Operating System Survey

As I start to work through some various tutorials and other instructional guides, I want to get a feel for what people are using.  Please let me know what OS you are currently using and which OS(s) you feel comfortable with. Ideally, I’m planning to provide a VirtualBox appliance built out with CentOS (linux) that […]

February Meetup – MySQL & GIS

When: Wednesday, February 25th @7pm Where: The404 (details) At this month’s meetup, I gave a talk about the current (and soon to be GA) geospatial capabilities of MySQL.  The talk covered such things as: High level geospatial overview Early methods of doing geocoding (lat/lon/radius) Intro to GIS functions (geometry type, st_* functions) The impact of adding […]

January Meetup – Big Data

Its almost that time again… When: Wednesday, January 28th @7pm Where: The404 (details) This month, in a slight change of gears, we are talking about everyone’s favorite topic – Big Data. Our own Kristin Ferrier will be giving a talk about HiveQL (see, I told you we’d talk about complementary technologies) which should serve as […]

December Meetup

Thanks to those that braved a cold rain the week before Christmas for our last meetup of 2014! Per your requests, I’ve uploaded the slides from the two talks I gave last night – Intro to MySQL Architecture and Basic Query Optimization.  I’ve also attached the initial Intro to MySQL slides as well. Intro to […]

November, 2014 Meetup

Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, we’ve rescheduled the November meeting from the normal 4th Wednesday of the month (which falls on the day before Turkey Day) for Tuesday, November 18th at The404. This month, Alex Ward will give a talk on some introductory .NET programming using MySQL as a data store.  As .NET is a very […]

Intro Post Series

To complement the theme of “Getting Started with MySQL”, we’ll also be starting a series of blog posts with similar topics: Installing MySQL Some basic SQL Operating System differences and more Check back soon to see the first post in hopefully a helpful series for those wanting to get started with MySQL!

October Meetup – Intro to MySQL

In a step back from previous meetings, we’ll shift the focus to introductory topics about MySQL. Much of the feedback that I’ve gotten is that while some of the more advanced discussion is good, there is a desire for more basic information. With that in mind, the October Meetup will be just that – an […]

Announcing the August Meeting!

Building on the enthusiasm and topic from the first meetup, I’m pleased to announce the August meeting on August 27th at 7pm at The 404.  This months meeting will build on July’s topic of indexing strategy by showing some real-world application. Dave Stokes, Community Manager from Oracle and former MySQL Certification Manager for MySQL AB and […]

Inaugural Meetup

I’m currently planning the first meetup for the OKC MySQL users group.  The general timeframe is currently late July with specifics (time/location) yet to be determined. I’m working on bringing in an exciting outside speaker and will post more details as the time approaches.  If you have any ideas for topics that you would like […]