Meet me at MySQL Santa Clara

Dear Kettle fan,

Next month, the MySQL Conference & Expo 2007 takes place in Santa Clara. I was invited to do 2 talks over there:

For a complete overview of all the great sessions that will take place, go here.

Feel free to join us for a Birds of a feather session on Tuesday evening, right after my talk. Joining me there are Julian Hyde (Mondrian founder & lead developer) who will also be doing a presentation, and BI star Nicholas Goodman himself (recently resurected from the dead after a long vacation) who is doing Pentaho training in the San Francisco area. It’s going to be informal & fun and I hereby promise that I will try to smuggle some Belgian beer into the country especially for this BoF event.
I’ll be in the SFO area a few days longer (21st-28th), so feel free to contact me to grab a beer and/or chat. It’s my first time in California and know very little about the place (except the governorator of-course), so feel free to show me around if you’re from the area.
Until next time,



  • Hi Matt,

    Kevin haynes here with Yahoo. Thanks for your email resonse. When you’re at the MYSQL Conference, could we meet and at least talk about Yahoo and/or just meet and network.



  • Absolutely Kevin, let’s meet up and talk. I’ve sent you contact details by email.

    All the best,


  • Julian Hyde

    Looking forward to that Belgian beer.

    I recently tried a beer called “la Fin du Monde” from Quebec (see which compared very favorably with the Belgian stuff. I’ll try to bring along a couple of bottles…


  • I’m trying to calculate how much Belgian beer goes in 20kg of lugage. How much I’m allowed to bring is another issue too. I guess larger bottles have a better beer/packaging ratio too.

    It will be a complex puzzle to solve, but I’ll bring some Belgian Beer with me for sure.

    All the best,