Talks are great. I however very much like discussion and opinion share atmosphere of the Birds of a Feather sessions so we host/co-host number of BOFs at the comming OSCON conference.
Future of MySQL Forks, Branches and Patches I guess is the topic a lot of us are interested in. Monty was going to Show Up and we also should see if we can get someone from Drizzle.
Is Enterprise Flash Ready for Prime Time Flash is cool and hot these days. This is the discussion session and I would really like to hear how well flash works for you whenever you’re using it for storage as a cache or as a part of your hybrid storage hierarchy.
Open Source Data Management Is the BOF about open source tools you’re using to deal with your data – storage, caching analytics. I am especially interested hearing on unorthodox use of the software and successes of new technologies.
I also expect there will be number of other BOFs we’ll attend as the time permits. Monty was going to organize BOF on Open Database Alliance though I have not seen it listed yet.