OurSQL Episode 88: MySQL Founders

This week we listen to MySQL founders David Axmark and Michael "Monty" Widenius talk about all sorts of topics, from the MySQL ecosystem to "Crazy Monty", an open source restaurant. David and Monty don't always agree, so this panel is enlightening and also funny.

News/Events/Feedback
MariaDB 5.5 features - 5.5 is now GA!

IOUG podcast about MySQL Connect and the new Development Milestone Release (DMR) of MySQL 5.6.

MySQL Connect Conference is Saturday September 29th and Sunday September 30th. Call for papers closes Sunday, May 6th, so submit your proposal to MySQL Connect today!

Register for the MySQL Innovation Day June 5th, in Redwood Shores, California. MySQL Innovation Day Schedule

Southeast LinuxFext and OpenSQLCamp is Friday, June 8th through Sunday June 10th in Charlotte, North Carolina.

The 1st Latin American Conference about MySQL, NoSQL and Cloud technologies will be held in Buenos Aires from Wednesday, June 27th through Friday, June 29th at the Puerto Madero Hilton Hotel.

Percona Live: New York City 2012 will be held from Monday, Oct 1st through Tuesday Oct 2nd. The call for papers is open, I do not yet see a deadline for when proposals are due.

MySQL Connect will be held in San Francisco on Saturday September 29th and Sunday September 30th, with a Saturday night reception. This is a technical conference about MySQL, bringing together MySQL engineers at Oracle and the MySQL Community, and will include sessions about the latest MySQL features and the MySQL feature roadmaps.

Free Oracle seminars
There are free in-person oracle seminars on:
- MySQL Enterprise at Oracle in Düsseldorf, Germany on Tuesday, May 8th.
- High Availability Solutions for MySQL in Helsinki, Finland on Thursday, May 10th, München, Germany on Wednesday, May 23rd and Baden-Dättwil, Switzerland (near Zurich) on Thursday, May 24th
- Scaling MySQL in Berlin, Germany on Tuesday, May 22nd

SkySQL Trainings
Percona Trainings

MySQL Founders
The day after the Percona Live: MySQL Conference and Expo, there were several free talks organized by different groups. The SkySQL and MariaDB Solutions Day for MySQL started with a panel moderated by Kaj Arnö of SkySQL asking questions to the founders of MySQL: Michael Widenius, also known as "Monty", and David Axmark. David and Monty don't always agree, so this panel is enlightening and also funny. Kaj asks serious questions about the MySQL ecosystem and ends up asking about "Crazy Monty", the open source restaurant that is Monty's next project.

Ear Candy
When wait_timeout is not wait_timeout - note that this is the documented way that wait_timeout works.

At the Movies
Gerry: This week in at the movies, we present a keynote from this year's MySQL Conference & Expo called "Making LAMP a Cloud", by Mårten Mickos, former CEO of MySQL and current CEO of Eucalyptus Cloud solutions.

Sheeri will be at the Boston MySQL User Group meeting on Monday May 7th from 7 - 9 pm. Sandro Frattura of Online Buddies will discuss how to use Pentaho for business intelligence and data analysis.

Gerry will be at the Seattle MySQL User Group on Monday MAY 7th from 7 - 9 pm. No topic has been set yet.

Sheeri will be speaking about MySQL Security at the Professional IT Community Conference, Friday May 11 - Saturday May 12 in New Brunswick, NJ

Sheeri will be speaking about MySQL Security at the Central Virginia MySQL Meetup on Wednesday, May 16th.

Sheeri will be speaking at the OUG Harmony Conference in Finland about MySQL security and “Optimizing MySQL JOINs and Subqueries” on Wed May 30 2012.

Sheeri and Gerry will both be speaking at the The 1st Latin American MySQL, MariaDB, NoSQL and Cloud Computing Conference in Buenos Aires, Argentina from Tuesday, June 26 through Thursday, June 28th.

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