The 2017 MariaDB Developers Conference is crossing the ocean this year, and will be taking place in New York, from 9 to 10 April.
The unconference will last for two days and you can join for the whole time, or as little time as you wish.
The schedule of this unconference will be drafted in a public spreadsheet. Initially, anyone attending can help set the schedule by adding sessions, as well as voting for sessions they’re interested in, by incrementing the vote counter. Based on this, the schedule will be drawn up.
BNY Mellon are kindly hosting this years event. If you want to attend, please sign up on the event page at Meetup.com.
The event is free of charge. We recommend you stay in a hotel near the venue.
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.
This event is intended for current and future MariaDB developers specifically. If you are a developer in general who uses MariaDB in your software, you should primarily attend the M|17 MariaDB User Conference instead.
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. If you want to contribute to MariaDB and drive certain features, a good way to start your participation in the project is by attending the Developers Conference.
Sign up for the MariaDB Developers Conference here.
M|17, the MariaDB User Conference, will be taking place immediately after, so you will be able to easily attend both events. This is the first MariaDB user conference, and will be held on April 11-12, 2017 at the Conrad Hotel in Lower Manhattan, New York City. Register for M|17 here.
The New York MySQL Group is also organizing a meetup on the evening of Monday April 10, after the end of the unconference. See details and sign up on their Meetup page.