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Jim Starkey Speaks, July Boston MySQL Meetup

  • Jul 10, 2006 · 7:00 PM
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The July Boston MySQL Meetup's topic is Falcon, the new storage engine for MySQL. Creator Jim Starkey will speak. Jim Starkey has been writing database software for 20 years. He created BLOBs, multi-versioning concurrency for relational databases, cascading update triggers, event alerters, and more. Read more about him at and

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:

This map shows the MBTA Kendall Stop:
(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:

Free pizza and soda will be served, so please RSVP accurately.

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  • The Dragon L.

    JimStarkey was a wonderful speaker and provided some very interesting insights into the concepts behind the design of the new storage engine

    July 12, 2006

  • A former member
    A former member

    Can the slides be made available?

    July 11, 2006

  • A former member
    A former member

    I wasn't sure whether something else would keep me - and it did.

    July 11, 2006

  • Philip L.

    It is a great events, and too many questions for Jim to answers. Even I have some questions, and I do not have a chance to ask!

    July 11, 2006

  • Don N.

    Once again, a top flight speaker and most excellent content.

    July 11, 2006

  • Sheeri Kritzer C.

    Very informative!

    July 11, 2006

  • Gerard T.

    Most EXCELLENT! Great speaker, knowledgable and fun to listen to. He should be invited back to talk about SQL in general. I very much enjoyed it, thanks Sheerie.

    July 11, 2006

  • Kevin

    The info was helpful, but I found his wifes comments even more insightful. She was able to answer each question directly and did not have a superior or condescending tone as some of the audience members did.

    July 11, 2006

  • A former member
    A former member

    Jim has a wealth of knowledge about the industry and really understands the need for a new transactional DB Engine. Looking forward to seeing what Falcon can do!

    July 11, 2006

  • A former member
    A former member

    Excellent presentation. Very insightful and worthwhile.

    July 10, 2006

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