Speaking of conferences, in general, and OpenSQLCamps in particular, there is one a week from now, and I will be speaking! It is organized as a single room track at Froscon, Germany, by Felix Schupp (Blackray/Softmethod) and Volker Oboda (Primebase). The content is mostly a collection of database related talks originally submitted via the main Froscon call for papers. (In other words, unlike many previous camps, the schedule is all set.)
I'm a little excited about this one, because for the first time in my career as speaker I will be giving the keynote. The title of my talk is
How I learned to use SQL and how I learned not to use it
Unless it's obvious, I will be comparing the evolution of MySQL with the current upspring of various NoSQL databases, how they are different, how they are similar and what one can learn from the other.
The other exciting thing is that I've actually never been to Froscon, even if it is the second largest FOSS conference in Europe. Looking at the schedule I can already tell it is a conference well worth attending, both the OpenSQLCamp talks and other tracks look really interesting.
If you're going, I look forward to seeing you there!