Don Beesing
Senior Programmer/Analyst, Alion Science and Technology

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Don Beesing is a Senior Programmer for Alion Science and Technology. He has five years experience in the fields of database administration, database programming, and web development.

Don has also co-authored a paper titled “Simulation vs. Stimulation” that was presented at the Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference (IITSEC) in December of 2008.

Don graduated from Hiram College (Hiram, OH) with a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science.


Don Beesing (Alion Science and Technology)
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Long the domain of ArcSDE, Oracle, and other proprietary database back ends, MySQL can compete as a reliable open-source database solution in the rapidly expanding world of Web Mapping Services (WMS). This presentation will demonstrate the utility and flexibility of MySQL's geo-spatial features and how these can be combined with other technologies to publish data into open WMS standards. Read more.

Co-presented By:

O'Reilly Media MySQL/Sun Microsystems
  • Kickfire
  • Virident
  • Infobright, Inc
  • JasperSoft
  • Intel
  • Advanced Micro Devices
  • BIRT Exchange by Actuate
  • Calpont
  • Canonical
  • Continuent
  • Dolphin Interconnect Solutions
  • Facebook
  • HiT Software, Inc.
  • IBM
  • iDashboards
  • Oracle
  • Pentaho
  • R1Soft
  • Schooner Information Technology
  • SQLstream
  • Ticketmaster
  • Zmanda, Inc.
  • Linux Journal

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