Although it's short notice, folks in the New York metro area may be interested in attending the MySQL Meetup in New York tonight Monday November 7th 6:00 pm at:
57 Murray Street (Between Church St and West Broadway)
New York, NY 10007
CEO Marten Mickos will be there as well as other MySQLers to celebrate the arrival of MySQL 5.0.
There are also other meetups happening routinely in Boston, Seattle, London, Brisbane, Stuttgart, Chicago, San Francisco and other major cities around the world. The events are usually pretty informal with lots of good MySQL technical discussions, beer or coffee, etc. It's a great opportunity to meet with other MySQL users and occasionally some of the developers of MySQL. And did you know that Meetup us powered by MySQL?