1 Day to the MySQL UC: Journey Complete?!
By Duleepa Wijayawardhana on Apr 18, 2009
2 provinces, 7 states
3000+ miles, 5000+ km
86+ hours in busses and trains
400+ students, professors and sun employees
Our crack team of Giuseppe and Sheeri meanwhile accomplished the following spectacular numbers in southern California
4 universities + 1 meetup
180+ students and attendees
Well there you go. When we started this, it was ostensibly for me to meet students and professors. I was going to spread the word of MySQL to universities. Instead I think I learned more from my audiences than perhaps what students learned from us.
We talked about why I think MySQL is a phenomenon, how important MySQL is to the world and why I thought MySQL was the best thing since sliced bread. I'm hopng the students I left behind felt my passion for MySQL!
In Northern California, I'd like to thank the following people and campus ambassadors for helping Colin Charles, Frank Mashraqi and myself: Shelley Karpaty from Sun University Relations, Johann Leung at USF, Fahad Hussain at San Jose State, CJ Easter at Stanford and Amin Heydari at UC Davis.
I hope that any students we met on my travels will come and find me at the MySQL Users Conference, I will be very happy to introduce you to people and show you around. Ask for me, I'm sure someone can find one of the MySQL Campus Tour people.
In many ways I am sad that this tour is over. On the other hand, I can honestly say that giving the same presentation 14 times can lead to me even dreaming about it in my sleep.
Thanks again to all, it has been an enlightening and enriching experience, I hope for all!
After all that though, I'm here safe and sound at the MySQL UC. Let the games begin!