CfP for the MariaDB, MySQL and Friends devroom FOSDEM 2023 now open

FOSDEM 2023 is happily once again going to be an in-person event, and MariaDB will be participating as part of the MariaDB, MySQL and Friends devroom. The Call for Papers is now open.

FOSDEM 2023 will take place on Sat 4 to Sun 5 February 2023 at the ULB Solbosch Campus, Brussels, Belgium.

There are some changes in the organization to previous years. MySQL and MariaDB will each be responsible for its own track, so we will divide the devroom in two sub-tracks.

For the convenience of the speakers and participants, we will not mix the two sub-tracks, and you will have the possibility to follow either track you are interested in, or of course both. …

FOSDEM22 MariaDB devroom talks

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

Sveta Smirnova (Percona)
Oli Sennhauser (FromDual)
Manuel Arostegui (Wikimedia Foundation)
Federico Razzoli (Vettabase)
Daniel Black (MariaDB Foundation)
Daniel Bartholomew (MariaDB Corporation)

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.

FOSDEM22 MariaDB devroom committee

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.

The committee

Sveta Smirnova (Percona)
Oli Sennhauser (FromDual)
Manuel Arostegui (Wikimedia Foundation)
Federico Razzoli (Vettabase)
Daniel Black (MariaDB Foundation)
Daniel Bartholomew (MariaDB Corporation)

Welcome to everyone, and we’re looking to seeing what you decide on!

CfP for the MariaDB devroom FOSDEM 2022 now open

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.

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? …

FOSDEM 2021 MariaDB is listening

FOSDEM 2021 was amazing. MariaDB had a developer room and Foundation members contributed talks to a number of other developer rooms. We were listening for ways in which MariaDB server could be improved during all these talks, regardless of which room our MariaDB Foundation staff were in.

MariaDB server developers present provided information related to recently fixed/improved items and things that are planned to be fixed.

Our interactions with the community of users present, many of which we know, gave us an opportunity to have a dialog about some of the parts of MariaDB that they would like improved.

FOSDEM 2021: Remote energy

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!

Presentations now live on YouTube

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

FOSDEM playlist

Still friends with MySQL

MariaDB Foundation got its first-ever devroom just for MariaDB Server.

MariaDB at FOSDEM 2021

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.