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Scale to New Heights at the 2007 MySQL Conference & Expo

Press release: February 5, 2007

Registration is Open; Guy Kawasaki, Bdale Garbee & Eben Moglen to Keynote

Sebastopol, CA -- Registration is now open for the 2007 MySQL Conference & Expo, which will take place April 23-26 at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, California. The conference is poised to offer more than 110 sessions and tutorials geared to show participants how to rapidly build innovative database applications that can scale as an enterprise grows. A strong selection of MySQL users and open source experts will share their knowledge about using MySQL to power high-volume Web 2.0 sites, critical business applications, and the next generation of packaged software.

Attendees that take advantage of early registration by March 15th can save $200 off the standard conference fee of $1195.

This year's featured speakers include:

  • Guy Kawasaki, Garage Technology Ventures
  • Eben Moglen, Free Software Foundation
  • Bdale Garbee, Hewlett Packard
  • Marten Mickos, MySQL AB
  • Matt Casters, Pentaho
  • Will Fitch, NASA
  • Jacob Nikom, MIT Lincoln Labs
  • Ask Bjorn Hansen,
  • Dathan Pattishall and John Allspaw,
  • Andi Gutmans, Zend Technologies
  • Brian Aker, MySQL AB
  • Rasmus Lerdorf, Yahoo!
  • Domas Mituzas, Wikipedia
  • Mark Callaghan, Michael Still and Grant Allen, Google
  • Kari Silfverberg, Nokia
  • Kevin Rose,
  • Guy Harrison, Quest-Laura Thomson and George Schlossnagle, OmniTI, Inc.
  • Peter Zaitsev, Percona
  • Heikki Tuuri, Innobase/Oracle
  • Mark Matthews and Reggie Burnett, MySQL AB

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

Topics include:

  • Database Performance Tuning & Benchmarks
  • Clustering, Replication, & Scale-Out
  • Data Warehousing, Reporting & BI
  • Security & Administration
  • Web 2.0, Ajax, Ruby
  • And Much More

In addition to the scheduled sessions and tutorials, the expo will showcase the latest tools and products from third party vendors—plus the return of the "DotORG" pavilion of non-profit and organization exhibitors. Fun events and the popular "hallway track" will provide attendees with plenty of networking opportunities and geeky social interaction. MySQL certification exams are also being offered onsite at a significant discount.

Get tough questions answered and formulate new ideas with the best and the brightest in the MySQL community. There's something for users of every level at this year's event. Now through March 14, participants can take advantage of early registration and save $200 off the regular conference fee.

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