MariaDB in Greece

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The Caryatids on the south porch of the Erechtheion (420 BC), Athens, Greece

I suppose I should probably say “MariaDB στην Ελλάδα” which, according to Google Translate, is Greek for “MariaDB in Greece”. We’re still finalizing the arrangements, but I’m pleased to announce that the next Monty Program-sponsored MariaDB Developer Meeting will be held in (or near) Athens, Greece. Update: See below for hotel/location information.

Monty Program tries to hold two MariaDB Developer Conferences / Monty Program company meetings each year. The most recent one was held in Portugal this past March and it’s past time for another one. Monty Program is a virtual company with employees scattered all around the world, and these meetings give us a chance to both get together with each other and to meet with other MariaDB developers and users.

The conference dates are Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, 11-13 November 2011. Most of us will be arriving on the 10th and leaving on the 15th. We will have an excursion day on Monday the 14th.

If you live in Greece, or would simply like to join us, please do! Nearly all of our conference sessions are open to the public, no registration required (but we would appreciate a heads up, just so we can make sure we have enough seats and power outlets). At past meetings we’ve had people from around the world join us, and we would like to continue that tradition.

As at past meetings, there will be three tracks: one focused on MariaDB development, a community track, and a documentation/infrastructure track. So there should be something of interest for anyone who would like to become involved in making MariaDB (and MySQL) better.

We’re working on the schedule right now. If there’s something you feel we should discuss, or if you are planning on attending let us know!

Update, 8 Nov 2011: I’ve posted the agendas for each day of the conference to the MariaDB Developer Meeting – Athens page of the AskMonty Knowledgebase. Notes from the various sessions will be posted to this category during the conference.


Hotel Information

We’re going to be at the Best Western Hotel Fenix in Glyfada. They’re located 24Km from the Athens International Airport and are a 20 minute drive from the center of Athens (at least, according to their website).

Hotel contact info:

Best Western Hotel Fenix
1-3 Artemisiou str., Glyfada, Athens, Greece 166-75
Phone: +30 210 8914000
Fax: +30 210 8914099

You can reserve your room at (or on the hotel website).

See you there!

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Daniel Bartholomew is the MariaDB Release Manager. He has written two MariaDB-related books: Getting Started with MariaDB (now in it's 2nd Edition) and the MariaDB Cookbook, both published by Packt.