To do a better job, we would like to hear more from the community. Unlike other established user groups, MySQL does not have a world wide organization for its users. The council exists on a voluntary basis, and we are seeking support from the rest of you. Please let your voice heard. There are three main channels for this:
- A MySQL Council survey
- A set of questions that will be answered during the keynote at the MySQL Conference
- Talk to a council member
SurveyThe MySQL Council survey is an attempt to collect, understand, and eventually prioritize what the MySQL community feels, and act on their suggestions. It is a very short survey. We don't want your opinion on everything from barbecue sauce recipes to brain surgery. We need only a few lines about what bothers you the most with MySQL and how we can help. And of course, if you wamt to help, we really want to hear about that.
Questions for the keynoteLet's ask Oracle directly. What are the biggest issues that you have? You can submit your questions for the keynote, and Tomas Ulin will answer them on stage at the MySQL conference
Here is your shot at practicing people power: think of the most pressing questions that you would see Tomas Ulin addressing, and submit them as soon as possible.
Talk to a council memberCouncil members are all well known people in the community. Most of us will be at the MySQL Conference or at Collaborate 11, or both.
If you want to ask me questions about the council, or MySQL, or community matters, I will do my best to answer them, or to seek an answer if I don't know it myself.
I will be at the San Francisco MySQL User Group on April 7th.
Then I will be at the MySQL conference Monday and Tuesday. Oh, and there is the Community Dinner West on Monday evening!
On Wednesday, I will be at Collaborate 11.
The other council members will be around as well. If you don't feel like filling the survey and prefer person-to-person communication, come see us, and let's talk!