MySQL University: Speakers wanted!

I may sound like a broken record, but currently we have only three MySQL University sessions scheduled for this year. In 2009, we ran more than 25 sessions, and I'd surely like to get anywhere near that figure.

Anyone who has something technical to say about MySQL qualifies as a speaker. MySQL University sessions take place on Thursday afternoons European time, and normally have between 20 and 30 attendees, but quite a lot of people listen to the recordings when the live sessions' time isn't convenient for them. We're using Dimdim as our conferencing system, so the setup for speakers is very simple: Just grab a headset, start a Flash-enabled browser on either Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, or Solaris, perform a 10-minute test with the MySQL University host, and you're ready for the live session. Everything is done through the browser, so you don't even need a telephone.

So it's very simple to be a speaker, but what should you talk about? Well, maybe you already have an interesting topic suggestion (or, even better, a set of slides you can reuse), but you can also have a look at topics suggested by attendees:

http://forge.mysql.com/wiki/MySQL_University#Proposed_Sessions

MySQL University sessions are open to anyone, not just Sun employees. Sessions are recorded (slides, audio, and desktop sharing), so if you can't attend the live session you can look at the recording anytime after the session.

Please suggest your session(s) to me (stefan.hinz@sun.com), and let me know what date and time of the day would be best for you!

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