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2007 MySQL Conference & Expo Adds New Speakers and Sessions

March 12, 2007

Updated Schedule Online; Early Registration Ends This Wednesday

Sebastopol, CA -- The schedule is nearly complete for the 2007 MySQL Conference & Expo, happening April 23-26 at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, California. This year's program promises to be the most exciting ever, offering more than 110 sessions and workshops for every type of user -- from experienced database administrators and programmers to MySQL beginners. Attendees who register by March 14th will save $200 off the standard fee. Other discounts are also available that may be used in conjunction with early registration for additional savings.

To register, visit http://www.mysqlconf.com.

"The technical sessions about scaling, developing, monitoring, administering, and tuning MySQL will knock the socks off anything you'll find at any other database conference," said Jay Pipes, conference chair and North American Community Relations Manager for MySQL AB. "This year's conference is worth ten times the price of admission."

Here is a sample of the high-profile sessions and speakers included in the 2007 line-up:

  • Taking Advantage of MySQL at NASA -- Will Fitch, NASA
  • MySQL: The Real Grid Database -- Mark Callaghan and Chip Turner, Google
  • Inside Falcon: MySQL's Newest Storage Engine -- Jim Starkey, MySQL AB
  • Solving Growing Pains for OpenBC/Xing.com -- Michael Otto and Erick Dennis, epublica GMBH
  • MySQL at digg.com -- Kevin Rose, digg
  • MySQL Cluster: Carrier Grade Subscriber Repository for Converging Networks -- Paavo Helenius, Nokia
  • Addressing Data Chaos: Deliver World-Class Data Warehouses -- Matt Casters, Pentaho
  • Mission Critical Flight Planning Applications at the U.S. Navy -- Tim Woolverton, U.S. Navy
  • InnoDB: Status, Architecture, and New Features -- Heikki Tuuri, Innobase Oy
  • Scaling the World's Largest Photo Blogging Community -- Farhan Mashraqi, Fotolog
  • MySQL Cluster: The Heart of a Fixed Mobile Converged EPG for IPTV -- George Kongaleth, Ericsson
  • Citizenship: Open Source Community Rewards and Responsibilities -- Bdale Garbee, Hewlett Packard
  • Federation at flickr: Doing Billions of Queries Per Day -- Dathan Pattishall, flickr.com
  • A Storage Engine for Amazon S3 -- Mark Atwood -Bleeding Edge MySQL Cluster: Upcoming Cool Things -- Stewart Smith, MySQL AB
  • The State of PHP ? Andi Gutmans, Zend Technologies, Inc.
  • Contributing to MySQL as an Outsider -- Joel Seligstein, Facebook
  • MySQL as Active RDBMS for Surveillance Applications -- Jacob Nikom, MIT/Lincoln Labs
  • Ruby on Rails and the ActiveRecord ORM -- Evan (Rabble) Henshaw-Plath, author and consultant
  • Managing MySQL the Slack Way: How Google Deploys New MySQL Servers -- Michael Still and Grant Allen, Google
  • MySQL Sandalcamp: A Relaxed Intro to MySQL -- Zak Greant, Foo Associates

In addition to the full complement of sessions and workshops, visionary keynotes will be presented by Guy Kawasaki, Eben Moglen, Marten Mickos, and others.

The MySQL Conference & Expo will also feature an expo hall, where third party vendors will showcase their latest products and services -- plus the return of the "DotOrg" pavilion for non-profit and organization exhibitors. Fun events such as the MySQL Quiz Show and an ongoing opportunity for networking will provide attendees with a unique experience that they won't soon forget. Finally, MySQL exams are being offered onsite at a significant discount. Conference participants can register to take a certification exam for only $25 -- more than an 85% discount from the regular price.

Co-produced by O'Reilly Media and MySQL AB, the 2007 MySQL Conference & Expo is the largest event of its kind. Bringing together over 2,000 MySQL developers, users, and DBAs from all over the world, the event will offer a broad look at MySQL's wide-ranging appeal and capabilities. The friendly, personal atmosphere encourages users to share information on creating custom database applications, tools, and software plus expert instruction, hands-on tutorials, and real-world business advice.

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