Software Freedom Day in Riga: Superstars galore
Why awesome? Because we have exciting speakers like you wouldn’t believe.
- Mårten Mickos, former CEO MySQL AB, current SVP Database Group, Sun Microsystems
- Kaj Arno, VP Community, Database Group, Sun Microsystems
- Mark Callaghan, Google Inc – he’ll be talking about running a database when your business depends on it – very cool stuff
- Domas Mituzas, Wikimedia Foundation and Sun Database Group Support Engineer
There are many, many more, but just the list above is pretty impressive if you ask me.
There is to be free lunch at the university, and in the evening at 7.30pm, there is to be free buffet dinner and beer at the Radisson SAS Daugava Hotel. Come unwind with the rest of the Sun Database Group!
So, if you’re currently not in Riga, Latvia, consider coming. Take a flight in, or if you’re in Finland, there’s a ferry; if you’re in Estonia, there’s a train; and if you’re in Lithuania, there’s a bus!
As an aside, I find it funny, that I have traditionally never been in my own country when there has been a Software Freedom Day. Last year I was in Beijing, China delivering a speech on MySQL. This year, I’m in Riga, Latvia, with the rest of the Sun Database Group for our yearly developer’s meeting.