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!
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
MariaDB Foundation got its first-ever devroom just for MariaDB Server.
Today FOSDEM has started! Attend the live sessions happening in the MariaDB devroom (10-18 CET) – and chat about the sessions. Visit the MariaDB Stand (9:30-18) with its own chatroom. And take our poll. Note! We have video issues with the live Q&A – hope it will be fixed through FOSDEM later today. Arranging a meeting for 8000 developers is hard, and attending it can be bewildering – also online.
More notes: How To FOSDEM 2021.
Around this time each year, thousands of free and open source developers gather in Brussels for FOSDEM.
The first dedicated MariaDB devroom at FOSDEM is being held on Saturday 6 February. In previous years, the joint MySQL, MariaDB and Friends devroom has been overwhelmed with submissions. With the event going virtual, there was space for separate MySQL and MariaDB rooms this year, giving us twice as much time to showcase talks of interest to the community. We were very pleased to receive 33 submissions, although this was still far more than we had space to accommodate.
The committee, consisting of Aurélien Lequoy (68koncept), Colin Charles, Daniel Bartholomew (MariaDB Corporation), Manuel Arostegui (Wikimedia Foundation), Sveta Smirnova (Percona) and Vicențiu Ciorbaru (MariaDB Foundation) was given the task of whittling down the number, and decided on the following talks.
We are pleased to announce the FOSDEM21 MariaDB devroom committee.
In February 2021, MariaDB will for the first time be hosting a dedicated devroom at FOSDEM, and the committee are tasked with narrowing down the submitted presentations to choose the most interesting final selection for the FOSDEM and MariaDB communities.
In past years, as part of the joint MySQL, MariaDB and Friends devroom, the number of submissions far exceeded the available slots, and we look forward to burdening the committee with a similar problem this year.
Welcome to everyone, and we can’t wait to see what you decide on!
Earlier this week we were happy to announce that MariaDB will have its own devroom at FOSDEM21, taking place on 6 February 2021, and now the CfP is open.
FOSDEM is free to attend, and no registration is necessary. It’s aimed at free and open-source developers, so engineering and DBA-related topics such as:
- best practices
- migrating to MariaDB
- MariaDB features
- optimising on particular hardware
are all welcome. Submissions that miss the mark, such as marketing talks, are not welcome.
We are expecting far more submissions than we can accommodate, so we are looking for 20 minute talks (with an extra 5m for questions) to accommodate as many high-quality speakers as possible.
The MariaDB Server Fest is approaching fast and registration is now open. We’ve been busy fine tuning things according to the input we got during the Call for Attendance, as well as selecting the final talks.
We have an excellent series of sessions lined up. Whether you’re interested in best practices, migration, new features, use cases, or the latest on hardware innovations and MariaDB, there’ll be something for you when it kicks off on 14 September.
Join our Online Conference in September! In three different time zones, we will meet users of MariaDB Server for two packed days of presentations, interactions and insights.
The Call for Papers is open. And we have a favour to ask everyone considering attending: Please fill in our Call for Attendance survey! We need your help to ensure that we do logistics right when it comes to timing and formats, that we cover all topics that interest you, and that we prepare interactivity and tools in the best possible way.
Registration is not open yet.
For a large Open Source project to survive, it needs the right testing infrastructure in place. Because of this, the MariaDB Foundation made the whole build system a community shared resource. In this talk we will show how we have accomplished this and how the community can benefit.