from Colin Charles, MySQL Conference & Expo Co-Chair
The O'Reilly MySQL Conference & Expo 2011 is upon us again. Looking back, I've been involved in some way, shape or form since 2006, and have had the pleasure of being Program Chair since 2009.The O'Reilly MySQL Conference & Expo 2011 is upon us again. Looking back, I've been involved in some way, shape or form since 2006, and have had the pleasure of being Program Chair since 2009. This year I co-chair with Brian Aker, and we've got an amazing, diverse program.
Its brilliant to see Oracle still have the opening keynote slot and I'm sure Tomas Ulin will set the direction of MySQL development and progress for the next year. More interestingly, we'll see what has happened and if there are changes abound for the MySQL community. After all this years focus is on "the ecosystem and beyond" and the MySQL ecosystem has exploded: Percona Server, MariaDB, the Drizzle project and lots more.
What's even more interesting for me this year is how we're including talks based on other complementary technologies. Talks for Cassandra, Hadoop, Redis and more are included. In case you were thinking GIS, don't forget all the PostgreSQL talks and the PostGIS related talks.
In short, the world is moving beyond just MySQL deployments. There's lots of complementary and competing technology, and its great to see how the ecosystem has shaped up and how people are using new and creative solutions to solve their issues.
To the most exciting MySQL Conference ever!
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