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.

I am looking forward to seeing you all again.



  1. Look out, menu choice is between spicy and spicier!

    1. It wasn't that spicy last year...or at least not for an half-asian. ;)

      @Andrew: thanks for organizing and the Eventbrite ticket type is epic! :D

  2. I wonder if it could be interesting to organize a paid event for that and deal a package menu with the restaurant (Like the dinner during FOSDEM).