By Stefanhinz-Oracle on Nov 24, 2009
We'll soon have our last MySQL University session for this year, followed by a winter break until the end of January 2010. So far there's only one session scheduled next year, but we'd like to have one session per week, so we need lots more speakers!
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 session 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:
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org), and let me know what date and time of the day would be best for you!