Tuesday, 21 October 2014

On the Buses

To my fondest community, the time is near where we will meet again, share ideas and relax in each other's company at the MySQL Community Dinner in London. In my last post I directed you to an Eventbrite page to register for your seat at the dinner and today I want to make you aware that the Conference provider, Percona are going to facilitate some transport between the conference venue and the restaurant. So I want to thank Tom and Kortney for organising this for us. There will be room for 72 of us so it's your task not to be the 73rd person in the line.

INSERT INTO BUS (SELECT community_member FROM confirmed_attendees LIMIT 72);

Here are the details for the Community Dinner once again;

The When
Monday, November 3rd 2014 6.30pm

The How
Please aim to be at the venue in Covent Garden (map below) for 6pm.
The bus will pick up from the Millennium Gloucester hotel at 5.30pm and it has limited spaces so it will be first come, first serve. If you are unable reach the bus on time, a shared taxi should not cost much, or you can travel via tube by getting on at the Gloucester Road station on the Piccadilly Line to the Covent Garden station.

The Where 
Masala Zone, Covent Garden

I was one of the lucky few to be chosen to speak at the conference this year. Along with an esteemed MySQL DBA, Jeremy Glick, whom is coming to town all the way from Chicago. We are presenting the MySQL Auditing plugins on 4 November 4:30pm - 5:20pm in the Orchard 2 room. [read more...]

Percona Live London, November 3-4, 2014

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

MySQL Community Dinner 2014

Hello all,

I hope you're doing well. After the successful event last year it's a no brainer to arrange another community dinner when we're all together again in London this November. We had a fantastic turn-out for the meal last year, seating over 100 MySQLers in a venue whom were expecting only 60. So this year join the MySQL community again for a bite to eat and a beverage or two and discuss life, love and data.

The When
Monday, November 3rd 2014

The Where 
Masala Zone, Covent Garden

The Why
We have a vibrant community surrounding the MySQL ecosystem. Whether you want to talk about the meaning of life with Colin Charles or find out how Facebook take their logical backups even quiz Shlomi Noach about where thinks up his latest and greatest MySQL tools; why not do it with a curry and a beer?!

Other important need to knows
This is a `pay your own way` dinner. I'm sure you can appreciate that the MySQL Community is not a company or entity with an ample bank balance. However if I win the lottery between now and then I promise I'll pick up the tab for everyone ;) .

So please, please bring cash to simplify paying the cheque at the end of the evening. Last year, we found that it was optimal to pay per table.

The Menu
Whilst the chefs are fantastic at the Masala Zone, they cannot perform miracles. With over 100 MySQL community members eating and drinking it's not possible to offer an a la cart menu. I will post the set menu options and we will run a poll on which one to select. IMO the food is 2nd to the company but we can't have a hungry community.

If you have an opinion on something surrounding this, your community event, please let it be known in the comments.

Please register you attendance on the eventbrite page so we can handle the numbers. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/mysql-community-dinner-14-tickets-12220960221

I am looking forward to seeing you all again.