Sunday Dec 14, 2008

Talks wanted for FOSDEM 2009

Organization for FOSDEM 2009 is in full swing. MySQL has a devroom, for which we want talk proposals. The call for papers ends on January 15, 2009. There is no registration for the event, but if you want to have a 1 hour speaker slot, please send us a proposal using this form. As usual, we are looking for quality presentations, regardless of the level. We like original talks and we will privilege innovative, creative, and well documented abstracts. You will find some guidelines on how to submit a successful proposal and more info on the event in MySQL Forge wiki.

FOSDEM, the Free and Open Source Software Developers' European Meeting

FOSDEM 2009 is not only a geeky reunion, but also a family opportunity. There will be guided tours for spouses/partners!. If your significant one is not interested in technology or doesn't get a kick out of the intricacies of open source development practice, there are other pleasures to discover in Brussels.

Then, don't wait! Submit a talk and book your travel now!

Wednesday Sep 03, 2008

Sheeri and the MySQL Camp

If you have attended the latest two MySQL Users Conference and Expo, you will know Sheeri. She was awarded for two years in a row community contributor of the year. And she is seriously determined to see someone else on stage next year. That's why she has been pushing other people toward the community scenes, paving the way for other contributors to surface.

But, you know, Sheeri is really good, and we have been trying to hire her, without much success. So we decided that since she is such a great catalyst, we should let her run part of the show. Embedded in the next MySQL Users Conference and Expo, there will be a MySQLCamp, of which she will be fully in charge.

The Camp will be a place for the community, organized by the community, with no impositions from Sun.

The rules of the game are simple:

  • Only MySQL related contents. This is the MySQL conference, and thus, if you want to hack a videogame or the latest music player, this is not the place to bring it.
  • No advertising. The Camp is a place for hacking code and exchanging technology. If you want to advertise your company, the main conference provides sponsoring and partner agreements that will allow anyone to promote their products.

Sheeri will announce how the proposals should be sent, and how the acceptance process will go. Everything will be public, and the community will have ample space to contribute to the choice. Stay tuned.

I would like to thank Sheeri for having enthusiastically accepted this task.

In the meantime, start thinking about the main conference as well. Start your engines. Submit a proposal!

P.S. For the ones who think that this is a reaction to the OpenSQLCamp, think again. Sheeri has agreed to this role already during OSCON, in July 2008.

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