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.
English session - Advanced
So you know how to add an index to speed up your queries. Good but do you know how to multiple column indexes, hashed indexes, provide optimizer hints, use generated columns, or understand how character sets & collation mismatches hurt performance? Do you know how Common Table Expression, Windowing Functions, and subqueries work on later versions of MySQL? If you do not know the answers to these then you need to be in this session.
English session - Beginner