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MySQL Newsletter: Special MySQL Conference & Expo 2009 Issue
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MySQL Newsletter: Special MySQL Conference & Expo 2009 Issue

This is a special Newsletter edition, featuring all the highlights from the MySQL Conference & Expo 2009, April 20-23, 2009 in Santa Clara, California.

In this issue

- Early Registration Ends Soon - Don't Miss Out on the $200 Savings
- 15 In-Depth Half Day Tutorials
- 17 Conference Tracks - New ISV/OEM Track!
- 120+ Technical Sessions
- MySQL Expert Speakers
- Birds of a Feather
- MySQL Camp
- Get Certified at the Conference
- Exhibitors and Sponsors
- Promote MySQL Conference & Expo

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Early Registration Ends Soon - Don't Miss Out on the $200 Savings

The MySQL Conference & Expo brings over 2,000 open source and database gurus together in an open forum. With an over-arching theme of "Innovation Everywhere" the conference promises to gather all this innovation, all these innovators, into one place for four days. At the upcoming conference, you will:

- Learn all about MySQL 5.1, now GA
- Develop skills for scale-out using Java, PHP, Python, Perl, Ruby and .NET
- Learn how to tune and optimize MySQL for high performance
- Delve into new techniques around Stored Procedures, Partitioning, HA Clustering, Triggers, and Views
- Discover best practices for using MySQL in a range of architectures including Web, High Availability, Enterprise Data Warehouse, Embedded Applications, and more

Register Now and Save $200:
  https://en.oreilly.com/mysql2009/public/register


15 In-Depth Half Day Tutorials

Take advantage of this rare opportunity to get hands-on knowledge from MySQL experts on numerous topics. Tutorials are half day presentations that give you the opportunity to learn a topic in-depth, in a collaborative environment.

*MySQL Benchmarking and Monitoring tools*
  Tom Hanlon, MySQL Senior Instructor, Sun Microsystems

*Replication Tutorial*
  Mats Kindahl, MySQL Replication Lead Developer, Sun Microsystems
  Lars Thalmann, MySQL Replication and Backup Technical Lead, Sun Microsystems

*Scale Up, Scale Out, and High Availability: Solutions and Combinations*
  MC Brown, MySQL Technical Writer, Sun Microsystems

*MySQL Cluster Tutorial*
  Stewart Smith, Senior Software Engineer, Sun Microsystems

*Introduction to Data Modeling with MySQL Workbench*
  Michael G. Zinner, MySQL Developer Tools Team Lead, Sun Microsystems
  Max Mether, MySQL European Trainer, Sun Microsystems

*Partitioning in MySQL 5.1*
  Giuseppe Maxia, MySQL Community Team Lead, Sun Microsystems
  Sarah Sproehnle, MySQL Senior Instructor, Sun Microsystems

View a complete list of the tutorials:
  http://en.oreilly.com/mysql2009/public/schedule/stype/Tutorial


17 Conference Tracks - New ISV/OEM Track!

We're planning four days packed with insight, inspiration, and information that you can put to use immediately. More than 120 sessions and in-depth tutorials cover a wide range of skill levels, including the new ISV/OEM track designed specifically for ISVs. Track highlights include:

- Performance Tuning and Benchmarks
- PHP and MySQL
- Replication and Scale-Out
- ISV/OEM
- MySQL Cluster and High Availability
- Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence
- Storage Engine Development and Optimization

View a complete list of the tracks:
  http://en.oreilly.com/mysql2009/


120+ Technical Sessions

We will have over 120+ hands-on Tutorials and Sessions covering Security, Replication, Performance Tuning, High Availability, and Scalability. The Sessions will be run by MySQL developers and MySQL experts who know the product inside and out, and have real world experience implementing MySQL Projects. Here are some session highlights:

*High Availability and Scalability Patches from Google*
  Ben Handy, Google
  Justin Tolmer, Google

*Clickability: Scaling SaaS with MySQL and Memcached*
  Jeff Freund, CTO & Founder, Clickability

*Optimizing MySQL Performance with ZFS*
  Allan Packer, Performance Technologies Engineering Group, Sun Microsystems
  Neelakanth Nadgir, Performance & Availability Engineering Group, Sun Microsystems

*Replication Tricks & Tips*
  Mats Kindahl, MySQL Replication Lead Developer, Sun Microsystems
  Lars Thalmann, MySQL Replication and Backup Technical Lead, Sun Microsystems

*MySQL Embedded - Getting Started with libmysqld*
  Anders Karlsson, MySQL Sales Engineer, Sun Microsystems

*MySQL Cluster 6.4 - New Features*
  Johan Andersson, MySQL Cluster Engineering Manager, Sun Microsystems

View the current list of sessions:
  http://en.oreilly.com/mysql2009/public/schedule/full


MySQL Expert Speakers

MySQL Conference Speakers include both the engineers who build MySQL and leading experts who are implementing MySQL in real-world environments. Come join the following MySQL Experts:

- Jeremy Zawodny, craigslist.org
- Gregory Haase, Bill Me Later, Inc., an eBay company
- Brian Aker, Sun Microsystems
- Sheeri K. Cabral, The Pythian Group
- Frank Mashraqi, NetEdge
- Roland Bouman, Strukton Rail
- Phil Hildebrand, thePlatform, a Comcast subsidiary
- Antony Curtis, Google Inc
- Ryan Thiessen, Database Lead, Big Fish Games
- Boris Burtin, Zimbra Inc., an Yahoo! company
- Thorsten von Eicken, Founder and CTO, RightScale, Inc.
- Michael McFadden, Sr. Software Architect, Sciencelogic.com
- Moshe Shadmon, Founder and CTO, ScaleDB
- Domas Mituzas, Senior Support Engineer, Sun Microsystems

View the current list of speakers:
  http://en.oreilly.com/mysql2009/public/schedule/speakers


Birds of a Feather

Birds of a Feather (BoF) sessions provide face to face exposure to those interested in the same projects and concepts. BoFs can be organized for individual projects or broader topics (best practices, replication, high-availability, standards). BoFs are entirely up to you. We post your topic online and onsite and provide the space and time. You provide the engaging topic.

Submit a BoF Proposal:
  https://en.oreilly.com/mysql2009/user/account/login/proposer

Learn More about BoFs:
  http://en.oreilly.com/mysql2009/public/cfp/56


MySQL Camp

New to the 2009 program will be MySQL Camp, a place for hacking code and exchanging technology within the larger event.

Learn more about MySQL Camp:
  http://blogs.sun.com/datacharmer/entry/mysql_users_conference_with_embedded


Get Certified at the Conference

Certification Exams are being offered at special discounted price of $25 ($175 value). Space is limited, pre-register to guarantee your seat at the conference.

Sign Up Now:
  http://en.oreilly.com/mysql2009/public/content/get-certified


Exhibitors and Sponsors

The MySQL Conference also features an Expo Hall where you will have the chance to meet with many leading innovators who drive change in the open source market. The Expo Hall will give you plenty of opportunities to spend time with MySQL partners to learn more about the latest products that help you get the most out of your MySQL environment. 2009 Exhibitors and Sponsors include:

- Infobright, Inc
- JasperSoft
- Kickfire
- Continuent
- Pentaho
- ScaleDB

View the Current List of Exhibitors and Sponsors:
  http://en.oreilly.com/mysql2009/public/content/exhibitors


Promote MySQL Conference & Expo

Are you attending the MySQL Conference? Adding a MySQL Conference & Expo banner to your site is easy! Simply copy the HTML snippet associated with the banner of your choice and paste it into your web page.

Can't join us this year? It's still cool to help spread the word.

Add a MySQL Conference & Expo banner to your site:
  http://en.oreilly.com/mysql2009/public/content/promote


We look forward to see you at the MySQL Conference!

The MySQL Team

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