It is great to see more companies come online around the technology. Last week O'Reilly announced the dates for the O'Reilly MySQL Conference & Expo, April 11-14, 2011. I continue to see a lot of enthusiasm around the community. At OSCON I have a tutorial on Drizzle occurring (along with ones on Gearman, and libMemcached).
In the fall SQL Camp will be coming to Boston. SQL Camp began its life as being MySQL only, but quickly became a clearing house for all topics SQL (and even some non-SQL).