About the O'Reilly MySQL Conference & Expo

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The O'Reilly MySQL Conference & Expo is an interactive learning community—four days packed with connections to MySQL developers and open source experts who know their subject inside and out. You'll gain unique insights from speakers, vendors, project leaders, and other participants who are using MySQL to successfully run the world's most demanding applications, saving millions of dollars over proprietary software and hardware solutions.

Experience MySQL Conference & Expo

  • More than 120 sessions encompassing a wide range of skill levels
  • Multiple tracks that will explore the entire MySQL ecosystem, including Architecture and Technology, Business and Case Studies, Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence, and more
  • In-depth tutorials to help develop technical skills and learn new tricks
  • Inspirational keynote presentations that describe the future of software and the evolution of open source in the enterprise and beyond
  • Thousands of MySQL developers, gurus, experts, and users under one roof
  • An Expo Hall featuring dozens of the latest tools and products from third party vendors
  • A DotOrg Pavilion within the Expo Hall, showcasing community projects at the forefront of MySQL innovation
  • Fun evening events, Birds of a Feather sessions, and plenty of networking opportunities

The O'Reilly MySQL Conference & Expo is designed to help all participants:

  • Learn how to optimize the performance of MySQL
  • Get detailed insight into new MySQL, Drizzle, and MariaDB features
  • Develop skills for scale-out using Java, PHP, Python, Perl, Ruby and .NET
  • Delve into new techniques around Stored Procedures, Partitioning, HA Clustering, Triggers, and Views
  • Learn Administration and Security Best Practices
  • Hear real world experiences implementing MySQL projects
  • Discover best practices for using MySQL in a range of architectures including Web, Cluster, Enterprise Data Warehouse, Embedded applications, and more
  • Learn how the Ecosystem surrounding MySQL fits into Web 2.0 architecture and emerging web technologies, like the cloud
  • Migrate from proprietary databases to MySQL

At the O'Reilly MySQL Conference & Expo, you'll benefit not just from gathering with your peers and experts from a wide variety of companies and countries, but also by learning from some of the leading visionaries in the open source world. Join us April 11-14, 2011 in Santa Clara, California for the biggest and best MySQL event yet!

O'Reilly is committed to promoting diversity at O'Reilly MySQL Conference & Expo, and at all of our events.

Why Attend

Quality Time with Other Developers

Take advantage of this rare opportunity to meet face to face with a huge group of engineers who are working with MySQL in a variety of ways. Share ideas and network to solve some of your toughest questions. Bring your team, your laptops, and leave with new insights in how to build high performance scale-out applications using MySQL.

Four Days, One Roof, Unlimited Opportunities

Fast-paced sessions, a handshake with your programming hero, late night hacking, a beer in the bar with someone you've only known via email—the O'Reilly MySQL Conference & Expo packs a wealth of big ideas, know-how, and connections into four concentrated days and nights. You'll be able to apply what you've learned immediately and be prepared for what the future brings.

The Best Hands-On Learning You Will Find on MySQL

The quality of the sessions and tutorials at the O'Reilly MySQL Conference & Expo is very high. Year after year, the most frequent comment the conference team receives from attendees is that it is sometimes very difficult to choose which great simultaneous session to attend. From novice to expert-level sessions, developer to DBA, business to technical, the sessions provide expert insight into solving architectural, design, and development issues your organization faces.

Who Should Attend

  • Developers, programmers, and DBAs from companies of all sizes
  • Business managers looking out for the bottom line
  • Strategists and business developers
  • CTOs and CIOs seeking to streamline operations
  • Technology evangelists and entrepreneurs pushing their enterprise boundaries
  • Researchers and academics

Past MySQL Conference & Expos brought together representatives from companies and organizations like: Facebook, YouTube, Google, Aspire Systems, Inc., Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, Tivo, EDS, Adobe, Federal Publishing Authority, Flickr, Capital Bank, University of Illinois, E*TRADE Financial, Animated Designs, Quazal Technologies, Microsoft, Pearson, Dataspeed Computing Services, UC Berkeley, Wireless Capital Partners, craigslist, ABS Nautical Systems, Linkoping University, Symantec, US Bank, DOD, Real Networks, Atlanta Journal Constitution, Apple Inc., Open Data, Monster Worldwide, DHL, Cisco, Sprint, Coastal Environmental Systems, Inc., Oracle, CNET Networks Inc., Verizon Wireless, SAP Ventures, ePublica GmbH, U.S. Government Accountability Office, Alcatel-Lucent, Technorati, Universitaet der Bundeswehr Muenchen, Travelocity, Yahoo! Japan, Stanford University, Nokia Siemens Networks, Los Alamos National Laboratory, eBay, and many more.

Past MySQL Conference & Expo sponsors and exhibitors included: Dell, HP, Red Hat, Solid, Zmanda, JasperSoft, Actuate, BakBone, CodeGear, Continuent, Dolphin Interconnect Solutions, Google, InfoBright, NitroSecurity, Innobase, Pentaho, Port25, Rackspace, Talend, The Pythian Group, Ticketmaster, Unisys, Alfresco, BitRock, DataDirect, DigitalGuru, FiveRuns, Four J's, FSMLabs, HP, Hyperic, Logicworks, Navicat, Optaros, R1Soft, RippleTech, SugarCRM, Sun Microsystems, and WebYog.

Program Chairs

Colin CharlesColin Charles
Colin Charles works at Monty Program Ab, on MariaDB, and Open Ocean Investments on Web of Trust, and MoSync. He lives in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and had worked at MySQL since 2005. Before joining MySQL, he worked actively on the Fedora and OpenOffice.org projects. He's spoken at many conferences - linux.conf.au, The MySQL Conference & Expo, foss.in, to name a few.

Brian AkerBrian Aker
Brian has spent his life working on the details of how to build and scale out systems. He is currently working on a new MicroKernel designed MySQL called Drizzle and is building the plumbing required for a new generation of large scale computer deployment. He also spends time working on Apache Modules, Memcached, and Gearman.

Unlike most engineers you will never find him in a cubicle; he spends much of his time traveling around the planet enjoying the diversity that is our world. In the past, he has been involved with projects for the Army Engineer Corps, The VirtualHospital, Splunk, MySQL, Slashdot, and was a Distinguished Engineer at Sun Microsystems. He calls Seattle his home since that is where his dog Rosalynd is.

Program Committee

Roland BoumanRoland Bouman
Roland studied Molecular Biology, but is professionally occupied as Web Application Developer, Information and Business Process Analyst, and Business Intelligence Guy. He has worked for Inter Access, MySQL AB, Sun Microsystems, and currently works for Strukton Rail.

Roland BoumanRonald Bradford
Ronald is a RDBMS industry expert with 2 decades experience using MySQL, Oracle and Ingres. He presently provides MySQL and Drizzle consulting in the US and Europe for companies requiring assistance in performance analysis & tuning, web scalability, higher availability and for database architecture and design. Ronald has presented at many MySQL events including a number of presentations for Oracle resources. More information is available at MySQL for the Oracle DBA resources.
Ronald is co author of the upcoming Wrox Press book 'Expert PHP and MySQL' For more information and blog visit www.ronaldbradford.com and on Twitter Ronald writes at @RonaldBradford and @MySQLExpert

Selena DeckelmannSelena Deckelmann
Selena works for End Point Corporation from her home in Portland, OR, where she is a PostgreSQL and Perl consultant. She is part of a volunteer group based in Portland that is reviving performance testing for PostgreSQL. The group is made up of students, professors and professionals in the area, all interested in database technology. She is User Group Liaison for the PostgreSQL Global Development Group. She currently leads PDXPUG, a PostgreSQL Users Group, and is helping start a programming group, Code-n-Splode, whose goal is to get more women involved in open source. She is also program chair of a grass-roots open source conference, Open Source Bridge. In her spare time, she collects eggs from her chickens, gardens and occasionally mixes drinks for her local Perl Mongers.

Sarah NovotnySarah Novotny
I'm a founding partner of Blue Gecko. I manage and am a senior administrator in the Open Databases / LAMP practice. We do remote administration and management of databases around the world. I additionally run the Seattle meetups for LinuxChix, MySQL, and one focused on Opensource and general geeky socializing.

Robin SchumacherRobin Schumacher
Robin is VP of Products at Calpont and has over 20 years of database experience in Teradata, MySQL, Oracle, SQL Server, Sybase, and other database engines. He is the author of three database performance books, has written many articles on data warehousing and database tuning, and previously served as the database software reviewer for Intelligent Enterprise and Data Management Review magazines. Before joining Calpont, Robin was Director of Product Management for MySQL/Sun.

Baron SchwartzBaron Schwartz
Baron is the lead author of High Performance MySQL 2nd edition, and creator of Maatkit. He blogs at Xaprb. Baron is the Director of Consulting at Percona, a firm that helps customers build high-performance applications with open-source software stacks such as LAMP.

  • EnterpriseDB
  • Amazon Web Services
  • Clustrix
  • Continuent
  • Facebook
  • HTI Consultoria e Tecnologia
  • Monty Program
  • Percona
  • Rackspace Hosting
  • Schooner Information Technology
  • SkySQL
  • Xeround

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