23 Days to the MySQL UC: Hamilton, Ontario

Last night's talk at University of Western Ontario was a resounding success due in no small part to Kyle Charbonneau the Sun Campus Ambassador who worked very hard to make it happen.

I presented my new 20 minute intro to MySQL and open source which is probably more PR than technical but geared at making people go "wow". Once the tour is done I'll post it up, but right now I don't want to spoil it for those that come to the next presentations.

But the meat of the time is spent in questions and answers and talking about the Tech industry in general. Yes there were the questions about rumours and Sun and you know we can't comment, even if I had something to comment, which I don't. But I will let you know now that I'm sure that I had heard down the grapevine that Sun was setting up it's own country in the Bahamas (how I wish I could get that rumour to reality somehow :D)

So some of the questions: Innodb, how can I reclaim the filespace. Not so much. Is Postgresql better than MySQL? (Religious question). How about frameworks? (Religious question) Is having DB2 on the resume likely to get bypassed on a job if the requirement is just SQL (UWO teaches DB2)? How does Sun make money on Open Source? (Quite possible). How many lines of code in MySQL? (3 million). How can I get a job in these times? (Not so easy).

Tonight I speak at McMaster, same format, let's see how it goes. This time, I'm remembering to take my VGA cable! Mind you on a Friday night I expect about 2 people to show up.

Again thanks to the 30 UWO students, teachers and local Sun people who showed up. Thanks especially to the Sun University folks for setting this up.

I also forgot my camera, a mistake I will not make today!
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> How can I get a job in these times? (Not so easy).

We are hiring good software engineers :-)

Posted by Davi Arnaut on March 27, 2009 at 08:58 AM EDT #

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