What a FOSDEM weekend in Brussels! This was MariaDB Foundation’s best FOSDEM ever, although it wasn’t a FOSDEM at all. Confused? Stay tuned.
The highlight in several respects was the live migration of the Cantamen cluster from MySQL 5.7 to MariaDB 10.11.
Currently, cantamen operates a MySQL 5.7 master-slave-replication cluster as backbone for our Carsharing system software solution “EBuS”. We are the leading provider in this market serving some 10.000 vehicles for roughly estimated 150.000 users. Three database schemas with some 550 tables fill about 412 GB of hard disk space on the 128-GB-RAM-equipped servers.
Finally, a face to face FOSDEM! The encounters invigorated day-to-day work for all of MariaDB Foundation, even those of us not present in Brussels.
With three years since last time, it felt like it was about time to see the familiar FOSDEM faces live again. Finally, last weekend gave us a chance to do what one had come to take for granted – meet in packed devrooms, hear the latest, chat in corridors, exchange thoughts and make plans at Brussels cafés and restaurants.
The MariaDB, MySQL and Friends room was back together in one room, having been separated virtually.
MariaDB is at FOSDEM 2023, and it’s great to be back for the in-person event in Brussels for the first time since 2020. We’ll be participating in the MariaDB, MySQL and friends devroom. If you’re here in person, come see us live in room K.3.201 on Sunday morning, or come hang out at anytime our stand at Building K Level 1 Group B Stand 8.
And if you’re not enjoying the Belgian culinary delights and the rain in person, everything will be livestreamed, as well as available on video at a later stage. …
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. …
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
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.
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.
Welcome to everyone, and we’re looking to seeing what you decide on!
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.
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? …