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From:Arjen Lentz Date:September 21 2005 7:35am
Subject:MySQL Users Conference 2006 - Call for Participation
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MySQL Users Conference 2006 - Call for Participation
Proposal Deadline: November 7, 2005

Share your knowledge and experience of employing MySQL in the real
world. The Call for Participation is now open, and you're invited to
submit a proposal to speak at the next MySQL Users Conference, April
24-27, 2006, in Santa Clara, California. 

To submit a proposal, go to:

Building upon the great success of the 2005 MySQL Users Conference,
MySQL AB is once again teaming up with O'Reilly Media, to co-present
next year's event. Bringing together MySQL developers, partners and
other users, the 2006 MySQL Users Conference will feature a wide range
of tutorials and sessions, giving attendees new views of the MySQL
Universe -- everything from an overview of the latest business and
product developments -- to an in-depth look at scaling, optimization and
MySQL's inner-workings.

Next year, we will enlarge our exhibition hall to showcase the latest
MySQL-related technologies by vendors and open source projects. We're
also planning some special evening events for attendees and speakers.

Call for Participation Details

The MySQL Users Conference brings over 1,000 open source and database
enthusiasts together as a celebration of the huge MySQL ecosystem. The
theme for the 2006 conference is "Discover. Connect. Succeed. Scale Your
Business with MySQL". The conference mirrors the product's wide-ranging
appeal and capabilities, encouraging community members to help create
the best database software, gain knowledge, develop tools, and build
applications that help grow businesses and nurture individual skills.

Proposals should focus on helping attendees:

 - Harness the full power of MySQL, including best practices
 - Learn and use the features in MySQL version 5.0 and beyond
 - Learn how to better administer MySQL
 - Learn from experts who use MySQL in various real-world application
 - Migrate from proprietary databases to MySQL
 - Employ scale out through Replication, Clustering and other tools
   and techniques
 - Learn more about the many excellent MySQL community projects

Topics include:

 - Database Administration (DBA) and Security
 - Architecture and Technology
 - Business and Case Studies
 - Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence
 - LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP/Perl/Python)
 - Java
 - .NET/Mono
 - MaxDB
 - Migration
 - Performance Tuning and Benchmarks
 - Cluster, Replication and other Scale-out/High Availability solutions
 - Embedded MySQL: libmysqld and embedded OS environments
 - Community Projects that use MySQL

There is also a General Topic for other topics and sessions that don't
necessarily fit into the topics above. When preparing a proposal, please
also consider the audience you wish to target: developer, DBA, business
manager; and the knowledge level -- from high-level overviews to deep

A quickpoll was held on the MySQL Developer Zone, asking people which
topics they are most interested in:

Proposals will be considered in two types: 45-minute session
presentations and 3-hour pre-conference tutorials.

Important Dates:

 - The submission deadline for all proposals is midnight (PST)
   November 7, 2005
 - Speakers will be notified by November 30, 2005
 - Final session details, speaker bios, and tutorial materials are
   due by March 13, 2006
 - General registration will open in December 2005
 - The MySQL Users Conference 2006 dates are April 24 - 27, 2006

For complete conference details, including the Call for Participation,

To submit a proposal, go to:

To stay abreast of conference news and to receive email notification
when registration opens, please sign up at:

For information on exhibition and sponsorship opportunities at the
conference, contact Andrew Calvo at (707) 827-7176, or
acalvo@stripped .

For more information about the previous MySQL Users Conferences, go to

For more information about O'Reilly conferences, visit: .

Arjen Lentz, Community Relations Manager

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MySQL Users Conference 2006 - Call for ParticipationArjen Lentz21 Sep