I’m very pleased to announce that the breakout session and tutorial schedules for the third annual Percona Live MySQL Conference and Expo 2014 are now online. The conference will be at The Hyatt Regency Santa Clara and Santa Clara Convention Center, April 1-4, 2014. I wish to personally thank our dedicated Conference Committee members who put in many hours evaluating hundreds of submissions in order to create these schedules.
Breakout Session Schedule
We have a strong and diverse schedule of breakout sessions which will take place April 2-4, following each morning’s keynote addresses. The speaker list includes top MySQL practitioners from some of the world’s leading MySQL vendors and users including Oracle, MariaDB, Facebook, Twitter, Google, LinkedIn, Box, Groupon, and Yahoo. Topics include the following and much, much more:
The Percona Live MySQL Conference Committee has also selected a strong agenda of tutorials which will take place on April 1. Tutorials provide practical, in-depth knowledge of critical MySQL issues. Topics include:
Early Bird Registration
Register now to take advantage of Early Bird Registration rates which can save you $200 on the cost of attending. Early Bird Registration for the Percona Live MySQL Conference 2014 ends on February 2.
Birds of a Feather Sessions
I once again expect a great lineup of Birds of a Feather sessions (BOFs) so attendees with interests in the same project or topic can enjoy some quality face time. We are currently accepting Birds of a Feather session proposals which can be organized for individual projects or broader topics (e.g., best practices, open data, standards). The deadline for submissions is January 31, 2014 and any Percona Live MySQL Conference attendee or conference speaker can propose and moderate a session.
The sometimes insightful, sometimes funny, always entertaining Lightning Talks are an opportunity for presenters to propose, explain, exhort, or rant on any MySQL-related topic for five minutes. Topics might include a new idea, successful project, cautionary story, quick tip, or demonstration. All submissions will be reviewed and the top 10 will be selected to present during the one-hour Lightning Talks session during the Wednesday night Community Networking Reception. We especially welcome lighthearted, fun or otherwise entertaining submissions. The deadline for submitting a Lightning Talk topic is January 31, 2014.
Save Money by Registering Your Room at the Hyatt Now
The Hyatt Regency Santa Clara is the best place to stay and enjoy all the conference activities including receptions, Birds of a Feather sessions, and Lightning talks. The Hyatt bar area is often packed with conference goers throughout the afternoon and long into the evening. Make your reservation now through the Percona Live MySQL Conference and Expo 2014 website to receive the special rate before our conference room block fills up and rates increase.
We have a great list of sponsors who have already signed up for the Percona Live MySQL Conference and Expo. The list includes many of the world’s top MySQL solution providers, including:
Diamond Plus Sponsors
I Hope to See You in Santa Clara
Visit the Percona Live MySQL Conference and Expo 2014 website for more information about the conference. If you are interested in upcoming announcements, you can also register to receive email updates about the conference. Keep an eye on the conference website for upcoming information on our strong group of keynote sponsors and for the lineup of BOFs and Lightning Talks. 2014 promises to once again be a great year at the Percona Live MySQL Conference and Expo!