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Deliver Next-Generation Applications with MySQL

Millions of organizations around the world trust MySQL to power their business-critical web, cloud, and embedded applications. Want to learn best practices to develop next-generation applications with MySQL? Joins us at MySQL Central @ OpenWorld.

Highlights

Attend MySQL Central @ OpenWorld to:

  • Learn new skills
  • Share and network with the global MySQL community
  • Hear about new MySQL features directly from Oracle
  • Get insight on product roadmaps
  • Have fun

Agenda

MySQL Central @ OpenWorld will be packed with keynotes from Oracle executives and sessions delivered by Oracle's MySQL engineers, MySQL customers, community members, and partners. It will also include tutorials, hands-on labs, birds-of-a-feather sessions, demos, social events, and informal networking. Below are some highlights to help you plan your conference—check back regularly for updates.


Monday, September 29

7:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.

Registration Open

8:30 a.m.–9:45 a.m.

Oracle OpenWorld Keynotes—Moscone North, Hall D

9:45 a.m.–6:00 p.m.

Exhibition Halls Open

10:15 a.m.–12:15 p.m.

MySQL Tutorials

11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.

Lunch

1:15 p.m.–3:15 p.m.

MySQL Tutorials

4:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.

MySQL Keynotes

Tuesday, September 30

7:30 a.m.–6:00 p.m.

Registration Open

8:30 a.m.–10:00 a.m.

Oracle OpenWorld Keynotes

Moscone North, Hall D

10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.

Exhibition Halls Open

10:45 a.m.–5:45 p.m.

Sessions and Hands-on Labs

11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.

Lunch

1:30 p.m.–3:15 p.m.

Oracle OpenWorld Keynotes

Moscone North, Hall D

6:00 p.m.–6:45 p.m.

MySQL Birds-of-a-Feather sessions

7:00 p.m.

MySQL Community Reception

Wednesday, October 1

7:30 a.m.–7:30 p.m.

Registration

8:30 a.m.–9:30 a.m.

Oracle OpenWorld Keynotes

Moscone North, Hall D

9:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.

Exhibition Halls Open

10:15 a.m.–5:30 p.m.

Sessions and Hands-on Labs

11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.

Lunch

6:30 p.m.–12:00 a.m.

Appreciation Event

Treasure Island


Thursday, October 2

8:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

Registration Open

9:30 a.m.–3:15 p.m.

Sessions and Hands-on Labs

11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.

Lunch

Speakers

You will hear directly from Oracle executives and MySQL engineers how Oracle is driving MySQL innovation. Best practices sessions by MySQL customers, community members, and partners will help you understand how to make the most of MySQL.

Featured Speakers

A Hands-On Exploration of InnoDB On-Disk Storage With innodb_Ruby

Davi Arnaut, Senior Software Engineer, LinkedIn

Jeremy Cole, Senior Systems Engineer, Google

MySQL & GIS

Alexander Rubin, Principal Consultant, Percona

MySQL 5.6 at Twitter

Calvin Sun, Senior Engineering Manager, Twitter

Inaam Rana, ‎Staff Software Engineer, Twitter

MySQL 5.7: InnoDB, What's New

Sunny Bains, Senior Engineering Manager, Oracle

NoSQL and MySQL: Dynamic Schemas

Sheeri Cabral, Database Admin/Architect, Mozilla

The MySQL SYS Schema

Mark Leith, Software Development Senior Manager, Oracle

The State of the Dolphin

Edward Screven, Chief Corporate Architect, Oracle

Tomas Ulin, Vice President of MySQL Engineering, Oracle

Network

Oracle OpenWorld provides nearly limitless opportunities to meet up with your peers, colleagues, and friends in a relaxed environment. You'll have ample time to grab a coffee or cocktail during our dedicated networking events—catch up with old friends and have the opportunity to make new ones. A big part of what makes the conference so valuable is the time you spend networking, so don't hesitate to fill your waking hours…you can sleep when you get home.


Oracle OpenWorld Welcome Reception

Sunday, 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

The conference kicks off in high gear at this year's Oracle OpenWorld Welcome Reception at Oracle Plaza @ Howard Street and the adjacent Yerba Buena Gardens.


Oracle Appreciation Event

Wednesday, 6:30 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.

Buses depart at 6:00 p.m.
Show begins at 6:30 p.m.

We invite you to extend your networking into the night—while enjoying great music, food, and drink—at this renowned annual event held on Treasure Island in San Francisco Bay.


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Content Committee

Philip Antoniades
Philip Antoniades

Philip Antoniades has more than 10 years of web and database development experience, and has been a MySQL employee since 2003. He currently heads the worldwide MySQL pre-sales consulting teams at Oracle. Antoniades lives in New York City.


Davi Arnaut
Davi Arnaut

Davi Arnaut is a member of the MySQL development team at LinkedIn. He works closely with LinkedIn's data team to add new features to MySQL, evaluate performance, and track down and fix bugs. In the past, Arnaut was a lead software engineer on the MySQL development teams at Twitter and Oracle.


Wagner Bianchi
Wagner Bianchi

Wagner Bianchi has been working with MySQL since 2001. Since that time he has been a consultant on many projects throughout Latin America, Europe, and Asia, and he has given official MySQL training classes in those regions. Having completed 10+ years working with MySQL consulting and training, Bianchi has all MySQL certifications (CMA 5.0/5.1/5.5, CMDEV, CMDBA, and CMCDBA). He is an official Oracle MySQL instructor for performance tuning, development, high availability, and database administration. Bianchi also works as an independent consultant.


Sheeri K. Cabral
Sheeri K. Cabral

Sheeri Cabral has an MS in computer science from Brandeis University, specializing in databases, and a background in systems administration. Unstoppable as a volunteer and an activist since age 14, Cabral founded and organizes the Boston, Massachusetts, USA, MySQL User Group and is the creator and co-host of OurSQLCast: The MySQL Database Community Podcast, available on iTunes. Cabral was the first MySQL Oracle ACE Director, and is the founder (and current treasurer) of Technocation, Inc., a not-for-profit organization providing resources and educational grants for IT professionals. She wrote the MySQL Administrator's Bible and has been a technical editor for high-profile O'Reilly books such as High Performance MySQL 2nd Edition and CJ Date's SQL and Relational Theory.


Edwin DeSouza

Edwin DeSouza is director of MySQL product management at Oracle. He is responsible for product strategy, roadmaps, and business models.


Todd Farmer

Before joining MySQL AB as a support engineer in 2006, Todd Farmer was a longtime MySQL user and enterprise Java developer. Farmer managed the global MySQL support organization at Oracle until moving to MySQL Engineering, where his focus is product usability, supportability, and integration.


Geir Høydalsvik
Geir Høydalsvik

Geir Høydalsvik has been working with the MySQL database team since 2008, and is currently employed by Oracle, based in Norway. He is software development director for the MySQL server team, responsible for the development and maintenance of the MySQL server. Prior to working with MySQL, Thalmann worked in the database industry for the database startup company Clustra Inc. on the Clustra database, and for Sun Microsystems on Java DB. He has a MS in computer science and a PhD in software engineering from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology.


Giuseppe Maxia
Giuseppe Maxia

Giuseppe Maxia works as QA director with Continuent, Inc. He's an active member of the MySQL community and long-time open source enthusiast. During the past decades he has worked in various IT related fields, focusing on databases, object-oriented programming, and system administration. Fluent in Italian, English, Perl, Python, SQL, Lua, C, Bash, and a good speaker of C, French, Spanish, and Java. Maxia works in cyberspace, with a virtual team. He has twice been the recipient of the MySQL Community Award, and he is currently an Oracle ACE Director.


Andrew Morgan
Andrew Morgan

Andrew Morgan is a product manager responsible for MySQL high availability solutions, in particular replication, MySQL Cluster, and other clustering technologies. His primary roles are working with engineers to make sure that MySQL Cluster and replication evolve to meet the needs of their users as well as spreading the word on what people can get from these technologies.


Bertrand Matthelie
Bertrand Matthelié

Bertrand Matthelié is director of MySQL product marketing at Oracle. He joined MySQL AB in 2001 and previously led marketing and sales of training services and worldwide alliances, as well as EMEA marketing.


David Stokes
David Stokes

Dave Stokes is community manager for MySQL at Oracle, and was previously the MySQL certification manager. He has been using MySQL since version 3.23 and has worked for companies ranging alphabetically from the American Heart Association to Xerox. Stokes lives in Texas and enjoys touring on his Honda Goldwing motorcycle when not traveling the world evangelizing MySQL.


Calvin Sun
Calvin Sun

Calvin Sun is senior engineering manager at Twitter, managing MySQL development. Prior to joining Twitter, Sun was the senior engineering manager of the InnoDB team at Oracle. He joined MySQL AB in early 2006 and managed the development of MySQL storage engines and third-party storage engine vendor relationships. Sun has more than 15 years of database development experience, mostly on various storage engines.


Lars Thalmann
Lars Thalmann

Dr. Lars Thalmann is the development director for MySQL replication, backup, and connectors. He is responsible for the strategy and development of these features and leads the corresponding engineering teams. Thalmann has worked with MySQL development since 2001. He has driven the creation and development of the MySQL backup feature, has guided the evolution of MySQL replication since 2004, and has been a key player in the development of MySQL Cluster replication.


Morgan Tocker
Morgan Tocker

Morgan rejoined the MySQL team at Oracle in 2013 as MySQL community manager, having previously worked for MySQL and Sun Microsystems. He blogs from tocker.ca, and especially likes the new features in MySQL 5.6 that make operations life easier.


Ligaya Turmelle

A MySQL support engineer at Oracle, Turmelle manages to stay actively involved with the PHP community as a founding principal of phpwomen.org, blogger, and long-time busybody of the PHP community channel (#phpc) on freenode. She hopes to one day actually meet all the people she talks to. Now for all the letters: ZCE (PHP4&5), CMDBA, CMDEV, MySQL Core, and Oracle ACE for MySQL.