Community dinner at Pedro’s during the O’Reilly MySQL Conference

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Just the facts:
What: MySQL user community dinner
Who: me, you, and many MySQL community members
When: Monday, April 12th – Meet at 6:30 at the Hyatt Santa Clara or at 7 pm at the restaurant
Where: Pedro’s Restaurant and Cantina – 3935 Freedom Circle, Santa Clara, CA 95054
How: Comment on this blog post to add your name to the list of probable attendees

I was sad that last year there was no community dinner, and I missed the one the year before when Jonathan Schwartz and Rich Green made an appearance. This year I am determined not to miss it, and so I am calling for a community (pay-your-own-way) dinner on Monday, April 12th, at Pedro’s – a Mexican restaurant that has vegetarian and vegan options. I think Monday is a better time because many folks arrive Sunday evening, or even Monday morning (there are tutorials on Monday, but not everyone attends).

Pedro’s can handle large groups of people, but we would like to have a vague idea of how many people are attending — while you are not required to RSVP, we would like to make an accurate reservation at Pedro’s….In 2008, there was a wiki page with a list of attendees, and I was disappointed because there were so many people on that list I wanted to see.

Meet us at 6:30 pm on Monday in the lobby of the Hyatt Santa Clara, or at 7 pm at Pedro’s. If you want to come later, just show up at Pedro’s whenever you can.

Since commenting on this blog does not require registration (as the wiki does), I invite folks to comment on this blog post and I’ll add you to the list of attendees:

  1. Sheeri K. Cabral (The Pythian Group)
  2. Paul Vallee (The Pythian Group)
  3. Rob Hamel (The Pythian Group)
  4. Giuseppe Maxia (Sun)
  5. Brian Aker (Drizzle)
  6. Konstantin Osipov (Sun)
  7. Mark Callaghan (Facebook) (will arrive later)
  8. Wagner Bianchi (EAC Software, Brazil)
  9. Roland Bouman (BI wizard)
  10. Bill Karwin (Karwin Software Solutions)
  11. Maxim Volkov (OpenCandy)
  12. Brian Moon (DealNews) – note: Monday Apr 12th is Brian’s birthday!
  13. Rob Peck (DealNews)
  14. Arjen Lentz (OpenQuery)
  15. Vadim Tkachenko (Percona)
  16. Rohit Nadhani (WebYog)
  17. Paul McCullagh (PrimeBase)
  18. Monty Widenius (Monty Program)
  19. Sergei Golubchik (Monty Program)
  20. Kristian Nielsen (Monty Program)
  21. Henrik Ingo (Monty Program)
  22. Nick Westerlund (Tuenti)
  23. Sergey Petrunya (Monty Program)
  24. Eric Day (Rackspace (Drizzle))
  25. Lenz Grimmer (Sun Microsystems)
  26. Garry Hamilton-Smith (Gazal)
  27. John Russell (IBM?)
  28. Bryan Alsdorf (Monty Program)
  29. Baron Schwartz (Percona) (Tentative yes)
  30. Mark Atwood (Gear6)
  31. Gillian Gunson (Disney)
  32. Robin Johnson (Gentoo, phpMyAdmin)
  33. Ivan Zoratti (MySQL)
  34. Henrique Sidney (MySQL)
  35. Mario Beck (Sun Microsystems)
  36. Tom Disheroon (Sun Microsystems)
  37. Chris Schneider (
  38. Kevin Knapp (Facebook)
  39. Daniel Bartholomew (Monty Program)
  40. Stewart Smith (Rackspace (Drizzle))
  41. Monty Taylor (Rackspace)
  42. Max Goodman (?)
  43. Bradley C. Kuszmaul (Tokutek)
  44. John Partridge (Tokutek)
  45. Zardosht Kasheff (Tokutek)
  46. Ronen Baram (Sun Microsystems)
  47. Darren Cassar (Trading Screen)
  48. Mike Pattison (Trading Screen)
  49. Walter Heck (Open Query)
  50. Kaj Arnö (MySQL Community)
  51. Marc Delisle (phpMyAdmin)
  52. Antony Curtis (?)
  53. Gabriel Cain (?)
  54. Solomon Chang (Sosbuzz, Inc.)
  55. Kent Bozlinski (?)
  56. Ronald Bradford (?)
  57. Kai Seidler (Apache Friends)
  58. Ryan Mack (Facebook)
  59. George Georgalis (?)
  60. David Lyons (Alchemy Systems)
  61. Scott Lin (Alchemy Systems)
  62. Ryan McElroy (Facebook)
  63. Julian Cash – Tentative (Human Star Business Photography)
  64. Daniel Salinas (Rackspace)

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68 Comments. Leave new

It will be great and I am interested to participate. Regards to you Sheeri and other MySQL friends.

Best regards.


My plane lands at 6:34 PM on Monday night so I will arrive late.


Yes, count me in! Looking forward to seeing you and the other MySQL community crowd there :)


I’ll be glad to attend!


Pythian thank you for showing initiative and organizing. I am in.


I will be there. It is my birthday!


I will also be joining in. Thank you for organizing this!


Will be there, of course!

I was going to suggest a community dinner but you beat me to it – well done! And the same Pedro’s location is good, I think, since it’s big enough and plenty of food options.
And indeed, Monday will mean more people can make it, if there’s nothing else going on…


Vadim Tkachenko (Percona),
I will join, thanks!


I’ll be there


Hi Sheeri,

Great idea! I will by joining you all.

Michael Widenius
February 23, 2010 3:56 am

Thanks for organizing this. I am happy to attend.

Sergei Golubchik
February 23, 2010 8:31 am

Thanks for doing it, Sheeri!
Count me in

Kristian Nielsen
February 23, 2010 8:52 am

Count me in :-)
Looking forward to meeting all,

– Kristian.


I’m there too! And like I replied privately, thanks for doing your part in keeping this tradition alive!

(Maybe we could have signed up as a group from MP :-)


Hi Sheeri, thanks for including me. FYI, a typo in Roland’s href has obscured him completely from your list and obscured the link to my blog. Just a forgotten close-quote. :)


Bill, thanx for the info, I have updated, things should look good now (you may need to shift+reload).


Tentative yes! Not sure what the schedule will be yet though. /me needs to book flights etc…

Nick Westerlund
February 24, 2010 5:11 am

Count me in! :-)

Sergey Petrunya
February 25, 2010 8:49 am

Count me in, too, please.


Sergey (and everyone up to this point) — you have been added. See you there!


Count me in too, excited to see everyone! :)


Thanks a lot for organizing this, Sheeri! I’m in. Looking forward to it!

Garry Hamilton-Smith
March 5, 2010 3:40 am

I will be there, although I am not a fan on Mexican food, but I am sure they will have something for me apart from the great conversations.

John Russell
March 7, 2010 5:03 pm

Please count me in too.

Bryan Alsdorf
March 8, 2010 11:49 am

I will be there.


I will be there.

Gillian Gunson
March 8, 2010 11:52 pm

If my company flies me in in time, I would love to join in on the fun.

Robin H Johnson
March 9, 2010 4:42 pm

I’ll be there as well, representing both phpMyAdmin and Gentoo Linux (as the MySQL packager).

Ivan Zoratti
March 9, 2010 8:17 pm

Hi Sheeri,

I’d like to participate.



Hi Sheeri,

I also would like to participate.




Hi Sheeri,

I’d like to join as well.



Tom Disheroon (MySQL SE)
March 10, 2010 2:56 pm

I’m in, and I’m bringing Chris Schneider( and Kevin Knapp(Facebook DBA)

Daniel Bartholomew
March 10, 2010 3:43 pm

Like the other MP employees who’ve responded, I’d love to attend.


Hi Sheeri,
I’ll be glad to join.

Gillian Gunson
March 18, 2010 6:57 pm

@Sheeri My employer is Disney if you want to update the list. Thanks.

Pythian at MySQL Conference 2010 | The Pythian Blog
March 24, 2010 9:09 am

[…] because next up is the MySQLConf Community Dinner. We’ll be walking over to Pedro’s as a group, but if you’d rather meet us there […]

Bradley C. Kuszmaul
March 24, 2010 10:09 am

I plan to be there.


Hi Sheeri, please count me in!


Count me in.


I’ll be there! Rackspacing my Drizzlin’ self!

John Partridge
March 29, 2010 4:35 pm

I’ll be there. Thanks for organizing this!

Zardosht Kasheff
March 29, 2010 6:14 pm

Hello Sheeri,

I plan to be there. Thanks for organizing this.


I’m there :)

Darren Cassar
April 1, 2010 8:48 am

Hi Sheeri,

Me and a colleague Mike Pattison would love to join in as we did last year.



Count me in, sounds like fun!


Thanks Sheeri for organising — I’m in!

Antony Curtis
April 7, 2010 12:44 pm

I would enjoy attending, please count me in.

Open Query @ MySQL Conf & Expo 2010 | Open Query blog
April 8, 2010 9:55 am

[…] (and a few others from OQ) will be around for the entire conference, the community dinner (Monday evening) and other social events, and are happy to answer any questions you might have. […]


Hi Sheeri,

thanks, I’m in!

Gabriel Cain
April 8, 2010 6:24 pm

Mmm, community dinner. I love community!

Solomon Chang
April 9, 2010 12:25 am

I’ll come. I’ll have my car with me too, and I don’t drink, so I should be able to drag 3 drunkards back to the hotel, so party up!

Kent Bozlinski
April 9, 2010 12:34 am

I would like to join in.

Ronald Bradford
April 9, 2010 9:11 am

I’ll be in Santa Clara now in time for monday dinner. count me in.

Marc Delisle
April 9, 2010 9:31 am

Hi again Sheeri,
yesterday I was #51 in the guest list and I was deleted :)

Vanessa Simmons
April 9, 2010 9:49 am

Sorry Marc, my mistake – you’re back at 50 now!


Count me in. Thanks Sheeri!

Harrison Fisk
April 9, 2010 4:25 pm

I’m in! Add me to the list. Thanks!

George Georgalis
April 10, 2010 7:45 pm

Woot, Count me in!


I’m new the community. Looking forward to meeting you all.


Count me and Scott Lin in for the dinner


Okay, something came up last minute (travel problems), so I can’t make it. Sorry! See everyone during the week!


Ryan Mack convinced me I should go.


Not 100% sure I can make it, but I very much want to. Time will tell.

Daniel Salinas
April 12, 2010 6:05 pm

I will attend but will be late.

Wilfried Schobeiri
April 12, 2010 6:29 pm

I will attend, and will be on time.


Count me in!


I will pickup Barry Leslie from the airport and will arrive late.


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