[svlug] Linux Users' Group of Davis, July 20: "Some MySQL tricks -- an open discussion"

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Mon Jun 29 15:37:52 PDT 2015

The Linux Users' Group of Davis (LUGOD) will be holding the following meeting:

  July 20, 2015
  7:00pm - 9:00pm

  Some MySQL tricks -- an open discussion
  presented by Bill Kendrick, CTO, Smashwords, Inc. 

  MySQL is the world's most widely used open source relational database
  management system (RDBMS), and second most used of all RDBMSes, after
  Oracle. Over the years at Smashwords, we've come up with a number of
  methods to help address performance problems, including materialized
  views, caching, slave databases, denormalization, historical tables,
  and more.

  This talk will briefly discuss some of these things, but since MySQL
  is 20 years old, and SQL in general first appeared over 40 years ago,
  the topic is quite large. Therefore, this meeting will be held as an
  open discussion, with the audience invited to share their thoughts
  and experience on the subject!

About the speaker:
  Bill Kendrick is CTO of Smashwords, Inc. an online ebook publishing
  and distribution service. He spends a lot of his time at the mysql>
  prompt, but makes no claim at expertise.

About Smashwords:
  Launched in 2008, Smashwords is a self-serve system where independent
  authors, publishers, and literary agents alike upload and manage their
  ebooks, which are sold at the Smashwords website, and distributed to
  numerous online retailers, including Apple iBooks Store, Barnes and
  Noble, Kobo, Oyster, Scribd, OverDrive, and more.

This meeting will be held at:

  Explorit Nature Center
  3141 5th Street
  Davis, CA 95616

For more details on this meeting, visit:


For maps, directions, public transportation schedules, etc., visit:


About LUGOD:

  The Linux Users' Group of Davis is a 501(c)7 non-profit organization
  dedicated to the Linux computer operating system and other Open Source
  and Free Software.

  Since 1999, LUGOD has held regular meetings with guest speakers
  in Davis, California, as well as other events in Davis and the greater
  Sacramento region.  Events are always free and open to the public.

  You can 'like' LUGOD on Facebook at:
  join the LUGOD group on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/lugod/
  and find us on LinkedIn at: http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=35879

  Please visit our website for more details:  http://www.lugod.org/

Bill Kendrick
pr at lugod.org
Public Relations Officer
Linux Users' Group of Davis

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