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.