MySQL Conference & Expo 2011 BoF Sessions

See the list of already confirmed BoFs

What is a BoF?

Birds of a Feather (BoF) sessions provide face to face exposure to those interested in the same projects and concepts. BoFs can be organized for individual projects or broader topics (best practices, open data, standards). BoFs are entirely up to you. We post your topic online and onsite and provide the space and time. You provide the engaging topic.

BoFs at MySQL will happen on the following evenings:

  • Tuesday, April 12, 2011
  • Wednesday, April 13, 2011

How do I lead a BoF?

Sign up online in advance or check the BoF schedule board onsite at the Santa Clara Convention Center and sign up in any open slot. If you sign up online in advance, you will receive an email confirming the time of your BoF as soon as it is approved.

Please note that audio/visual equipment, including projection equipment, will not be available for BoF sessions. If you require any audio/visual equipment, you may request services from Good Company Communications by completing the Audio Visual Order form (PDF) and sending the form to Good Company Communications.

How do I participate in a BoF?

If you would like to join the discussion in one of the BoFs, there is no need to formally sign up. You can check the list of pre-scheduled BoFs online (when the event gets closer), or check the BoF schedule board onsite at the Santa Clara Convention Center for topics and locations.

Moderating a BoF is open to attendees and speakers at the event. You must be registered to conduct a BoF. The moderator is not a speaker in the main program.

Scheduled Bofs

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Location: Ballroom C
Moderated by: Baron Schwartz
Transactional databases almost always use checkpointing, and checkpointing is really, really hard to do well. From Postgres to InnoDB to PBXT, the dreaded "checkpoint spike" has caused or continues to cause server stalls. Come learn how different databases do checkpoints and how to tune yours properly. Read more.
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Location: Ballroom B
Moderated by: Selena Deckelmann
Many PostgreSQL developers and community members will be at the conference this year. Come to hear about the latest in 9.1 development, talk directly to developers and users of PostgreSQL. Read more.
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Location: Ballroom A
Moderated by: Henrik Ingo
CSince 2008 Johan Andersson has been publishing tools to help people test and deploy into production MySQL Cluster. Severalnines.com configurator, sandbox and cmon have been of help to thousands of MySQL Cluster users already. Come see what the new version, Severalnines ClusterControl has to offer. Read more.
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Location: Ballroom D
Moderated by: Rich Kelm
Sphinx Search 2.0: this BOF will speak to the new features in the forthcoming 2.0 release of Sphinx along with an overview of our Roadmap. Also we would like to hear from the community and see where you would like us to take Sphinx in the future. Read more.
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Location: Ballroom E
Moderated by: Peter Zaitsev
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 1 rating)
Xtrabackup is an Open Source Hot Backup program for Innodb and XtraDB storage engine which works with MySQL, MariaDB, Drizzle and Percona Server. This session is to share your experiences using this project as well as discuss what features you would like to see in the future versions. Read more.
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Location: Ballroom A
Moderated by: Henrik Ingo
Xtrabackup Manager is a new tool for scheduling your MySQL backups. It uses Xtrabackup from Percona as the backup tool - in the future we will support also other tools like mysqldump. This is a new project, rough around the edges and incomplete user interface, but it can already take a backup. If you are interested in working on the code with us, even better! Read more.
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Location: Ballroom C
Moderated by: Paddy Sreenivasan
Discussion of MySQL backup and recovery methods and practices in various organizations. Read more.
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Location: Ballroom B
Moderated by: Gary Orenstein
Share, explore, and discover the performance potential of MySQL and flash memory! Read more.
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Location: Ballroom D
Moderated by: Erin O'Neill and Mike Tougeron
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 1 rating)
Mike Tougeron and Erin O'Neill co-wrangle the San Francisco MySQL Meetup taking it from an average of 10 attendees to 65. They'll lay out the 4 main keys to making their meetup a success. Read more.
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Location: Ballroom E
Moderated by: Mat Keep
Join Lars Thalmann, Development Director of MySQL Replication and Mat Keep, MySQL product manager for a discussion of the replication enhancements delivered as part of the MySQL 5.6.2 Development Milestone Release This will be an interactive session with the opportunity to discuss your own replication requirements, providing feedback and input directly to the engineering team Read more.
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Location: Ballroom B
Moderated by: Jakub Vrána
NotORM for databases is like SimpleXML for XML. It is so fast that it often performs better than native queries. Read more.
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Location: Ballroom A
Moderated by: Johan Andersson
Severalnines ClusterControl tools have already proven to bring ease of use to configuring and running MySQL Cluster. Now the same experience is available for MySQL Replication deployments: Master-master setup and as many scale-out slaves as you want, it's all there with a few clicks. Read more.
  • 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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