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NewsForge: MySQL's Annual Conference: They Came to Learn

Apr 15, 2004, 21:15 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Robin Miller)

"Approximately 650 MySQL users and supporters are spending April 14 - 16 in the conference center of the Peabody Hotel, with so much of their time occupied by MySQL training sessions that hardly any of them seem to be taking advantage of Orlando-area tourist attractions like Walt Disney World. These people came here to learn--and possibly to swim with dolphins Thursday evening. The dolphin outing is totally appropriate; there's a dolphin in the MySQL logo. But long discussions about how to make MySQL run better and faster are this group's main course. The dolphin swim is just dessert.

"There are banners all over the place reminding us that MySQL is 'The world's most popular open source database' and telling us that it's 'ready for the enterprise.' This last boast is not an empty one, given the nature of the crowd..."

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