Saturday Mar 22, 2008

Sun MySQL Meetup Mashup Meeting in Melbourne on 20th March

At Thursday night I went to attend Sun MySQL Meetup Mashup meeting at RMIT. I got to meet Colin Charles (MySQL Community Relations Manager APAC), Gary Pendergast (Support Engineer with MySQL AB) and a few MySQL Melbourne community members.

Meeting starts with Colin's talk. He talked through what would change and what wouldn't after Sun acquired MySQL. It seems that MySQL will basically operate the same way as before and dolphin will appear at various location under sun.com.

Gary then followed with some updates about MySQL support. There is little changes on support process and method. Sun will add a number of engineers to support MySQL.

In the end I introduced Sun Campus Ambassador program to MySQL community members and talked about my evangelistic works of Sun technologies. As I have received some inquiries about Sun's purchasing MySQL, it would be nice to organize a MySQL seminar in the University of Melbourne in coming months.

After meeting, we continued mash up at Oxford Scholar. During dinner and drinks we even swapped seats to have a nice and thorough talks to each other.


Thanks for Sun's budget! This mashup certainly brings us closer. :)


  The Stragglers who enjoyed the meeting until the end: (left to right) Colin Charles, Tristan Penman (MySQL Melbourne User Group coordinator), Gary Pendergast, Zhiqi Tao

Also Colin has one blog entry about Melbourne's Mashup.

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