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Mark Atwood
A neat thing at the MySQL Con
The MySQL Con has done something amazingly intellegent. Taped down to the floors in all the session rooms and meetings rooms, there are power strips. No matter where you sit, there is a powerstrip within a couple of meters. So instead of spending time looking for power outlets and having clumps of people gathered around the few outlets around the walls, you can sit where you want, and take notes and do research while listening and speaking.

This is something that all other tech conferences would do well to emulate.

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Current Location: Ballroom, Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara CA

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jatg From: jatg Date: April 26th, 2007 05:52 pm (UTC) (Link)
Y'know...after growing up with Dad setting electrical outlets very 4 or 5 feet I wonder why buildings aren't automatically built like that to begin with.

And yes, a very good idea for the conference.

I wish they would do the same thing at airports!!!
mauser From: mauser Date: April 27th, 2007 03:46 am (UTC) (Link)
It costs money, Developers are cheap, and the code only requires them something like every 12 feet, or on each wall.
fallenpegasus From: fallenpegasus Date: April 27th, 2007 10:27 pm (UTC) (Link)
Developers can be compelled to exceed code, if it's written into the work contract. That's what I would do if I was having a contractor building a house for me.
mauser From: mauser Date: April 28th, 2007 02:51 am (UTC) (Link)
That's the difference between a custom home and a development.
From: hollyking Date: April 26th, 2007 06:04 pm (UTC) (Link)
The last OSCON I attended had done the same thing. Very nice touch.
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