MySQL Conference 2008
I flew in on April 12 (from
SJC) and arrived in the hotel, the Hyatt Regency Santa Clara, in the afternoon.
The next morning I left the hotel around 7:00 in the morning for a genuine experience of what they call public transportation in the bay area. It took me three hours to travel the distance of about 40 miles from Santa Clara to downtown San Francisco:
- Santa Clara VTA Light Rail from Santa Clara to Mountain View
- Caltrain from Mountain View to Millbrae
- BART from Millbrae to Powell Street
The most frustrating part of this experience was the fact that you buy separate tickets for each leg of the trip as the trains are operated by different carriers and that there is no integrated timetable online.
At LugRadio Live USA 2008 I attended the following sessions:
Unlike with the PHP-focussed conferences that I usually present at, I managed to attend a session in almost every timeslot (each of which had 8 sessions to choose from) at the MySQL Conference & Expo 2008.
I had a great time at the conference. I met a lot of nice people, had plenty of interesting discussions, and I learned a lot in the sessions.