Ken Mayer (http://blog.bitwrangler.com), CTO at PacerPro, presents:
"How I Achieved Escape Velocity (without suffering)"
I financed a 2 year sabbatical out of my own pocket, didn't go broke, leveraged it into 6 years (living in Mexico, Hawaii and the Philippines) completely out of the tech sector and then came back, pretty much where I left off. I highly recommend the adventure.
Katy Farmer (https://www.linkedin.com/in/katyfarmer/), Developer Advocate at InfluxData, presents:
"MySQL Metrics That Matter"
MySQL offers a lot of metrics. A lot is an understatement. If I were Scrooge McDuck, I could swim in a vault filled to the brim with MySQL metrics. If each metric was a folding chair, you'd be wishing it was Wrestlemania. So how do we prioritize which metrics we monitor?
Even if you're new to MySQL or you primarily use another database, the metrics that matter will give you insight into your database. This talk is friendly for beginners as well as DevOps experts who are buried in metrics. We'll talk about the four most important metrics and where to find them in MySQL.
6:30-7:00 Registration and Dinner
7:00-7:45 Career Talk
7:45-8:30 Tech Talk
8:30-9:00 Networking and Coding time
Dinner (not pizza!) and Drinks provided by Mavenlink (https://www.mavenlink.com/). Gluten-free and vegetarian options will be available.