Sarah Novotny

Sarah Novotny

I am the VP of MySQL and LAMP Practice and a founder of Blue Gecko which does remote administration and management of databases around the world including MySQL, Oracle, Oracle E-Business Suite, Microsoft SQL Server and PostgreSQL.

My focus has been MySQL database administration since MySQL was in version 3.23.

I am additionally the Program Chair of OSCON (and the brand new OSCON Data) and the Chair of the IOUG's MySQL Council.

My technology writing and adventures can be found at http://bluegecko.net/community/blog/ and my more esoteric musings at http://sarahnovotny.com. For twittery things, check out http://twitter.com/sarahnovotny. To connect with me on linked in wander over to http://linkedin.com/in/sarahnovotny.

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Nominations open for the O'Reilly Open Source Awards 2012

May 31 2012

OSCON's annual Open Source Awards recognize individual contributors who have demonstrated exceptional leadership, creativity, and collaboration in the development of open source software. Nominations are open until July 1. read more

Open minds and open source community

August 08 2011

The c-chair of OSCON reflects on the big ideas that I was hearing from the conference, as the open source community continues on its journey "from disruption to default". read more

Late breaking OSCON changes

July 25 2011

OSCON's chairs pass along late-breaking sessions and talk about Monday night's Ignite. read more

What's happening at OSCON Java ?

July 24 2011

OSCON's co-chairs preview sessions in the OSCON Java conference and they dig into the discussion generated by Edd Dumbill's "Seven reasons to use Java again" post. read more

Who are the OSCON data geeks?

July 13 2011

OSCON's co-chairs discuss sessions in the OSCON Data conference and the people who might be interested in the associated topics. read more

Make your nomination for the OSCON Data Innovation Award

July 12 2011

The OSCON Data Innovation Award will honor a person, project or company that's made a significant contribution to the data management field. Nominations are due by July 18. read more

Why data and Java deserved OSCON sub-conferences

June 10 2011

In this inaugural OSCON 2011 sneak peek podcast, Edd Dumbill and I talk about the history and evolution of OSCON (now in it's 13th year) and our reasons for moving data and Java into their own sub-conferences. read more

Nominations open for the O'Reilly Open Source Awards 2011

June 06 2011

The annual Open Source Awards recognize individual contributors who have demonstrated exceptional leadership, creativity, and collaboration in the development of open source software. read more

Inviting participation in OSCON Data

March 02 2011

This year, data comes of age at OSCON. We're announcing a new conference on data tools and infrastructure, to be co-located with OSCON in July 2011. read more

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Webcast: OSCON 2011: Take-aways, Trends, and Highlights
August 11, 2011
In this event wrap-up, OSCON co-chairs Edd Dumbill, Sarah Novotny, and Laurel Ruma will identify and discuss the trends and announcements that emerged from the event and how these will impact the tech world in the year to come.