2017-2 Developers Unconference and Related Events, Shenzhen

(A Chinese version of this post is available here).

The 2nd 2017 MariaDB Developers Unconference will be our first in Asia, and will take place in Shenzhen, China, along with two related events:

13 November – New contributor day
14-15 November – Developers Unconference
16-17 November – Patch review days
Provisional Schedule

Shannon are kindly hosting the event. If you want to attend, please sign up on the event page at Meetup.com.

All events are free of charge to attend. We recommend you stay in a hotel near the venue.

New contributor day

The 13th of November will be a day dedicated to new developers. If you have been interested in contributing to MariaDB, but don’t know where to start, or have made some minor contributions and want to deepen you knowledge of the way MariaDB development works, this is the day to attend. Prior knowledge of C/C++ is required. Bring your own laptop! Both English and Mandarin will be catered for.

Developers Unconference

The 14th and 15th of November will be the traditional unconference. Anyone interested in contributing (code or otherwise) to the MariaDB open source project is welcome to join. You don’t need to be a core developer to attend. This is an open community and we welcome new contributors who are willing to learn and work in the open source way.

There will be in depth presentations and discussions on various topics related to MariaDB open source development.

The event is an unconference, with lots of opportunities for discussions and collaboration around any topic. Performance, new features, connectors, packaging, documentation? You can help decide what. Many of the core MariaDB developers will be present and available for discussions.

The goal for the event is to provide face time among the developers, both new and old, so that they can crack hard problems or plan future features.

Patch review days

After the unconference, which features a lot of presentations and discussions, it’s time to get down to work. Two days will be devoted to patch review as in-person discussions facilitate this much faster than the regular online review process. This is also a good time to together design and implement the ideas from the days before, while they’re fresh, and while you’re still able to talk to other developers in person.

If you require a letter of invitation for a visa application, see Visa Applications for the MariaDB Developers Unconference in Shenzhen.

If you have questions about the event or about contributing to MariaDB in general, feel free to start a discussion on the MariaDB developers mailing list or the MariaDB discuss mailing list.

Sign up for the MariaDB Developers (Un)Conference here.