- Received my CMDBA designation. Woohoo!
- Sun announced the possibility of an open source mobile phone;
- All day mysql proxy tutorial with Jan Kneschke and Giuseppe Maxia;
- Amazon's Power of Infrastructure as a Service - great premise; glitches remain;
- Great food and a nifty side trip to Santa Cruz;
- MySQL Workbench - nifty tool for database development;
- Use multiple sockets to run queries in parallel to speed up web pages (from Digg.com);
- Best Keynote: Who is the Dick on My Site? by Dick Hardt
- A chant that Marty Widenus required us to repeat regarding MySQL's development future: "We don't want crippleware";
- Discovered how Fickr scaled heavy concurrent writes in real time;
- Intriguing discussion panel on database warehousing: Sun/MySQL, Kickfire, Infobright, NitroSecurity, and a data warehouse contractor;
- Chocolate covered strawberries and ice cream goodies at the exhibit hall.
Until next time,