Presentations/Videos

Hackers: The Next Generation (video)

Nathan Torkington of He Hononga Software, Limited presents "fork() && exec(): Spawning the Next Generation of Hackers". It's not about sex; rather it is a good look at how to encourage children to hack. The presentation includes some neat software that will actually inspire kids to hack, as well as what to avoid.

Stream the video online at http://technocation.org/node/585/play or download the 225 Mb file at http://technocation.org/node/585/download.

Video of Dave Recordon Presenting Supporting the Open Web at OSCon 2008

David Recordon shows us how to support the open web in this keynote speech at OSCon 2008. Stream directly online at http://technocation.org/node/584/play or download the 179 Mb .wmv file at http://technocation.org/node/584/play/download.

Exceptional Software Explained: Embrace Error - Video

Exceptional Software Explained: Embrace Error, by Robert "r0ml" Lefkowitz of Asurion. One of the contenders for "best open source comedian", r0ml delivers a humorous look at the past and future of software development models. This keynote was delivered at OSCon 2008 on Tuesday evening.

Play this 20 minute video directly in your browser at http://technocation.org/node/577/play or download the 286 Mb file directly at http://technocation.org/node/577/download.

Why Drizzle? (video)

Brian Aker gives the "zinger" lightning talk about the newly announced "Drizzle". This short (under 8 minutes) video captures Aker's highlights of why he started the Drizzle project and how Drizzle is different from MySQL -- both in what has been removed from MySQL and what features Drizzle can accomodate.

Play the video directly in your browser at http://technocation.org/node/576/play or download the 116 Mb file at http://technocation.org/node/576/download.

How Much Does a Damian Conway?

The last keynote of Tuesday evening at OSCon 2008 was entitled "Temporally Quaquaversal Virtual Nanomachine Programming In Multiple Topologically Connected Quantum-Relativistic Parallel Timespaces...Made Easy!"

Damian Conway is a speaker that should not be missed. He spends his time hacking perl to do fascinating and obscure feats of technology such as time travel. This video is just over an hour of rolling laughter that will entertain you into realizing what a genius Damian Conway is.

Now, most of my exposure is within the MySQL Community, so if folks could pass the links to the video along to other communities, that would be great.

Backups: A Video Presentation By Keith Murphy From the June 2008 Boston MySQL User Group

The Boston MySQL User Group was lucky enough to get Keith Murphy to speak at the June User Group meeting, about backups.

Links referred to in the presentation:

MyLVMBackup by Lenz Grimmer
http://lenz.homelinux.org/mylvmbackup/

InnoDB Hot Backup:
Prices are at:
http://www.innodb.com/hot-backup/order/
and at the time of this writing are:
1-Year License € 390 USD$ 605 per server
Perpetual License € 990 USD$ 1540 per server

Radically Simple Backup & Recovery for Live MySQL

At the 2008 MySQL Conference and Expo, Chander Kant of Zmanda delivered a keynote on "Radically Simple Backup & Recovery for Live MySQL". Get the slides on the Forge at http://forge.mysql.com/wiki/MySQLConf2008ThursdayNotes#Radically_Simple_Backup_.26_Recovery_for_Live_MySQL

Video: A Match Made in Heaven? The Social Graph and the Database

At the 2008 MySQL Conference and Expo, Jeff Rothschild of Facebook.com delivered a keynote entitled "A Match Made in Heaven? The Social Graph and the Database". See people's blog posts on the Forge at http://forge.mysql.com/wiki/MySQLConf2008ThursdayNotes#A_Match_Made_in_Heaven.3F_The_Social_Graph_and_the_Database

The Science and Fiction of Petascale Analytics

At the 2008 MySQL Conference and Expo, the closing keynote was Jacek Becla speaking on "The Science and Fiction of Petascale Analysis". See the slides on the Forge at http://forge.mysql.com/wiki/MySQLConf2008ThursdayNotes#The_Science_and_Fiction_of_Petascale_Analytics

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