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Open Query training at Drupal DownUnder 2012

DrupalDownUnder 2012 will be held in Melbourne Australia 13-15 January. A great event, I’ve been to several of its predecessors. People there don’t care an awful lot for databases, but they do realise that sometimes it’s important to either learn more about it or talk to someone specialised in that field. And when discussing general infrastructure, resilience is quite relevant. Clients want a site to remain up, but keep costs low.

I will teach pre-conference training sessions on the Friday at DDU:

The material is made specific to Drupal developers and users. The query design skills, for instance, will help you with module development and designing Drupal Views. The two half-days can also be booked as a MySQL Training Pack for $395.

On Saturday afternoon in the main conference, I have a session Scaling out your Drupal and Database Infrastructure, Affordably covering the topics of resilience, ease of maintenance, and scaling.

I’m honoured to have been selected to do these sessions, I know there were plenty of submissions from excellent speakers. As with all Drupal conferences, attendees also vote on which submissions they would like to see.

After DDU I’m travelling on to Ballarat for LinuxConfAU 2012, where I’m not speaking in the main program this year, but will have sessions in the “High Availability and Storage” and “Business of Open Source” miniconfs. I’ll do another post on the former – the latter is not related to Open Query.

New Open Query training days in Australia

The favourite Open Query course modules as well as reworked and brand new ones, with November/December 2009 dates for Brisbane, Sydney, Canberra and Melbourne listed below. You can register for days/modules individually, to suit your time, budget and current needs. Your trainers are Sean, Ray and Arjen (see OQ people).

For the Canberra and Melbourne days which are DBA/HA, registrations for all of the modules in a series before 15 October will receive a copy of the “High Performance MySQL” book (normal bookstore price is AUD 105).

Canberra

Sydney

Brisbane

  • Thu 19 Nov: MySQL Query Performance Optimisation and Tuning
  • Fri 20 Nov: MySQL Server Performance Optimisation and Tuning

Melbourne

Visiting Darwin/NT

From this Tuesday 12 May until Sunday 17 May I’m going to be in Darwin (Northern Territory, Australia), teaching custom MySQL training days for a medical research institute.
DarLUG has been extinct for a while, but perhaps there are some local Linux/OSS people reading this?¬†Please do drop me a line if you’d like to catch up while I’m there!
I’ve only flown through Darwin before, never visited/stayed… and I love the tropics (I lived in Cairns for a while) so this shall be a joyous few days! Oh the tough things we have to do in business. I’m also doing a day trip to Litchfield… Kakadu will have to wait until another time (perhaps with Phoebe) as I’m told it’s best visited over multiple days.¬†It’s extra cool that this trip is happening this year since 2009 marks Charles Darwin‘s 200th birthday.