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In about two weeks, I’ll by flying to Santa Clara to attend the MySQL Conference. While this is pretty cool by itself, there’s more. I won the trip and all expenses are covered by the cool guys at Proven Scaling!
A few weeks ago, they came out with the offer to send three people from around the world to the conference. All you had to do was to describe why you want to go, why they should pick you and what you do. I did that and here I go :-)
Congratulations to Sean Walberg and Carlos Proal Aguilar, the other two winners. See you in California!
This will be my first trip to the West Coast and I’m really looking forward to see how things are in Silicon Valley. Jeremey from Proven Scaling was kind enough to schedule my flights so I could stay a few more days in Santa Clara and do some sightseeing and shopping. Thanks!
For those of you who can’t go this year, I’ll try to get as much blogged about everything as I can. Including my trip, the sessions and workshops as well as the after-hours. Longer posts will appear here in my blog, for more lively updates I set up a twitter account. Make sure to subscribe to it.
If you’re at the conference or in the area and want to say hello, just stop me or send an email in advance, so we can schedule a meet’n’greet. I’m sure I’ll be saying hello to a bunch of the folks there (so prepare to get annoyed :-).
As mentioned earlier, I’ll be staying a little longer than the actual conference and Proven Scaling only covers the costs for the nights surrounding it. I hear hotels are expensive around there and I thought visiting people is more fun as well. I’ll be looking for a couch to sleep on for a night or two in the Santa Clara/Silicon Valley/San Francisco area between the 19th and 22nd and the 27th and 29th. If you have some spare space or know somebody who has, drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org. Cheers!
I was surprised and delighted to see your name as a winner. After all those years, I’ll tell Audrey that I’ll see Jan Panther again :D