MySQL Conference and Expo

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p. Spring is in the air and that can only mean one thing. The MySQL Conference and Expo can’t be far away. As a matter of fact, this annual spring rite is right around the corner.

p. “This year’s event”:http://mysqlconf.com/ takes place from April 23rd – April 26th in Santa Clara, CA. This year’s line up looks better than ever. In amongst all the database names and “Internet Luminaries”:http://mysqlconf.com/cs/mysqluc2007/view/e_spkr/146, you’ll find a few names that PHP people will recognize.

*(disc) “George Schlossnagle”:http://mysqlconf.com/cs/mysqluc2007/view/e_spkr/1750
* “Andi Gutmans”:http://mysqlconf.com/cs/mysqluc2007/view/e_spkr/368
* “Rasmus Lerdorf”:http://mysqlconf.com/cs/mysqluc2007/view/e_spkr/106
* “Zak Greant”:http://mysqlconf.com/cs/mysqluc2007/view/e_spkr/1253
* “Bill Karwin”:http://mysqlconf.com/cs/mysqluc2007/view/e_spkr/2773
* “Damien Seguy”:http://mysqlconf.com/cs/mysqluc2007/view/e_spkr/3140
* “Lukas Kahwe Smith”:http://mysqlconf.com/cs/mysqluc2007/view/e_spkr/3108
* “Laura Thomson”:http://mysqlconf.com/cs/mysqluc2007/view/e_spkr/697
* “Eli White”:http://mysqlconf.com/cs/mysqluc2007/view/e_spkr/3155

“I’ll even be there”:http://mysqlconf.com/cs/mysqluc2007/view/e_spkr/3417, Fedora in hand, participating in a panel discussion.

Of course The ever present, always jovial, “Jay Pipes”:http://mysqlconf.com/cs/mysqluc2007/view/e_spkr/2525 will be there as well.

p. That’s a good lineup for any PHP conference. Considering that this is a MySQL conference, it means it is going to be packed full of good sessions. (Don’t you hate conferences with so many good sessions that you always end up missing something you wanted to see?)

p. At $1,495 for the full conference and tutorials, it’s a great bang for your buck. However, my friend Jay has asked me to extend a special offer to a few thousand of my closest friends. If you drop him an email at jay [at] mysql [dot] com he will give you a discount code worth 20% off the registration fee. That’s just a deal too good to be true.

p. For more information check out “this blog”:http://blogs.zend.com/2007/03/25/survey-40-of-developers-use-mysql/, visit their “main conference page”:http://www.mysqlconf.com/ or to register, “click here”:http://www.mysqlconf.com/pub/w/54/register.html.

About Cal Evans

Many moons ago, at the tender age of 14, Cal touched his first computer. (We're using the term "computer" loosely here, it was a TRS-80 Model 1) Since then his life has never been the same. He graduated from TRS-80s to Commodores and eventually to IBM PCs.   For the past 10 years, Cal has worked with PHP and MySQL on Linux OSX, and when necessary, Windows. He has built on a variety of projects ranging in size from simple web pages to multi-million dollar web applications. When not banging his head on his monitor, attempting a blood sacrifice to get a particular piece of code working, he enjoys building and managing development teams using his widely imitated but never patented management style of "management by wandering around". Cal is happily married to wife 1.33, the lovely and talented Kathy. Together they have 2 kids who were both bright enough not to pursue a career in IT. Cal blogs at http://blog.calevans.com and is the founder and host of Nomad PHP