Being a MySQL Developer
Lars Thalmann, Technical Lead, Replication and Clustering Technology, MySQL

Track: Open Source
Date: Tuesday, 19 September 2006
Time: 14:50 - 15:30
Location: Salon Memling

Three years ago, Alzato was acquired by MySQL from a big closed-source telecom company. For the MySQL Cluster developers, this meant totally new goals and new development challenges.

Should we open source the code? What do we need to do before we can do it? How can we make the program install in less than 15 minutes? Why is this necessary? How can we work in a distributed work environment? How can we cope with 250 new emails/day? When is it best to chat, meet, talk, or email? How can we make decisions and make development plans when we work in over 20 countries?

In this talk, Thalmann will give his personal view on what the MySQL Cluster developers have done, what the challenges were, and how they work today. It has certainly been an exciting experience.

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