need to do so. In order to submit a session, you will need to provide:

  • Title
  • Conference session type: This can be either a conference session (1 hour), a Birds-of-a-Feather session (1 hour), or a tutorial (2,5 hours). You are obviously welcome to submit several sessions.
  • Abstract: 750 characters maximum including spaces
  • Speaker’s name(s), e-mail(s), phone(s) and bio(s)
  • Track - MySQL Connect 2014 will have 5 tracks:
    • Performance & Scalability
    • High Availability and Replication
    • Cloud & Big Data
    • Database Administration and DevOps
    • Architecture & Application Development


Get going now and you will have ample time to prepare your MySQL Connect presentations submissions! Let us know if you have any question.

We look forward to a fantastic MySQL Connect 2014!

Friday Dec 13, 2013

MySQL Connect 2014, Save The Date!

We're very pleased to announce that MySQL Connect will next year take place from Monday September 29 to Thursday October 2, 2014, in San Francisco. And there will be a welcome reception on Sunday September 28 evening.

During the past 2 years we’ve run MySQL Connect during the weekend prior to Oracle OpenWorld, and we repeatedly got feedback that avoiding the weekend would be better. Well, this is now done! MySQL Connect will be fully aligned with Oracle OpenWorld. This will also enable us to have more room to schedule sessions across the 4 days and to be better integrated within Oracle OpenWorld overall, which was also part of the feedback we’ve got.

We will provide more details down the road but wanted to make sure you could save the dates and make your plans accordingly.

The Call for Papers will likely open in March, so start thinking about your topics now in order to submit them swiftly when it opens.

We look forward to an even more exciting MySQL Connect in 2014!

Thursday Sep 26, 2013

MySQL Connect Keynotes and News

The second edition of MySQL Connect took place just a few days ago, Sept 21-23, and was a great event. Thank you very much to all participants including speakers, sponsors, exhibitors and attendees! We hope you had a fantastic time and learned a lot.

The keynotes are now available for you to watch on demand (both highlights and full length), including:

The State of the Dolphin
Edward Screven, Chief Corporate Architect, Oracle
Tomas Ulin, Vice President of MySQL Engineering, Oracle

MySQL at Facebook
Harrison Fisk, Manager, Data Performance, Facebook