Currently in the MySQL Cluster team office in Stockholm – and have been since Wednesday. I’ll be here for the next 3 weeks working in the office. This will be the longest amount of time I’ve worked in an actual office (instead of working from home) in more than 2.25 years!
I found Veronica Mars on TV last night… which is great, because I’ve sort of become addicted. Unfortunately, Sweden is a few episodes ahead of Australia…. so I’ve skipped a few now (go MythTV, record them for me baby). One really good thing about Swedish TV is that things are subtitled instead of dubbed – excellent if your Swedish isn’t that great (mine isn’t). Whenever here, I also seem to find some TV shows that look really interesting, except for the fact that it’s all in a language I don’t understand… certainly an interesting dilemma.
Today I’ve been working on material for the MySQL Cluster: The Complete Tutorial at the MySQL Conference and Expo. The conference is April 23-26 in Santa Clara, California (and if you register by March 14 you save $200 on registration). It’s going to be a SIX hour hands on tutorial (with breaks, don’t worry). The hands on part (I think) is very important… that way you walk away with real-world knowledge that you can directly apply – not just with theory that you could have gotten from reading a bit here and there.
I’m really hoping that as many people with existing knowledge (esp MySQLers) can be around during the session to help people when needed… I have a feeling there’ll be a few.