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Database talks at OSDC 2014 Gold Coast

Open Query Engineer Daniel Black and Engineer/Trainer Peter Lock will be presenting sessions at the upcoming Open Source Developers’ Conference which is hosted at Griffith University Gold Coast Campus, 4-7 November 2014.

I also spotted

which should be very interesting as well. There many be more still, there are lots of sessions!

Full conference tickets cost less than $300 and include the lunches as well as the conference dinner, and all the tutorials/workshops in the main conference. Speaking from experience, OSDC is always great with good talks and excellent people to chat with.

With the conference over, the session videos are now online!

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SQL Locking and Transactions – OSDC 2011 video

This recent session at OSDC 2011 Canberra is based on part of an Open Query training day, and (due to time constraints) without much of the usual interactivity, exercises and further MySQL specific detail. People liked it anyway, which is nice! The info as presented is not MySQL specific, it provides general insight in how databases implement concurrency and what trade-offs they make.

See for the talk abstract.

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Announcing Upstarta Camp – Brisbane Tue 24 Nov 2009

When: Tuesday 24 November (afternoon before first OSDC day), 12pm-5pm
Where: Brisbane, Mt Coot-Tha / Bardon area (near OSDC venue)

What is it? A picnic in the park. Yes, literally! It’s a workshop, but we’re doing a barbecue beforehand. The afternoon (including the barbecue) is $10 for members, $20 for non-members. We haven’t set a firm cap on numbers but we will have to limit it somewhat.

After a joint introduction to get everybody tuned in, we’ll split the attendees into smaller groups, each utilising the Upstarta principles and related strategies to accomplish tasks.
Among other things, we’re going to develop (fictitious but potentially viable) complete products/services including surrounding aspects such as business model, market positioning, pricing, distribution, marketing, etc. Then we’ll recombine, present and discuss what each group came up with.
It’ll be educational, challenging, and fun!

For more info and registration, go to the Upstarta Camp page.

It’s the day before the Open Source Developers’ Conference starts at the nearby Bardon Centre, so if you’re travelling to the conference you have an opportunity to join the Upstarta Camp also. Simply pick a flight earlier in the day!

It’s separate events, but you will want to (also) get to OSDC, earlybird registration ends this week!

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OSDC 2009 – call for papers reminder

The call for papers for OSDC 2009 is open until 30 June 2009; yes that’s only a few more days. Submit your abstract and do a talk at this fab conference!

This is a grassroots style conference designed by developers for developers.  It covers Perl, Python, Ruby/Rails, PHP, Java/Grails and Open Source operating systems as well as some business aspects.  If you’d like to cover something else as well that is Open Source themed, please feel free.

The Call for Papers can be found at:
The important dates are:

  • Call for Papers Closes      30 June, 2009
  • Proposal acceptance         20 July, 2009
  • Accepted paper submissions  14 September, 2009
  • OSDC 2009 Main Conference!  25th to 27th November, 2009

OSDC 2009 will be held at the Bardon Conference Center in Brisbane this year. This is a fantastic venue a short drive from the Brisbane CBD, totally surrounded by lush greenery.

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Call for Papers: Open Source Developers’ Conference 2009 – Brisbane

This year the fabulous OSDC conference is 25-27 November 2009 and returning to Brisbane (Bardon Centre, Mt.Cootha which is a great venue tucked into a rainforest setting). Stephen Thorne leads the organisation team for this event.

The call for papers is now open, until June 30th. For full details, see OSDC 2009 call for papers.

We’ll definitely be there, particularly since it’s very close to Arjen’s house. And perhaps we’ll get some talks accepted on MySQL and other topics. We’ll definitely be submitting some proposals!