Jim Starkey, who joined MySQL in January as part of our acquisition of his company Netfrastructure, will be speaking at the MySQL Users Conference on April 27 in Santa Clara on the new transactional storage engine that he's developed. Jim is a veteran of the database industry for more than 30 years. He pretty much invented some of the most significant innovations in the industry including blobs, event alerters, multi-version concurrency control and more. He's also an avid boater, pilot and all 'round nice guy despite his reputation for being a "big bad wolf" in the open source world.
We'll have sessions on many storage engines including MyISAM, InnoDB and others. Last year we had 1300 attendees at the conference and many tutorials sold out. We're on track to surpass last year's attendance and the exhibits area is virtually sold out. If you haven't registered yet, I encourage you to do so. Register in advance and you save $100 over the walk-in price.