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What attendees are saying about Percona Live NYC ?

 | September 19, 2012 |  Posted In: Events and Announcements, MySQL


With Percona Live NYC right around the corner I decide some of attendees what did they like on the last year event and what they are looking forward to in 2012. Here are some responses I got. If you’ve attended in 2011 or planning to join us in 2012 please feel free to comment with your feedback!

Ori Herrnstadt, CTO, Akiban Technologies says:
“I truly appreciated the opportunity to present at Percona Live NY last year and can’t wait to show how Akiban has progressed since then. As the founder of a company that is eliminating data complexity while preserving SQL and embracing new development paradigms, Percona Live offers the right mix of savvy technologists.”

Ryan Lowe, Production Engineer at Square Inc. says:
“This will be the fifth Percona Live event that I have attended, with each one being better than the last. Next month in New York, I’m most looking forward to the scaling, big data, and high availability talks being offered by the likes of Facebook, Tumblr, and (of course) Percona engineers. Percona Live goes above and beyond simply a MySQL conference. I can always count on enjoying presentations on surrounding technologies including flash storage, hadoop, the cloud, and a variety of other topics. I’m looking forward to another great event and hope to see you there!”

Sean Hull, Senior MySQL EC2 & Scalability Lead have written while essay on the topic:
“What I loved about Percona Live NY 2011

Last year I was excited to go to Percona Live for the first time in NYC. I arrived just in time to hear Harrison Fisk from Facebook speak about some of the awesome tweaks they’re running with MySQL there. It’s not everyday that you get to hear from top MySQL engineers how they’re using the technology and what their biggest challenges are. If they can make MySQL hum, so can the rest of us!

Afterward, outside in the foyer, I ran into all sorts of luminaries in the MySQL space. Percona folks like Peter Zaitsev & Vadim Tkachenko, plus other big names like Baron Schwartz, Harrison, and Ronald Bradford. I ran into people from firms like Yahoo, Google, Daniweb, Pythian, SkySQL & Palomino.

This years event next month features rockstar engineers from an incredible lineup of firms including Etsy, New Relic, Youtube, Paypal, Tumblr, SugarCRM, Square, and of course a few from Percona themselves. I promise you this, these talks won’t be salesy or in any way a waste of your time and money. They will be thoroughly technical talks, with cutting edge insights and advice from those in the trenches using the technology everyday.

If I wasn’t heading to Oracle Open World for the publishers seminar & MySQL Connect, I would most certainly be there. In fact I had originally been slated to talk about point-in-time recovery in MySQL. Oh well, I’m sure I’ll catch you at the Percona Live in April 2013.”

Looking forward seeing all of you in NY in less than 2 weeks!

Peter Zaitsev

Peter managed the High Performance Group within MySQL until 2006, when he founded Percona. Peter has a Master’s Degree in Computer Science and is an expert in database kernels, computer hardware, and application scaling.

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