2019 Developers Unconference, New York

February in New York City is again MariaDB time, and the first MariaDB Developers Unconference of 2019 will take place on Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 February, with Hudson River Trading as kind hosts.

The event is free to attend and you can join for the entire weekend, or as little time as you wish. However, it is essential to sign up in advance on the event page at Meetup.com.

The schedule of this unconference is being drafted in a public spreadsheet. Please add suggestions for sessions you would like to present or lead on this spreadsheet. Read more

MariaDB Foundation at Percona Live Europe 2018

From 5 to 7 November 2018 will be my first conference visit since taking up my new position.  The sub-title of the conference in Frankfurt is “Open Source Database Conference”, which is great and quite accurate, as there are a lot of different database systems represented.  The name is not new though…. Georg Richter, Zak Greant and I started a conference by that name well over a decade ago.

The inaugural edition of what we then called OpenDBcon in 2005 saw, among others, Gregory Burd (BerkelyDB, Sleepycat), Josh Berkus, Gavin Sherry and Peter Eisentraut (PostgreSQL), Fred Toussi (HSQLDB), Dan Debrunner (Derby), D.Richard Hipp from SQLite, people from Firebird, many people from MySQL AB and the MySQL Community, and special guest newcomer Ingres which was about to get open sourced (Feb 2006). Read more

MariaDB Foundation at the Google Mentor Summit


The MariaDB Foundation has had 2 projects accepted for Google Summer of Code 2018, of which one we deemed successful. Teodor Niculescu (teodorvicentiuniculescu@gmail.com)’s work was part of an effort to improve MariaDB’s query optimiser by providing faster histogram collection using equal-width histograms. His project is not yet in a release worthy state, yet we are working alongside him to get it feature complete (hopefully for our 10.4 version). We are glad that Teodor has chosen to present his work at the MariaDB Developer Unconference in Tampere and also remain within the community, although currently busy with his studies as is expected. Read more

Tampere MariaDB Developers Unconference: Reportback & Presentations

The second MariaDB Developers Unconference of 2018 was held in Tampere, Finland on 26-29 June. The event was kindly hosted by Seravo and the Crazy Town venue offered us great facilities for collaborative work and discussions. Thanks to all 27 attendees who arrived!

Present were many core developers and new contributors interested in MariaDB development from all around the world. We had attendees all the way from Japan and India and also many from Finland and other European countries.

New Developers Workshop

The first day – June 26th – was dedicated to new contributors and the topic of getting involved in MariaDB development. Read more

2018-2 Developers Unconference in Finland

This announcement is also available in Finnish. Katso myös suomenkielinen ilmoitus tapahtumasta!
We are happy to announce that the 2nd and final MariaDB Developers Unconference of 2018 will take place in Tampere, Finland during the last week of June:

  • 26 June – New Contributor Day
  • 27–28 June –Developers Unconference
  • 29 June – Patch review day

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

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Location

The event will take place in Tampere, Finland. Read more

2018 MariaDB Developers Unconference New York Presentations

The 2018 MariaDB Developers UnConference is being held in New York City on February 24 and February 25.

Below are a list of the sessions with links to slides where available. This post will be updated as slides become available.

Day One

* Welcome (Otto Kekäläinen)
* New Developers Tutorial and Best Practices (Vicențiu Ciorbaru) – slides
* Discussion: Refactoring transaction metadata storage (Marko Mäkelä) – slides
* Docker and why we should use it (Vicențiu Ciorbaru) – slides
* New 10.3 Optimizer Features (Vicențiu Ciorbaru) – slides
* MyRocks Storage Engine Status Update (Sergei Petrunia) – slides
* Group Insert (Yuan Zhang) – slides
* Cross-Engine Hot Backup (Marko Mäkelä) – slides

Day Two

* Replication internals and Ongoing and Future Projects (Andrei) – slides
* What’s new in MariaDB 10.3 for developers (Max) – slides
* Arm64 port and optimization (Sandeep) – slides
* Deep-dive: InnoDB transactions and write paths (Marko) – slides
* MySQL features missing in MariaDB (Colin) – slides
* Status of Spider patches in MariaDB 10.4 (Kentoku) – slides
* MariaDB 10.4 brainstorming (Otto) – Knowledge Base page Read more

2018 MariaDB Developers Unconference

The first MariaDB Developers Unconference of 2018 will be our second meetup in New York City, and will be taking place on Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 February.

The event is free to attend and you can join for the whole time, or as little time as you wish.

The schedule of this unconference is being drafted in a public spreadsheet. Please add suggestions for sessions you would like to present or lead on this spreadsheet.

The venue is in Manhattan (Google Maps) so that it’s easily accessible for those attending M|18. Read more

Shenzhen MariaDB Developers Unconference Reportback

Last week saw an excellent Developers Unconference, with many of the top MariaDB developers from Asia and the rest of the world attending.

Working remotely has many advantages, but there’s a certain magic to working through a difficult problem in the same room.

We were made most welcome by our hosts, Shannon Systems. The location in Shenzhen, our first Developers Unconference in Asia, gave an opportunity for a number of Chinese developers in particular to attend a MariaDB Developers event for the first time. Both Alibaba and Tencent are platinum sponsors of the MariaDB Foundation, and have contributed a number of key patches based on their experience of running some of the most heavily-used systems around, and this was the first time to meet some of their developers in person. Read more