Recap: Event Scheduler in Boston
By Duleepa Wijayawardhana on Feb 11, 2009
Last week I had the chance to visit the MySQL Meetup in Boston at the invitation of prominent MySQL community persona Sheeri (who is organizing this year's MySQL Camp at the MySQL Users Conference) and give a small talk on the Event Scheduler feature of MySQL 5.1. The Meetup had about 15 people, which for a different night at a different venue was a great number in my mind.
I presented on the Event Scheduler which while a small subject is still a nice feature of MySQL 5.1. The presentation can be downloaded from my personal dups.ca site. Sadly I was suffering from a really bad cold/flu/whatever and was happily heavily dosed on flu pills. I only later discovered that these pills had caffeine in them and was the reason I hadn't been able to sleep much for 2 days and hence made it all worse. Sigh. I never claimed to be very smart.
The demo I presented used a schedule to break down the words of Charles Dickens' Oliver Twist into a word count table to prove that I could do the word analysis using the Event Scheduler. Quick and dirty and it worked, and Giuseppe was there when I needed him to spot the variable that I was not resetting in my flu-ridden mind :)
Thanks to the MySQL Meetup attendees and I'm happy that I did not put anyone to sleep! Thanks to Sheeri, Patti and Tom for the room, the pizza and the invite!
Hope to see you all again with hopefully warmer weather!