January 22, 2012

FOSDEM MySQL and Friends Devroom 2012 Changes

As many of you know, the schedule had been set for FOSDEM. Giuseppe had posted the full scehdule here: http://datacharmer.blogspot.com/2012/01/mysql-and-friends-schedule-at-fosdem.html However, I refreshed the FOSDEM list (provided at fosdem.org) and noticed some changes to the schedule late last week. http://fosdem.org/2012/schedule/track/mysql_and_friends_devroom Specifically, I noticed new talks by Oli Sennhauser ("New Features in MySQL 5.6"), Alexey Yurchenko ("Galera 2.0"), Steve Hardy ("Optimizing your innodb buffer pool usage"), Liz van Dijk ("Virtualized Databases"), and Stéphane Combaudon ("Practical indexing guidelines"). (And all of the previous folks (Ralf Gebhardt, Stéphane Varoqui, Ivan Zoratti, Sergey Petrunya, Vladimir Fedorkov, Giuseppe Maxia, Mark Riddoch, Kenny Gryp, and Frédéric Descamps) still have talks too.) So an already very impressive lineup has been improved even more! Kudos! :)

About Chris Calender

Chris Calender is a Technical Support Manager with MariaDB. Prior to joining SkySQL (which later merged with MariaDB) he was a Principal Support Engineer at MySQL/Sun/Oracle, as well as Support Manager of Americas East. Before that, he worked as a MySQL DBA and developer for numerous Fortune 500 Companies, including Clear Channel, Western & Southern, and Cincinnati Bell. Chris has both Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Computer Science, from Miami University and the University of Cincinnati, respectively. He has been using MySQL since 3.23 days. Having deployed well into the tens of thousands of database servers, he is an expert at deployment, managing such instances, server tuning and query tuning. In the past, he devised a revolutionary technique for recovering corrupted, and what was then unrecoverable data, thus saving some companies completely, as well as setting himself apart in the MySQL/MariaDB ecosystem as such as expert. He has also been very willing to share his knowledge as he has been one of the most prolific bloggers in the MySQL Ecosystem (see planet.mysql.com), ranking on the "Top 20 Authors" list for much of the past 10 years, and even holding the #1 spot numerous times.

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