I'm attending the 35th VLDB conference in Lyon: VLDB2009. The conference portrays itself as the premier international forum for database researchers, vendors, practitioners, application developers, and users. Of the 700 people (from 44 countries), I'm one of the few practitioners at the conference; and though there's a risk that the conference will be too research oriented, I've signed up, especially hoping to get the latest updates and thoughts on
During the next couple of days, I'll share my experiences here.
I—and others—have tweeted a bit from the conference, as well.