MMUG: Community, Education, and Good Company in Malta

Posted in: Technical Track

So, we’re coming up on that time again. When I moved back to Malta in order to work for Pythian one of the things that I wanted to do was to involve myself more in the community. Currently, I’m doing this by trying to keep an active blog with tips and tricks, good standard knowledge, and just overall trying to enlighten people. I’m also doing this by organizing a MySQL User Group here in Malta.

We’re set to have our 2nd meeting this coming Thursday, the 28thof August, in Ta’ Xbiex where we have graciously been donated a board room and projector (and parking space, luckily) for use. I’m trying to get one of our members to give a session about security (not only on MySQL, but also on the OS level to secure the process), and I know there is work being done on a presentation on MySQL Cluster, which I personally find very interesting and can’t wait to see.

In this second meeting, we’ll again focus on general best practices and free discussions, in order to share our knowledge as much as we can. The last meeting was in Mellieha and it was a success — we had a good turnout and some very interesting discussions. Darren, one of our members, blogged about our meeting and so did I in one of my previous posts.

If you’d like to learn more about MySQL, or if you’re a DBA (doesn’t matter which level) I encourage you to email us (and sign up to our mailing list) at malta (at) Or subscribe here. You can also, as always, email me directly at: westerlund (at)

I’m looking forward to seeing familiar, and new, faces this coming Thursday, in what promises to be a fun evening filled with education, sharing of knowledge, and good company.

If you are interested, here is the address and a map of the area:

Casa Roma,
Sir Augustus Bartolo Street
Ta’ Xbiex


Here’s a description of what you’ll find on the map:

  • Red is Casa Roma – where we’ll be meeting
  • Blue is Irrera – restaurant
  • Green is Black Perl – restaurant
  • Yellow is WhiteHall Mansions
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