OpenSQLCamp is less than 4 months away, and I have finally gotten around to updating the site. Special thanks go to Bradley Kuzsmaul and the folks at Tokutek for getting the ball rolling and making the reservation at MIT. Using MIT means that we will have *free* reliable wireless guest access and projects.
OpenSQL Camp is a free unconference for people interested in open source databases (MySQL, SQLite, Postgres, Drizzle), including non-relational databases, database alternatives like NoSQL stores, and database tools such as Gearman. We are not focusing on any one project, and hope to see representatives from a variety of open source database projects attend. As usual I am one of the main organizers of Open SQL Camp (in previous years, Baron Schwartz, Selena Deckelmann and Eric Day have been main organizers too; this year Bradley Kuzsmaul is the other main organizer). The target audience are users and developers, but others are encouraged to attend too. There will be both presentations and hackathons, with plenty of opportunities to learn, contribute, and collaborate!
I have updated the main Boston 2010 page at http://opensqlcamp.org/Events/Boston2010/ with travel and logistics information, including links to:
Register — it’s free and easy, and you can always change your mind later!
Maybe you have an idea for a session you would like to see, or a session you would like to give? If so, you can note it on the sessions page. This will give everyone a sense of what type of presentations will be there. I have started by putting 2 sessions I am willing to give and a third at the bottom for one I’d like to see, to give everyone an idea of both types of descriptions.
Probably the most important link right now is the way we keep OpenSQLCamp free for all attendees – sponsor or donate to the conference! Any donation amount is accepted, and all donations are tax-exempt to the fullest extent of the law. Businesses and organizations will be listed as sponsors if they make a donation of $250 or more, and individuals will be listed as sponsors if they make a donation of $100 or more. More information on sponsor benefits, including where to send a graphic to, at the link.
There is a preliminary schedule, up until the conference itself it will only show the agenda of the conference — how many rooms and what time the presentations are supposed to be. During and after the conference we will update this schedule page with the titles, presenters and links to any notes/videos/audio taken.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask on the mailing list or by posting a comment here.