The MariaDB Foundation will be hosting a Server Fest on Thursday 17 November 2022. This time it’ll be a hybrid event, harnessing the energy that comes from many of the participants being present in person.
To encourage interaction, the event will be streamed live, but will not immediately be made available online, so don’t miss out on this opportunity to interact with the speakers and MariaDB members in person!
The keynote speaker will be Wikimedia Foundation’s Manuel Arostegui. The schedule and further details will be announced soon.
We start at 14:00 Paris time (CET) – 8:00am New York, 20:00 Beijing.
Well over two years ago was the last time the MariaDB Foundation staff had met. That was at FOSDEM, in February 2020. Thus, no big surprise, one of our topmost goals for 2022 was to have a staff meeting, face to face. It’s about time to oil the social relationships, to work together without connection issues, to be reminded of how work and life can be in a world where Covid isn’t the top issue.
In other words: we planned a post-pandemic Staff Meeting.
The outcome was different.
But let us start from the beginning, from the original euforia.
Seppo Jaakola is going to present the topic “MariaDB Galera Cluster Security” at the Security MariaDB Server Fest (Wed 6 April 2022).
I’m currently watching his talk. Let me share with you some details. Seppo is not talking about native MariaDB security features that are by default supported by Galera, but due to the distributed cluster topology additional security related measures are needed. He talks about cluster topology, cluster communication security, Galera enhancement Data at REST encryption and the new 10.9 feature Node screening by IP Allowlist.
Do you have questions to ask Seppo?
Things happen, schedules change. I don’t want to bother you with details, so you’ll have to take my word for it: Events related to Russia invading Ukraine have caused us to delay our Security themed MariaDB Server Fest with a week, from Wed 30 March to Wed 6 April 2022.
This is probably the mildest of the consequences of the ongoing war. Nonetheless, we apologise for the inconvenience.
Mark your calendars! On
Wed 30 March 2022 Wed 6 April 2022, we will have the first MariaDB Server MiniFest of the year. The theme of the day is security, in all its shapes and forms – as long as it is relevant to the MariaDB Server user base.
Submit your paper by 1 March 2022, if your work on security is of interest to the MariaDB ecosystem. We have ongoing discussions with a number of great presenters already, but submissions are welcome.
FOSDEM, one of the premier free and open source events on the calendar, is taking place this weekend, Saturday 5 February to Sunday 6 February. The MariaDB devroom will be taking place on the Saturday.
Thanks to the committee, consisting of
for their valuable feedback.
The schedule is:
Take a look at the schedule on the FOSDEM site for any last-minute changes, as well as links to the videos and chatrooms.
We are pleased to announce the FOSDEM22 MariaDB devroom committee.
In February 2022, MariaDB will be hosting its second dedicated devroom at FOSDEM, and the committee have the job of narrowing down the submissions to choose the most interesting final selection for the FOSDEM and MariaDB communities.
Last year the number of submissions far exceeded the available slots, as it had in earlier years when MariaDB participated as part of the joint MySQL, MariaDB and Friends devroom, and we hope not to let the committee off easy this year.
Welcome to everyone, and we’re looking to seeing what you decide on!
MariaDB is happy to again be hosting a devroom at FOSDEM 2022. This year’s event will be the second virtual FOSDEM, and the MariaDB devroom will take place on Saturday 5 February 2022. The deadline for submissions is very soon, 21 December 2021.
FOSDEM is one of the highlights of the calendar, aimed at free and open-source developers, and is free to attend, with no registration necessary.
Engineering and DBA-related topics such as:
- best practices
- migrating to MariaDB
- MariaDB features
- optimising on particular hardware
are particularly welcome, but the committee (being announced soon) will consider any submissions of interest to the broader MariaDB community.