November 26, 2014

Network at the Percona Live MySQL Conference and Expo

We’re very pleased with the speaker lineup for the Percona Live MySQL Conference and Expo. We have outstanding MySQL experts speaking on a variety of topics during the breakout sessions and tutorials. And the keynote speakers are all top notch, MySQL technology and industry experts who will share their views of the ecosystem.

Beyond the speakers and sessions, the Percona Live MySQL Conference and Expo offers a unique opportunity to network with the largest gathering of MySQL community members at a single conference. The extra day added to this year’s conference means more opportunities to connect and expand your professional network.

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There are some great evening activities where you can network with the community:

  • Monday features a Welcome Reception in the exhibit hall following the day’s tutorial sessions. Have drinks and appetizers while mingling with fellow attendees in a laid back atmosphere.
  • Tuesday features the Birds of a Feather sessions where you can join attendees with similar interests to discuss common topics of interest and forge new contacts with other MySQL enthusiasts. The annual Community Dinner will follow the BOFs – stay tuned for more details on the dinner and other Tuesday night activities.
  • Wednesday is the Community Networking Reception in the exhibit hall. Mingle with attendees over drinks and food while enjoying the evening’s entertainment. Watch the Lightning Talks for 5-minute snapshots of interesting MySQL topics. Cheer on the winners during the MySQL Community Awards presentations. Or just make the rounds of our sponsor booths and get your Passport Program card stamped to qualify for the Thursday raffle drawing of valuable sponsor prizes.

Even if you can’t stay for the evening activities, opportunities to network abound at the Percona Live MySQL Conference and Expo. Connect with MySQL community members in the hallways between talks. Or have lunch during the conference with some new friends.

The Percona Live MySQL Conference and Expo will once again have a jobs board where sponsors can post open positions. If you or someone you know are open for new opportunities, be sure to stop by during the conference and see what’s available.

Join us in Santa Clara from April 22nd through the 25th for the premier MySQL community gathering of the year and expand your network of contacts. If you plan to come but haven’t purchased a conference pass or booked a hotel room, I urge you to do so now. The Santa Clara Hyatt is filling quickly and prices have already gone up. If you need to purchase a Percona Live MySQL Conference and Expo pass, you can save 15% by using discount code PERCONA15 when you register. I hope to see you in Santa Clara!

About Terry Erisman

I joined Percona as Chief Marketing Officer in 2011. I've been marketing high tech software and services worldwide for over 20 years including open source solutions since 1999. Prior to Percona, I was the first marketing person for DotNetNuke, the leading open source web content management system for .NET. While at Percona (#1566 in 2013 and #2187 in 2014), DotNetNuke (#228 in 2010), and CaseCentral (#450 in 2004), each company was named to the Inc. 500/5000. You can check out my thoughts on marketing open source solutions on my blog at www.opensourcesoftware.marketing.

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