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About the MySQL Conference & Expo

The 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.

The 2008 MySQL Conference & Expo will feature:

  • More than 100 sessions encompassing a wide range of skill levels
  • 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.
  • Over 1,600 MySQL developers, gurus, experts, and users under one roof
  • An Expo Hall featuring dozens of the latest tools and products from third party vendors
  • The opportunity to become MySQL Certified
  • 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

Why Attend

Quality Time with the MySQL Development Team
Take advantage of this rare opportunity to meet face to face with a huge cadre of engineers who are in the process of developing MySQL. Share ideas and get your toughest questions answered from MySQL experts. 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 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.

Simply the Best Hands-On Learning You Will Find on MySQL
The quality of the sessions and tutorials at the 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

Previous MySQL Conferences brought together representatives from companies and organizations like: 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 Conferences 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, Sun, 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.

MySQL Conference & Expo Endorsements

"We have been a sponsor of every MySQL Conference, since the very first annual MySQL Users Conference in San Jose in 2003. We are excited to be part of the MySQL Conference & Expo once again in 2008. Our participation is of significance in projecting our plans for the global MySQL ecosystem as well as highlighting our innovative solutions and support programs."
Eero Teerikorpi, CEO at Continuent


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2008 Program Chair/Committee

Program Chair

Jay PipesJay Pipes
Jay is the North American Community Relations Manager at MySQL. Author of "Pro MySQL" (Apress, 2005), Jay has also written articles for Linux Magazine and regularly assists software developers in identifying how to make the most effective use of MySQL. He has given sessions on performance tuning at the MySQL Users Conference, RedHat Summit, NY PHP Conference, OSCON and Ohio LinuxFest, among others.In his abundant free time, when not being pestered by his two needy cats and two noisy dogs, he daydreams in PHP code and ponders the ramifications of __clone().

  • Kickfire
  • Zmanda, Inc.
  • Continuent
  • EDS
  • JasperSoft
  • Sun Microsystems
  • Symantec Anti-Virus Software
  • XAware
  • Data Direct Technologies
  • Dolphin Interconnect Solutions
  • Hewlett Packard
  • Infobright, Inc
  • Linagora
  • Microsoft
  • OpSource
  • Oracle
  • Pentaho
  • R1Soft
  • Red Hat
  • Ticketmaster
  • TechRepublic

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