MariaDB Server Fest 21-22 Sep 2021

Mark your calendars! Register for the MariaDB Server Fest 2021 in September. This year’s edition of our online conference has now got a time (Tue-Wed 21-22 Sep 2021) and a place (the web, like last year).

And, attention all potential presenters: We have just opened our Call for Papers. Like last year, the conference is aimed at all users of MariaDB Server, and we invite presenters to give talks on all topics around MariaDB Server. The logistics are similar, with pre-recorded talks and interactive Q&A sessions and panels, enabling interactivity in chat rooms and video rooms.

MariaDB Cloud MiniFest Wed 9 June 2021

Time for another MariaDB Server MiniFest! It will be on Wednesday 9 June 2021, so do mark your calendars. Our topic is the MariaDB in the Cloud. Again, we have a number of high-profile presenters lined up, to present the various cloud solutions for MariaDB. Our goalto help you better navigate the skies.

Role models: The Server Minifests in Dec 2020, Mar 2021

The Cloud MiniFest follows the format of our Dec 2020 MariaDB Server MiniFest on the Release Policy and the Mar 2021 

Google Summer of Code 2021

Good news, for you and for us: We have been approved for this year’s edition of Google Summer of Code!

What is Google Summer of Code?

Quoting https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Google_Summer_of_Code:

The Google Summer of Code, often abbreviated to GSoC, is an international annual program in which Google awards stipends to students who successfully complete a free and open-source software coding project during the summer. The program is open to university students aged 18 or over. It was first held from May to August 2005. 

Percona Live Online – MariaDB Call for Papers

Introducing the MariaDB Community Room

Good news: At Percona Live Wed-Thu 12-13 May 2021, there will be a separate track for MariaDB. It’s called the MariaDB Community Room. Matt Yonkovit and Bronwyn Campbell of Percona tell us they have some changes in store for this year’s online-only edition, one of them being a more clear distinction of tracks. This is good news for the users of MariaDB Server.

MariaDB in the General Track vs MariaDB Room

There will be some MariaDB related presentations in the general track, on topics of general interest to all audiences.

MariaDB HA MiniFest Wed 24 Mar 2021

Mark your calendar on Wednesday 24 March 2021! Topic: the MariaDB Server MiniFest on High Availability. We have a number of high-profile presenters already lined up, to present the various HA solutions in MariaDB. Our goal: to help you pick the best one.

Role model: The Server Minifest in Dec 2020

The HA MiniFest follows the format of our Dec 2020 MariaDB Server MiniFest on the Release Policy. We start at 14:00 Paris time (CET) – 9:00am New York, 21:00 Beijing.

FOSDEM 2021: Remote energy

You can take FOSDEM out of Brussels, but you cannot take the Brussels out of FOSDEM. Meeting virtually is different, but FOSDEM once again succeeded in invigorating spirits and building bonds between developers.

Picture on top: myself “at FOSDEM” 2021. Missing the crowds, but still getting interaction!

Presentations now live on YouTube

The MariaDB presenters, the MariaDB Devroom organising committee and the team at MariaDB Foundation put considerable effort into all MariaDB talks at FOSDEM. The 24 MariaDB related talks are now all available on-line as a YouTube playlist on https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLaJ5BwLUdDZ-JQME9xbO2UD3uvBXnizM1

FOSDEM playlist

Still friends with MySQL

MariaDB Foundation got its first-ever devroom just for MariaDB Server.

Poll: Help steer MariaDB Server

Our first poll is your chance to influence how MariaDB Foundation thinks about where we should focus our limited resources. What is most important for you: that we increase our efforts in fixing bugs? That we take the existing features, and make them faster? That we take the existing features, and make them easier to use? Or that we develop new functionality?

Rate each of the four items with up to five stars!

How To FOSDEM 2021

Your key URLs on how to attend

The purpose of this page

FOSDEM is hard to arrange and attend. Finding your way amongst 8000 people and oodles of buildings and rooms in Brussels is not easy.