Ssst! I'm currenty in Stockholm, Sweden, delivering the MySQL 5.1 Cluster Certification Exam on MySQL's very own Cluster summit.
During the Cluster summit, various MySQL-ers from support, consulting, training & certification, documentation, product management and sales get the chance to interact with the developers of MySQL Cluster.
So far, we've had the chance to discuss the roadmap, the MySQL Carrier Grade edition, internals, deployment architectures, quality assurance issues, strategies for troubleshooting and many, many other things.
As always, it's a great professional opportunity to meet fellow MySQL-ers, especially if they happen to also be the greatest MySQL Cluster experts world-wide. Oh, who? How about Mikael Ronstrom, Stewart Smith, Johan Andersson or Jon Stephens?
As a MySQL certification developer, I'm seizing the moment to get all of them certified to become Certified MySQL Cluster DBA's:
Yup, that's right: we're eating our own dogfood here. Our own support engineers, trainers, consultants and even the MySQL Cluster developers themselves attain MySQL certification. MySQL Cluster is a complex product, and people that work with it professionally tend to specialize in a particular aspect. I think the certification exam is a perfect test to see whether you know all the features in MySQL cluster 5.1.
The good news is: everybody can get MySQL certified! Don't wait, sign up now!
Apart from work, it's also great fun, and I am having a truly marvellous time in the great and old capital of Sweden. Sounds good to you? Well, why don't you join us? MySQL AB is always interested in hiring great professionals. I'm Looking forward to meet you!