The main content this week is previewing Oracle OpenWorld's MySQL sessions.
Call for papers for Percona Live: MySQL Conference & Expo 2012 is open! The call will close on Monday, December 5th. To submit a paper, first register as a speaker at http://www.percona.com/live/mysql-conference-2012/user/register and then go to My Account -> Submit Proposal.
CouchConf NYC is happening on Monday, October 24th in New York City. CouchConf is a one-day conference focused on Couch NoSQL database technology for web and mobile applications. There will be numerous technology sessions presented by leaders of the Apache CouchDB project and other Couch experts.
And of course we had to talk about the new commercial extensions for MySQL.
HTML session matrix - http://technocation.org/files/doc/2011_OOW_MySQL_Content.html
PDF session matrix - http://technocation.org/files/doc/2011_OOW_MySQL_Content.pdf
There are 15 sessions on Sunday (+1 SIG = special interest group = Unstructured Data with Multimedia on Oracle, MySQL or nosql). A discover pass is for Sunday only - $75 only until Sept 30th, $125 after that or on-site. Register at http://www.oracle.com/openworld/register/packages/index.html.
Monday - 8 sessions including the Keynote "State of the Dolphin" by Tomas Ulin, VP of MySQL Development at Oracle.
Tuesday - 8 sessions including a hands-on lab about MySQL workbench, and at night is the MySQL reception
Thu - 6 sessions
MySQL 5.5 improvements to background I/O threads - http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.5/en/innodb-io-changes.html
We will both be at Oracle Open World 2011 from Sunday October 2nd through Thursday, October 6th. We will be speaking and staffing the MySQL Community booth. There are links to a PDF and HTML version of MySQL sessions at Oracle OpenWorld at http://bit.ly/oow11mysql
MySQL Community Reception (free, no need to be registered to Oracle OpenWorld) - Tuesday, October 4, 2011 7-9 pm at the San Francisco Marriott Marquis in room Foothill G. RSVP for the *free* MySQL Community Reception.
Sarah will be at the October Seattle MySQL User Group (http://www.meetup.com/seattlemysql/) on Monday, October 3rd from 7 - 9 pm.
Sheeri will be at the Boston MySQL User Group on Monday, October 10 at 7:00 PM where Ari Weil, Product Manager of Akiban Technologies will present: "Renormalize - Solving Performance Problems in MySQL Without Denormalization".
Sarah will be at the November Seattle MySQL User Group ( http://www.meetup.com/seattlemysql/ ) on Mon Nov 7th from 7 - 9 pm
Boston MySQL User Group on Monday, November 14th at 7:00 PM where Mike Frank of Gazzang will present "MySQL Encryption".