Tuesday Jan 05, 2010

Call for Papers for the "MySQL and Friends" Developer Room at FOSDEM 2010 extended until Wednesday, 6th

A Happy New Year to all of you! About a month ago we posted our initial Call for Papers for the MySQL Developer Room at FOSDEM 2010 in Brussels, Belgium. We already received several great submissions and we'd like to thank the speakers who contributed their suggestions so far. But we would like to get some more!

Therefore we decided to extend the deadline for a few more days: you can still submit your talk proposals until tomorrow (Wednesday, 6th)!

So if you think you have an interesting MySQL-related topic to talk about, we'd like to hear about it! Thanks.

Wednesday Dec 09, 2009

Call for Papers for "MySQL and Friends" Developer Room at FOSDEM 2010 now open!

FOSDEM 2010, the annual Free and Open Source Software Developers' European Meeting will take place again on February 6th and 7th in Brussels, Belgium. Next year they will celebrate their 10th anniversary (congratulations!) and we feel very honored and happy to announce that the organizers accepted our request for a developer room! They had to reject many proposals due to the great demand (there were 39 applications, but there are only 12 rooms available per day). Therefore we are glad to be among the excellent projects that will be present there.

Our devroom is titled "MySQL and Friends" and will be available for sessions on Sunday, 7th from 09:00 - 17:00. It will be located in room AW1.121 and provides 81 seats, a video projector with VGA cable, and wireless Internet. As for the previous edition, we would like to set up a schedule of talks related to the MySQL server and the various projects that surround it. For the next time we will introduce a small change: each talk will last 20 (instead 45 minutes), plus 5 minutes of Q&A. This will give us 12 slots to fill up, plus a short opening keynote and a lunch break. This idea was inspired by Scott Berkun's great book "Confessions of a Public Speaker", which is a very entertaining and insightful read. If you are a frequent speaker at conferences and events, we highly recommend it.


At this time, we would like to encourage and invite you to submit a talk! We are looking for covering a wide range of topics that attract both MySQL DBAs as well as application developers that work with MySQL as their database of choice. Are you developing a new storage engine or other plugin? Do you want to share your experiences and best practices in administering or deploying MySQL servers? Did you develop a new method to scale a MySQL setup? Let us and the audience know about it! You can submit your talk proposal via this submission form.

The deadline for turning in your proposal is Sunday, 3rd of January, 2010, after which there will be a voting and rating period to identify the most interesting and attractive topics.

We are looking forward to your ideas and suggestions! If you have any questions, please check our FOSDEM 2010 page on the MySQL Forge Wiki and feel free to get in touch with us directly or via our public mailing list. Thanks in advance!

Wednesday Sep 09, 2009

MySQL / Open Source Event Calendar

The MySQL Community Team maintains a calendar to keep track of Open Source events and conferences that might be relevant from a MySQL point of view (either by submitting a talk, sponsoring or attending it). This calendar is now public - you can either look at the HTML version on the MySQL Forge or subscribe to the iCal feed (e.g. using Mozilla Sunbird or Lightning).

Are we missing an event? If you know any other events that should be included in this calendar, please submit your suggestions via this event submission form. Thank you!

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