I was interested to note that as of this morning, attendee registration numbers for the MySQL User Conference (which O’Reilly co-produces with MySQL) are up 32% over the same period last year. This seems to be a good sign that the community is energized by MySQL’s acquisition by Sun.
The conference takes place April 14-17 at the Santa Clara Convention Center. Among other things, we’ll be hearing from Jonathan Schwartz, the CEO of Sun, about Sun’s open source strategy (presumably including their plans for MySQL), as well as a deep technical program with tracks including Storage Engine Development and Optimization, MySQL Cluster and High Availability, Replication and Scale-Out, Security and Database Administration, Performance Tuning and Benchmarks, Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence, Web 2.0, Ajax, and Emerging Technologies, MySQL on .Net and Windows, and of course, MySQL and PHP.
It’s shaping up to be a great conference.