Speaking at the O'Reilly MySQL Conference 2011

January 3, 2011

I'm very pleased and humbled to announce that my submission to the upcoming O'Reilly MySQL Conference, April 2011, has been accepted.

I will present a 45 minute session titled openark-kit: MySQL utilities for everyday use.

In this session, I will present some of the tools in the openark kit. We'll discuss some limitations of the MySQL server, and how openark kit tools overcome those limitations and provide with solutions to common maintenance and audit problems.

This will be a technical session and will discuss various topics of the MySQL server: security, execution plans, replication, triggers and more. I do not intend to discuss all tools, nor to cover the various options. Instead, I'll present the "behind the scenes", show why the tools work, present common problems and typical use case.

This will be the first time I present at the MySQL Conference (or any conference outside Israel, for that matter). I hope to have a good session. As extra measure of safety, I'll bring along a couple basketballs; if the sun shines, we can all go outside and have a good time!

The idea to submit this talk (credit Roland Bouman) has given me the inspiration to put effort in making a new release with new and updated tools. So this talk is already a success as far as I'm concerned.

Hope to see you there!

[PS shameless plug: openark kit.]

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