Looks like Oracle is continuing to invest heavily in MySQL and the storage engine eco-system. They've announced a full MySQL Sunday at the upcoming Oracle Open World Sunday September 19, in San Francisco. Registration is only $75 which is a bargoon. I expect this will be bigger than any MySQL conference held to date. And there's also the JavaOne developer conference and the rest of the Oracle Open World show.
Ok, technically things actually start at noon, but knowing the MySQL crowd, I am sure there will be parties that go well past midnight. Helan gar!
- Oracle Open World: MySQL Sunday