Heee, Baron announced “Percona Performance Conference”.
How do I feel when somebody schedules that on top of MySQL Conference? Bad. Seriously, this was totally uncool.
I sure understand that Percona folks have to give same talk over and over again (of course, there’re few new things every year), and need venue for that, but… it is incredible work and preparation to come up with new topics too, and that involves lots of work and research. I may sound harsh, but I really don’t feel well, when people we should work together, instead end up blackmailing.
Update: apparently I was seriously misguided back then, Percona seems to have been shunned out of MySQL Conference by organizers and this was their way to get back into the community.