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July 16, 2003

O’reilly Open Source Convention – Presentation Files (July 7-11, 2003)

Filed under: Ozette Brown — Charles Engelke @ 10:37 am

Download the presentation files from the conference here.

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July 13, 2003

Saturday, July 12, 2003: On the plane

Filed under: Ozette Brown — Charles Engelke @ 6:20 pm

Leaving Portland

  • It’s 6:35pm EDT and we are almost near Atlanta
    I lucked out and got a whole row to myself.
    Uh oh, we’ve started to decent into the
    ATL area. The flight was just a little bumpy
    but for the most part it was pretty smooth.
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    OSCON Day 5: Session – Benchmarking MySQL Queries

    Filed under: Ozette Brown — Charles Engelke @ 6:19 pm

    Why Benchmark?

  • what’s going to break
  • where will it break
  • does the server scale gracefully
  • monitor the system
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    OSCON Day 5: Session – MySQL Scaling Pains

    Filed under: Ozette Brown — Charles Engelke @ 6:19 pm

    This session is given by Jeremy Zawodny. He works for Yahoo as their MySQL guy with their Platform Timing Group. He
    also actively contributes to testing MySQL and he personally knows Monty Widenius (Co-Founder and chief developer
    of MySQL).

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    July 11, 2003

    OSCON Day 4: Session – Emerging Open Source Business Strategies

    Filed under: Ozette Brown — Charles Engelke @ 3:28 am

    So, this was a high level talk about the commoditization of software, particularily Open Source software.

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    OSCON Day 4: Session – Open Source and Open Standards

    Filed under: Ozette Brown — Charles Engelke @ 2:08 am

    This is more of a philosophical discussion. It was very helpful to get a different point of view on things “open”.

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    OSCON Day 4: Session – Amazon Web Services, Past, Present and Future

    Filed under: Ozette Brown — Charles Engelke @ 2:06 am

    Amazon extensively uses webservices.

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    July 10, 2003

    OSCON Day 4: Session – Template Toolkit Version 3

    Filed under: Ozette Brown — Charles Engelke @ 6:22 pm

    Whazzup?

    * Internal Architecture
    * New Parser
    Unbreak the unfixed
    Performance
    Encourage more templage modules

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    OSCON Day 4: Session – Subversion, WebDAV, and Apache HTTP Server 2.0

    Filed under: Ozette Brown — Charles Engelke @ 2:11 pm

  • Slides are available at: http://www.erenkrantz.com/oscon/
  • Here’s a link to Subversion: The Definitive Guide, a free book about Subversion
  • There’s also an upcoming O’reilly book about Subversion
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    OSCON Day 4: Session – Writing Tests with Apache::Test

    Filed under: Ozette Brown — Charles Engelke @ 2:02 pm

    Uses test.pm and is a perl based framework.

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    OSCON Day 4: Pictures from the Conference

    Filed under: Ozette Brown — Charles Engelke @ 10:23 am

    Pictures from the conference and beautiful Oregon scenary can be
    found at: Pics

    July 9, 2003

    OSCON Day 3: Session – The Anatomy of the MySQL Query Optimizer

    Filed under: Ozette Brown — Charles Engelke @ 8:12 pm

    Ok, the projector just bombed on us. And it’s taking way too long for them to get it fixed.
    The session is informative, but a little slow. Oh, wait, the projector magically came back to life.
    We have 11minutes left and there are many slides to go. Did I mention that Monty gave everyone
    “Finlandia Vodka Chocolate”. When you bite into the cholocate, a burst of vodka comes out. I’m not
    complaining.

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    OSCON Day 3: Mmmmmmm, cookies…..

    Filed under: Ozette Brown — Charles Engelke @ 7:35 pm

    Nuff said

    OSCON Day 3: Session – Open Development and Commercial Business Models

    Filed under: Ozette Brown — Charles Engelke @ 7:20 pm

    Now this was an interesting open ended discussion. The panel included, Tim O’reilly, a guy from Microsoft, a guy from a financial institution, and a venture capitalist.
    The talk started 15min before I got there, but that didn’t
    seem to matter. Overall the discussion seemed to be about the “value of IP and does it work in Open Source”.
    There was a guy from Microsoft there that supported “shared source”. His stance was that you can place price on Intellectual Property and
    and have your users keep purchasing things like software upgrades, new versions and so on.
    The Open Source folks stated just the opposite. They believe that code contribution by as many people who want to participate
    is more important.

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    OSCON Day 3: Session – A Guided Tour of the MySQL Source Code

    Filed under: Ozette Brown — Charles Engelke @ 7:20 pm

    I sat in the “Guided Tour of the MySQL Source Code”. The session was
    pretty good if you were into knowing exactly how the code works.
    The folks at MySQL are very proud of their database and they should be.
    Alot of what they were talking about was very high level.
    The bottom line is that you don’t need to know exactly how something works,
    you just need to know that it works and works well.

    OSCON Day 2: Building Data Warehouses with MySQL

    Filed under: Ozette Brown — Charles Engelke @ 4:37 pm

    Ok, this is an excellent view on the talk about Building Data
    Warehouses with MySQL. Again, this is from Jeremy Zawodny.

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    OSCON Day 2: New Features in MySQL

    Filed under: Ozette Brown — Charles Engelke @ 4:26 pm

    Here’s a summary of this talk I grabbed from Jeremy Zawodny. Jeremy is well respected in the MySQL
    community. He’s also the chief Yahoo at Yahoo Finance, although I hear that he’s has another job.
    This summary hits the major points made.

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    Oreilly Conference Archives

    Filed under: Ozette Brown — Charles Engelke @ 4:13 pm

    You can find the conference archives here

    The OSCON 2003 archives don’t seem to be there yet.

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