Yesterday concluded the MySQL Conference for me. It conincided with take your Daughter to Work day in the United States so I took my daughter to see a presentation about OpenLDAP and MySQL Cluster. Howard Chu did a great job providing a technical overview of his use of LDAP to MySQL Cluster (content I wanted to hear) and playing the violin during his presentation (providing content my daughter enjoyed).
Yesterday, Ludo did a presentation for the Glassfish Aquarium project at Sun who use USTREAM to broadcast their content to anyone interested in engaging with the team via this medium. The content is interesting and this is a better way to make presentations more engaging as not only do they provide the video feed but also a twitter mashup for interactive feedback from the audience. If you agree and want to see additional innovators using the internet to engage with their community members in a more engaging way then you should check out Leo Laporte on Twit.tv. I have been following the work that Leo Laporte has been doing with FLOSS, MacBreakWeekly and SecurityNow where he is innovating how to provide video content via the web. He has in effect created his own broadcasting company. SecurityNow has done some recent podcasts on the conflicker worm and the recent cyberespionage that has been in the news which is interesting and informative.
For those of you that missed Ludo’s presentation on OpenDS. Here is the video.