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Adam Trachtenberg is the Director of the LinkedIn Developer Network, where he oversees developer relations and marketing for the LinkedIn Platform. Before LinkedIn, Adam worked at eBay in platform product management and marketing. Even earlier, he co-founded Student.Com and TVGrid.com. Adam is the author of PHP Cookbook and Upgrading to PHP 5. He lives in San Francisco.

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MySQL ComCon Europe 2004

I just heard about MySQL ComCon Europe 2004. It looks really cool. It’s a whole three-day MySQL conference going on in parallel with the International PHP Conference. (Same dates, same hotel.)

All the speakers are MySQL employees, so I’m betting most (if not all) of the sessions are being presented by the actual programmer who implemented the feature. For instance, Georg Richter wrote the new PHP 5 mysqli extension, and he’s giving a two talks on exactly that. There are also a few talks on all the new MySQL 4.1 and 5.0 features, such as views and stored procedures. If you haven’t checked out MySQL in a while, they’re adding features like crazy.

I’ve been going back and forth whether I want to fly all the way from San Francisco to Frankfurt two weeks before I’m going to Las Vegas for ApacheCon. I was hoping to convince the International PHP Conference folks to let me talk, but that didn’t work out. If that had happened, I definitely would have gone. :)

It was a tough call when it was just the International PHP Conference, but now that the MySQL ComCon Europe is also there, it’s become even harder. Hum… Maybe I’ll go price flights again.

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