Dave Stokes is a MySQL Community Manager for Oracle. Previously he was the MySQL Certification Manager for MySQL AB and SUN. He has worked for companies ranging alphabetically from the American Heart Association to Xerox and work ranging from Anti-submarine warfare to web developer. He is the author of MySQL & JSON - A Practical Programming Guide
English session - Beginner
MySQL has moved to a continuous release cycle and had been adding new features since version 8.0 has been released. So it is quite easy to miss the parallel bulk loader (CSV, JSON, TSV), Multi-values indexes, improved JSON support, the ability to clone InnoDB databases for faster replication startup, changes in SSL/TLS support, JSON schema validation, 3D GIS support, check constraints, and more. So get caught up today with the lastest from MySQL
English session - Intermediate
You want your database storage to be safe, secure, and always available. MySQL Group Replication provides a fault tolerant, highly available, and elastic data groups. Groups can operate in a single-primary mode with automatic primary election, where only one server accepts updates at a time or be deployed in multi-primary mode, where all servers can accept updates. So you can scale from one to many servers without changing your application.