at the conference

i'm on the hook for being the "session buddy" for lots of talks today, which means i should be trying to make sure speakers don't go too long. (which i didn't do a great job of doing this morning, but i'll be better this afternoon!)

the crowd here is pretty impressive. the ballroom for the morning keynotes was basically full, and the expo hall had a bit of a traffic jam going afterwards (where we had cake to celebrate mysql's 10th anniversary).

andrew cowie's session on managing operations was great, with lots of references to works outside of the information technology sphere, like management within the military and nasa.

yazz atlas did a session that gave an overview of some of the monitoring tools that ostg (slashdot, etc) uses to manage their infrastructure.

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