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The Boston MySQL April Meetup

  • Apr 10, 2006 · 7:00 PM
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The April Boston MySQL Meetup's topic has CHANGED! Jay Pipes (co-author of Pro MySQL) is in town and will speak about "Performance Tuning Best Practices". This is the workshop he'll be giving at the MySQL Users Conference, so if you can't go don't miss this meetup!

Description of the workshop: Learn where to best focus your attention when tuning the performance of your applications and database servers, and how to effectively find the "low hanging fruit" on the tree of bottlenecks. It's not rocket science, but with a bit of acquired skill and experience, and of course good habits, you too can do this magic! Jay Pipes is MySQL's Community Relations Manager for North America.

We will be meeting on MIT campus, close to the Kendall stop on the Red Line (subway). There is also plenty of free parking -- you can park in ANY MIT lot after 3 pm, even if it says "parking by permit only". We are in building E51, room 372.

Here is the URL for the MIT Map with the location of this building:
http://whereis.mit.ed...

This map shows the MBTA Kendall Stop:
http://whereis.mit.ed...
(the stop is in red on that map, and you can see E51 in the bottom right)

Here are the URL's for the parking lots:
http://whereis.mit.ed...
http://whereis.mit.ed...

Pizza and soda will be served, so please RSVP accurately.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Everyone at the meetup was superb. Although I presented the tutorial, I enjoed the meetup immensely, and enjoyed the feedback from folks and the intereaction and stories from the front. Many thanks to Sheeri and Mike for all their efforts in organizing such a fabulous venue for MySQL enthusiasts!

    April 11, 2006

  • Don N.

    The questions seemed to get out of hand in terms of staying on task. It seemed to muddle the clarity of the over message.

    Otherwise, it was great to get a bunch of little tidbits here and there.

    April 11, 2006

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm a complete tyro with MySQL and rusty with relational databases (Notes, anyone ?), but the meeting was informative and enlightening.

    April 11, 2006

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm probably saying nothing new in that it ran way too long. I think, perhaps, limiting Q&A until after the event is a better way to handle it. The presentation several times devolved into Q&A long before Jay was done with his slides. Aside from that, though, I think the guest speaker and the material covered were good. A little elementary for my skill level, but I still learned a couple of things as well as had some good practices confirmed.

    April 11, 2006

  • A former member
    A former member

    I thought this was a great event - VERY informative - great group. Thanks for putting it together.

    April 11, 2006

  • A former member
    A former member

    The presentation was technically good - But there was no real focus to it and it was way too long.

    April 11, 2006

  • A former member
    A former member

    Very informative presentation. It was great to get someone from MySQL who really knows the product and can share insight on how to boost performance of the index and queries.

    April 11, 2006

  • A former member
    A former member

    The knowlege of the speaker was exelent - but I feel the subject matter should be broken into two meetings unstead of one and i would like to have him come back and talk about and focus on Innodb tables side of MySQL - Since he spent most of last night on MyISAM table side of the MySQL and maybe a third time of some of the new stuff after it has been released to at least us per say.

    April 11, 2006

  • A former member
    A former member

    Lots of useful info. Genuinely interested audience. Great speaker. Food and drinks were much appreciated. I look forward to these meetings to stay in touch with what's going on out there in the industry. Give-aways are always a favorite.

    April 11, 2006

  • Sheeri Kritzer C.

    It went until 10:30 pm, but it didn't feel long. Jay Pipes was a great speaker and answered many questions from the audience.

    April 10, 2006

  • Richard J. B.

    It would have been nice if Jay could have given his presentation. Certain members of the audience were too ornery with asking questions and making statements instead of letting him move on. I did not feel I got much out of the part of the talk I stayed for, since he did not get far enough into the details, even after an hour.

    April 10, 2006

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