In a little over a week, I’ll be heading to Santa Clara, CA, for the MySQL Conference and Expo. I figure if part of my business depends on MySQL, I should gain more knowledge about it and who best to learn from than the people who built it?
The conference is April 23rd – 26th. I paid the extra cost to attend the tutorials day on the 23rd. I’ll be attending the following tutorials:
I’m extremely interested in MySQL’s scaling capabilities. When I first learned of MySQL’s clustering architecture, I was immediately intrigued and thought it was the a great way to go. After talking to Jay Pipes, MySQL’s community relations manager and author of Pro MySQL, I learned that clustering isn’t necessarily the best way to go for web applications. Instead replication is supposedly is a better alternative.
As for the sessions, I’m still trying to make up my mind. I would like to attend sessions covering basic IT stuff such as backups, but also attend programming sessions such as performance tuning.
Also, for those of you who are in the Minneapolis, MN, area, I’ll be presenting what I learned at the conference at the Minnesota MySQL User Group in May. There isn’t a date set, but I should know by early next week.