I just received a confirmation that my presentation proposal for the MySQL user conference 2011 was accepted! The title for my proposal is MQL-to-SQL: a JSON-based Query Language for RDBMS Access from AJAX Applications, and it covers pretty much everything implied by the title.
As always, the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Santa Clara, California serves as the venue. The conference will be held from April 11-14. Except for the venue and period, I think this year's conference will bear few similarities to previous editions. Let me try and explain.
This year's theme is "MySQL, the ecosystem and Beyond". This means that the conference is using MySQL as an anchor for a myriad of topics which are of interest to a large majority of MySQL users. This explicitly leaves room for subjects that may not be directly related to the MySQL product proper.
So, not only products with a direct link to MySQL, such as drizzle and MariaDB are covered; NoSQL databases like CouchDB, MongoDB and Cassandra are quite well represented and the conference committee actively reached out to the PostgreSQL community to submit proposals. Traditional topics like scalability, performance and tuning remain strongly present, just like high availability, failover, and replication. As always, some of the world experts in this field will be speaking. In addition, infrastructural topics like virtualization and cloud computing are well represented (but of course, especially with regard to database management); One of the things I'm thrilled about is the presence of developer and applicattion centric topics like GIS, rapid application development, and object relational mapping.
Just take a look at the full schedule to get a taste of what this event will be offering. Personally, I think it's a great setup, and I'm happy and honored to attend!
In a series of upcoming blog posts, I plan to explain some of the subject matter regarding my own talk. But for now, I just want to tell you that I think this is going to be a great conference! I'm looking forward to attending a lot of high quality sessions, and meeting world leading experts in the MySQL and open source database ecosystem. I hope to see you there!