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April 15, 2009

Next Week's MySQL Conference & Expo Spotlights Obama Campaign's Web Team; Open Source's Contribution to Presidential Campaign Explored

Sebastopol, CA, April 15, 2009 -- Want to learn how open source software helped Barack Obama get elected president? Don’t miss the closing keynote at the MySQL Conference & Expo 2009, “Database We Can Believe In: Stories from the Front Lines (and Server Rooms) of Barack Obama's Online Presidential Campaign.” Co-presented by Sun Microsystems and O’Reilly Media, the seventh annual MySQL Conference & Expo explores “Innovation Everywhere” April 20-23, 2009 at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. With more than 2,000 attendees, it is the world's largest community event for open source database developers, DBAs, vendors, and corporate IT managers.

To see how the Obama Team helped change history and to participate in the world’s largest open source database event, register at:
https://en.oreilly.com/mysql2009/public/register

Barack Obama's presidential campaign created an unprecedented online grassroots movement in which supporters generated thousands of events, made millions of phone calls, raised record amounts of money, and received over a billion emails. On Thursday March 23, join us to hear how the efforts of Chuck Hagenbuch and Leigh Heyman of Blue State Digital, and Stephen Gunn, Mikey Dickerson, and Ian Gulliver of Google forever changed the way that technology is used in the election process. They will share details and their experiences leading up to Election Day, the tools that were used, and how the campaign's online efforts exceeded all expectations.

The Obama Team members brought diverse experience and skills to this historic project.

2009 MySQL Conference & Expo Sponsors include Kickfire, Virident, Infobright, JasperSoft, Intel, AMD, BIRT Exchange by Actuate, Calpont, Continuent, Dolphin Interconnect Solutions, Facebook, HiT Software, IBM, iDashboards, InnoBase by Oracle, Pentaho, R1Soft, Schooner Information Technology, SQLstream, Ticketmaster, and Zmanda.

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For information about sponsorship and exhibit opportunities at MySQL Conference & Expo, contact Sharon Cordesse at 707.827.7065 or scordesse@oreilly.com.

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