I went to Microsoft techdays : huge 17000 visitors, 300 confs , .... C#, F#, Sqlserver 2008, cloud ...
I took part to the "Android Developer Labs World Tour" in a place called "La cantine" ( a french cafe + some chairs)
A few geeks there, a very nice event . Each participant went back home with a nexus one !
I delivered a MySQL and java pres. I had fun demoing JPA, JSF, RestFull web services on Glassfish.
But what I will definitely remember about this week is this news :
"Ken Jacobs leaving Oracle"
You will be missed by Oracle.
You will be missed by MySQL community.
You have been a key people of Oracle helping design the product that made all the rest possible for Oracle.
You have always played fair with the MySQL community.
In my previous life at Oracle I remember 7.0, 7.1 , 8.0, 8i, 9i, 10g, 11g ....
You sometimes came to Paris and gave us not just the lengthy list of new functionalities but the reason why it was build that way, the internals and the interest it represents.
When you took InnoDB I was surprised by the dedication you put in this wonderful piece of software.
But you were right. Technology is just about details and elegance.
You brought a lot of insight to the MySQL community.
And do not forget that the MySQL community is not a company. You cannot resign.
You can take your distance, do whatever please you, come back.
You will always be welcomed.