As many of you know, we've been having serious database issues here on DaniWeb lately, causing the site to go down just about every single day for a few minutes. We finally got the situation resolved thanks to our database sysadmins over at Percona.
While James and Cameron manage all of our servers on a day-to-day basis, we sometimes have to reach out to the folks over at Percona (www.mysqlperformanceblog.com) for extra MySQL assistance.
We've been working with Percona for many, many years already, and some of the guys over there who we work with will be coming to our hometown, NYC, to host a MySQL conference later this month.
Due to our relationship with them, we were able to get a hold of a couple of free tickets to the event (normally $249), and we're giving the tickets away for free to community members who respond to this thread with any really interesting fact, tidbit, or useful piece of information about MySQL.
Here's a link to the event details: http://www.percona.com/live/nyc-2011/
I'll be there myself, so I hope to see some of you guys there as well!