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About MySQL Conference & Expo

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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.

Experience MySQL Conference & Expo

  • More than 120 sessions encompassing a wide range of skill levels
  • Multiple tracks that will explore Architecture and Technology, Business and Case Studies, Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence
  • 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 2,000 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
  • MySQLCamp - The un-conference event where everyone can contribute to the content
  • 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 MySQL Conference & Expo is designed to help all participants:

  • Learn how to optimize the performance of MySQL
  • Get detailed insight into new MySQL 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 MySQL fits into Web 2.0 architecture and emerging web technologies, like the cloud
  • Migrate from proprietary databases to MySQL, including expert sessions on MySQL for the Oracle or Microsoft SQL Server DBA

At the 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 20-23, 2009 in Santa Clara, California for the biggest and best MySQL event yet!

Why Attend

Quality Time with the MySQL Development Team
Take advantage of this rare opportunity to meet face to face with a huge core group 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.

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

Past MySQL Conference & Expo 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.

MySQL Conference & Expo Kudos

"Coming back from the MySQL Conference a few months ago, one thing was very clear: The ecosystem I’d long expected to develop around MySQL has really come of age. The expo hall was packed with hardware vendors hawking their MySQL appliances, software vendors who work with MySQL, consultants, trainers, and various related Open Source projects."
Jeremy Zawodny, Craigslist

"The MySQL Conference brings together the creators of some of the industry’s most massively scaling modern online applications," said Mark Burton, Vice President Global MySQL Practice, Sun Microsystems. "This event is an annual highlight for IT managers and database architects from large corporations, telecom equipment vendors, and Web 2.0 startups who wish to harness the power of MySQL."

"The program schedule is really easy to navigate and tells you about everything there's to partake of. A quick review will show you that the quality of the nononsense presentations will be amazing. (We should thank the MySQL community team for helping ensure a high level of quality and relevance.)"
Masood Mortazavi's Blog

Program Chair

Colin CharlesColin Charles
Colin Charles is the Community Relations Manager, APAC at MySQL/The Database Group, Sun Microsystems. He lives in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (after having moved from Melbourne, Australia in April 2008) and has been with MySQL since 2005. Before joining MySQL, he worked actively on the Fedora and projects. He currently spends a lot of his time making community-based projects happily using the MySQL database. His main role is to deal with distributions shipping MySQL, but he's also coordinated the MySQL participation in the Google Summer of Code. He's spoken at many conferences -, The MySQL Conference & Expo,, to name a few.



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  • 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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