Wednesday May 25, 2011

Tech Writer Wanted for MySQL Workbench & Connectors

The MySQL Documentation Team is looking for a senior technical writer. Main areas to cover are MySQL Workbench and MySQL Connectors. The position is for EMEA.

Candidates should be prepared to work intensively with our developers and support organization when writing documentation. Being a distributed team,  we meet mostly on IRC and coordinate our work through email and versioning systems such as Subversion. The base format we're using is DocBook XML, and we're not just writing but also processing and publishing all our documentation ourselves.

This means you should be ready to use "non-wysiwyg" text editors, have a clue about XML and XSL, and be prepared to communicate over the Internet most of the time. Naturally, you should have some experience documenting database software. We're striving for high quality (good and understandable writing, accuracy, completeness, attention to details, timeliness) — people are actually reading the documentation we provide; our online viewable formats get millions of page views every month.

If you think you qualify, drop me a mail, and let me know what time would be best to get together on the phone.

Wednesday Jun 02, 2010

MySQL University: New Features in Connector/NET 6.3

This Thursday (June 3rd, 14:00 UTC), Reggie Burnett, head of Connector/NET development, will present the New Features in Connector/NET 6.3.

For MySQL University sessions, point your browser to this page. You need a browser with a working Flash plugin. You may register for a Dimdim account, but you don't have to. (Dimdim is the conferencing system we're using for MySQL University sessions. It provides integrated voice streaming, chat, whiteboard, session recording, and more.)

MySQL University is a free educational online program for engineers/developers. MySQL University sessions are open to anyone. All sessions (slides & audio) are recorded; the links will be on the respective MySQL University session pages which are listed on the MySQL University home page.

Friday Aug 28, 2009

MySQL University: New features in Connector/NET 6.1

Next Thursday (September 3, 13:00 UTC), we'll resume MySQL University sessions after the summer break with Reggie Burnett, head of Connector/NET development, giving a session on new features in Connector/NET 6.1.

For MySQL University sessions, point your browser to this page. You need a browser with a working Flash plugin. You may register for a Dimdim account, but you don't have to. (Dimdim is the conferencing system we're using for MySQL University sessions. It provides integrated voice streaming, chat, whiteboard, session recording, and more.) All MySQL University sessions are recorded, that is, slides and voice can be viewed as a Flash movie (.flv). You can find those recordings on the respective MySQL University session pages which are listed on the MySQL University home page.

MySQL University is a free educational online program for engineers/developers. MySQL University sessions are open to anyone, not just Sun employees. Sessions are recorded (slides and audio), so if you can't attend the live session you can look at the recording anytime after the session.

Here's the schedule for the upcoming weeks:

  • September 10: Customizing MySQL Enterprise Monitor (Mark Leith)
  • September 17: Architecture of MySQL Backup (Lars Thalmann)
  • September 24: Concurrency Control: How It Really Works (Heikki Tuuri)
  • October 1: InnoDB Internals: InnoDB File Formats and Source Code Structure (Calvin Sun)
  • October 8: Building MySQL Releases on Unix (Jörg Brühe)
The schedule is not engraved in stone at this point. Please visit http://forge.mysql.com/wiki/MySQL_University#Upcoming_Sessions for the up-to-date list. On that page, you can also find the starting time for many time zones.
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