Call for Speakers for Fourth Annual Percona Live MySQL Conference & Expo

DURHAM, N.C. -- Percona, the company that makes MySQL faster and more reliable, today announced that the Call for Speakers for Percona Live MySQL Conference & Expo 2015 is open and accepting speaker proposals through November 9, 2014. Percona Live MySQL Conference & Expo 2015 will take place April 13-16, 2015 at The Hyatt Regency Santa Clara and Santa Clara Convention Center. Sponsorship opportunities are open, and Super Saver Registration discounts are available through November 16, 2014 at 11:30 p.m. PST. Percona has also announced OpenStack Live 2015, a new conference that will run in parallel with Percona Live MySQL Conference & Expo 2015 on April 13 and 14. The call for speakers for OpenStack Live 2015is also open now through November 9, 2014.

More than 1,100 attendees from 40 countries participated in the Third Annual Percona Live MySQL Conference and Expo held in April 2014, an increase of 15 percent over the previous year. The 2014 conference was sponsored by 34 companies and featured talks by industry luminaries from Oracle, Dropbox, Fusion-io, Continuent, and many more.

The 2015 conference will feature a variety of formal tracks and sessions related to High Availability, DevOps, Programming, Performance Optimization, Replication and Backup, MySQL in the Cloud, MySQL and NoSQL, MySQL Case Studies, Security, and What's New in MySQL. Percona invites proposals for both breakout and tutorial sessions. Breakout sessions are 50 minutes in length including a Q&A. Tutorial sessions are focused on an immediate and practical application of in-depth MySQL knowledge and are targeted at a level between a training class and a conference breakout session. Tutorial speakers should assume that attendees will have laptops to work through detailed and potentially hands-on presentations. Tutorials are typically three hours in length including a Q&A, but submissions will also be accepted for full-day, 6-hour tutorials.

Selected speakers will receive a complimentary full conference pass.

Conference Committee
Percona Live MySQL Conference & Expo 2015 features a dedicated Conference Committee composed of:

    Tamar Bercovici, Senior Engineering Manager at Box
    Colin Charles, Chief Evangelist for MariaDB
    Sean Chighizola, Senior Director of IT Operations at Big Fish Games
    Jeremy Cole, Sr. Systems Engineer at Google
    Harrison Fisk, MySQL Performance Engineer at Facebook
    Patrick Galbraith, Principal Engineer at HP
    Jay Janssen, Managing Consultant at Percona
    Shlomi Noach, Senior Software Engineer at Outbrain (Conference Chairman)
    Chris Schneider, Database Architect at Groupon
    John Scott, Lead Database Administrator at Wellcentive
    Gwen Shapira, Solutions Architect at Cloudera
    Shivinder Singh, Database Architect and Engineer at Verizon Wireless
    Calvin Sun, Senior Engineering Manager at Twitter
    Morgan Tocker, MySQL Community Manager at Oracle
    Peter Zaitsev, Co-founder and CEO of Percona

Sponsorship opportunities for Percona Live MySQL Conference & Expo 2015 are available. Sponsors become a part of a dynamic and growing ecosystem and interact with more than 1,000 DBAs, sysadmins, developers, CTOs, CEOs, business managers, technology evangelists, solutions vendors, and entrepreneurs who typically attend the event. Current sponsors include:

    Diamond Plus: Continuent
    Gold: Pythian
    Silver: Box and Yelp
    Exhibit Only: Blackbird, Severalnines, Tokutek
    Media Sponsor: Database Trends & Applications, Datanami, Linux Journal, and O'Reilly Media

Planning to Attend?
Super Saver registration discounts for Percona Live MySQL Conference & Expo 2015 are available through November 16, 2014 at 11:30 p.m. PST.

Visit the Percona Live MySQL Conference & Expo 2015 website for more information about the conference. Interested community members can also register to receive email updates about Percona Live MySQL Conference & Expo 2015.

Percona Live Conferences

Percona Live MySQL Conference & Expo 2015

The Hyatt Regency Santa Clara and Santa Clara Convention Center
5101 Great America Parkway Santa Clara, CA 95054

April 13-16, 2015

Call for Papers Deadline:
November 9, 2014

About Percona

Percona has made MySQL faster and more reliable for over 2,000 consulting and support customers worldwide since 2006. Percona provides enterprise-grade MySQL Support, Consulting, Managed Services, and Training services to companies such as Cisco Systems, Alcatel-Lucent, Groupon, and the BBC. Percona's founders authored the definitive book High Performance MySQL from O'Reilly Press and the widely read MySQL Performance Blog. Percona also develops software for MySQL users, including Percona Server, Percona XtraBackup, Percona XtraDB Cluster, and Percona Toolkit. The popular Percona Live conferences draw attendees and acclaimed speakers from around the world. For more information, visit

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