FOSDEM filming party

Dear FOSDEM fans! No f2f or even hybrid FOSDEM 2022 – we hear that with a combination of resigned sadness and understanding for those responsible of having 8000 people gather in one space. We would probably have come to the same conclusion, in their shoes.

At the same time, we keep hearing how so many good presenters suffer from online fatigue, and the lack of physical meetings. So we have a test balloon, that we’d like to launch – particularly into the MariaDB and database communities at FOSDEM.

What if MariaDB Foundation organised an informal f2f event two weeks prior to FOSDEM? …

ServerFest Two Weeks Later

Update your calendars: The MariaDB ServerFest has moved to be two weeks later, Tue-Wed 5.-6. October 2021. We hope the new dates fit your calendar!

Technical reasons

The postponement is due to what is usually called “technical reasons”, which is an expression intended to obscure any underlying facts. In our case, we don’t need to obscure, but can openly disclose the reasoning and point to a few late speaker submissions and one early newborn.

YAMB = Yet Another MariaDB Baby

The early newborn is my son Felix. Before we knew his gender, he went under the description “October Revolution”.

Join our Server Fest 21-22 Sep 2021!

Update: MariaDB Server Fest 2021 will be held on the 5th and 6th of October 2021. You can find more information in this blog post.

It is time to feast! More specifically, it is time for the next full MariaDB Server Fest two weeks from now, 21-22.9.2021. Register for it! Plan for attending individual talks! And warm yourself up by watching our cool video – “forget everything you know!”. 

We used to do UnConferences for contributors

You may recall that we at the MariaDB Foundation did our first MariaDB Server Fest in September 2020.

MariaDB Server Fest 2021 – CFP – Make a submission

The Call for Papers for MariaDB Server Fest 2021 is open until the end of Sunday 22 August 2021. We’d like you to put in a submission.

MariaDB Server 10.6 hit Stable recently and the Server Engineering Team is quite proud of some of the innovation there. During the MariaDB Server Fest and we’ll be listening to some those.

The innovation that we’d like to hear from is yours. Users of MariaDB everywhere are applying innovation in the way they use MariaDB all the time. Your innovation may include new technologies integrated with MariaDB, new topographies, or new architectures, and presenting on how you have used these to solve the real problems would be ideal for our Server Fest.

MariaDB Server Fest 21-22 Sep 2021

Update: MariaDB Server Fest 2021 will be held on the 5th and 6th of October 2021. You can find more information in this blog post.

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.

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 

MariaDB at Percona Live Online

Good news is that the MariaDB Foundation and members of the MariaDB community are participating in Percona Live Online on the 12th – 13th of May, and we are excited to interact with you there. This year there’s a dedicated MariaDB Community track, as well as sessions spread throughout the conference. There’s a diverse range of topics, and a few tutorials to go a little deeper. Here’s a selection of MariaDB-related sessions you can expect at Percona Live Online:

— First Day —

12th May, 06:30 – 07:00 EDT (UTC -4)
Daniel Black – MariaDB Foundation
Logical mariadb-dump –system migration

12th May, 11:00 – 12:00 EDT (UTC -4)
Valerii Kravchuk – MariaDB Corporation
Monitoring and Tracing MySQL or MariaDB Server With Bpftrace

12th May, 13:00 – 13:30 EDT (UTC -4)
Vicentiu Ciorbaru – MariaDB Foundation
What’s new in 10.6

12th May, 13:30 – 14:30 EDT (UTC -4)
Kaj Arnö – MariaDB Foundation
Collaboration in Open Source: A Q&A on GitHub, Jira, Zulip and Knowledge Base

12th May, 14:30 – 15:00 EDT (UTC -4)
Vicentiu Ciorbaru – MariaDB Foundation
JSON additions in MariaDB – featuring JSON_TABLE

12th May, 15:00 – 15:30 EDT (UTC -4)
Anna Widenius – MariaDB Foundation
Virtual work and leadership in the time of pandemics

12th May, 15:30 – 16:00 EDT (UTC -4)
Vicentiu Ciorbaru – MariaDB Foundation
MariaDB ColumnStore – A columnar storage engine, first class citizen in MariaDB

12th May, 16:00 – 17:00 EDT (UTC -4)
Federico Razzoli – Vettabase
Automating MariaDB deployments with Ansible

12th May, 17:00 – 18:00 EDT (UTC -4)
Valerii Kravchuk – MariaDB Corporation
Flame Graphs for MySQL DBAs

— Second Day —

13th May, 07:30 – 08:00 EDT (UTC -4)
Krunal Bauskar – Huawei
Open Source Databases and ARM

13th May, 08:30 – 09:00 EDT (UTC -4)
Pedro Albuquerque – TransferWise
MariaDB High Availability in a Cocktail Mix with Envoy and Orchestrator

13th May, 09:00 – 09:30 EDT (UTC -4)
Robert Bindar – MariaDB Foundation
MariaDB Notebooks in JupyterHub

13th May, 11:30 – 12:00 EDT (UTC -4)
Ian Gilfillan – MariaDB Foundation
When and why to use MariaDB: Key Features in 10.0 to 10.5

13th May, 12:00 – 12:15 EDT (UTC -4)
Kaj Arnö – MariaDB Foundation
Collaboration in Open Source: A Jungle that needs Structure

Webinar: AI in MariaDB with MindsDB

MindsDB is an AutoML framework that lets software engineers do machine learning, without having to go through the whole data science pipeline. Additionally, MindsDB has done a seamless integration with MariaDB, by making use of the Connect Storage Engine.

If you want to learn more about how you can do AI straight from inside MariaDB, register for the webinar on 18th of May 16:00 GMT. MariaDB Foundation, together with MindsDB will cover the following topics in detail:

  • Why AI inside the database makes sense
  • How MariaDB is built to facilitate AI integrations.