M|18 MariaDB Users Conference and the MariaDB Developers Unconference in New York, February 2018

February 2018 sees New York City again play host to the MariaDB Users Conference, M|18. The submission deadline for the Call for Papers is October 31, so there’s still time to get your proposal in. For those attending, Early Bird pricing is applicable until the end of November. Details at https://m18.mariadb.com/.

M|18, on 26 and 27 February is for all users of MariaDB. It will be preceded on 24 and 25 of February by the 2018 MariaDB Developers Unconference, for developers of the MariaDB Server software. Details for this event will follow soon, but if you’re know you’re going to be in New York and attending the Developers Unconference, feel free to sign up so long on the Meetup page. …

Visa Applications for the MariaDB Developers Unconference in Shenzhen

If you’re attending the MariaDB Developers Unconference in Shenzhen, China and require a visa, you’ll probably need a letter of invitation as part of your application. Please supply the following information to ian@mariadb.org, and we will arrange a letter of invitation from our hosts.

Full name:
Date of Birth:
Passport number:
Passport issue date:
Passport expiry date:
Company Name:
Job Title:
Who will be covering your expenses:

You will probably also need a letter of employment from your employer, as well as a valid return ticket, but please check the requirements closely with your local embassy/consulate to make sure you have everything needed. …


(The original English version of this post is available here).

MariaDB 2017年第2次开发者大会即将在深圳召开,这是MariaDB社区第一次在亚洲地区举办开发者大会。

11月13日 — 新贡献者日
11月14~15日 — 开发者大会
11月16~17日 — Patch研讨会


11月13日是专门为新贡献者预留的一天。 如果您有兴趣成为MariaDB的贡献者,但不知道如何起步;或者已经做了一些贡献,但希望更深入地了解MariaDB的开发流程,那么这一天的会值得您参加。 参会者需要有C / C ++基础,带上笔记本电脑!会议将兼顾英语和普通话。


11月14日和15日是传统的开发者会议。欢迎任何有兴趣在MariaDB开源项目中贡献力量(代码或者其它形式的贡献)的人参加。 参与会议并不要求您是核心开发人员,这是一个开放的社区,我们欢迎那些愿意学习和参与开源的新贡献者。


在开发者会议之后,经过了大量的展示和讨论,我们需要着手工作了。这2天将用于补丁审查(Code Review),面对面的讨论比正常的在线审查流程更高效。这也是个好机会可以把前面讨论的好想法一起来设计好实现,因为这些想法还很新,您可以亲自与其他开发者进行沟通。

请在这里注册MariaDB Developers开发者大会。 …

2017-2 Developers Unconference and Related Events, Shenzhen

(A Chinese version of this post is available here).

The 2nd 2017 MariaDB Developers Unconference will be our first in Asia, and will take place in Shenzhen, China, along with two related events:

13 November – New contributor day
14-15 November – Developers Unconference
16-17 November – Patch review days
Provisional Schedule

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

All events are free of charge to attend. We recommend you stay in a hotel near the venue.

New contributor day

The 13th of November will be a day dedicated to new developers. …

2017 Developers (Un)Conference, New York

The 2017 MariaDB Developers Conference is crossing the ocean this year, and will be taking place in New York, from 9 to 10 April.

The unconference will last for two days and you can join for the whole time, or as little time as you wish.

The schedule of this unconference will be drafted in a public spreadsheet. Initially, anyone attending can help set the schedule by adding sessions, as well as voting for sessions they’re interested in, by incrementing the vote counter. Based on this, the schedule will be drawn up.

BNY Mellon are kindly hosting this years event. …

2016 MariaDB Developers Meetup Presentations

I’ve collected slides and videos from several of the presentations given at the MariaDB Developers Meetup in Amsterdam, 6-8 October 2016. This meetup was kindly hosted by Booking.com. The presentations are listed here in roughly the order they were given. If I have both the slides and video for a given talk I link to both, otherwise I just link to what I have. The video is of poor quality as it was livestreamed to Periscope from a handheld mobile phone. Network issues also mean the streams sometimes dropped and had to be restarted. I will update this post as a receive slide decks from other speakers. …

2016 MariaDB Developers Meetup

The 2016 MariaDB Developers Meetup will be taking place in Amsterdam, from 6 – 8 October.

The meetup will last for three days and you can join for the whole time, or as little time as you wish.

The schedule of this unconference will be drafted in a public spreadsheet. Initially, anyone attending can help set the schedule by adding sessions, as well as voting for session’s they’re interested in, by incrementing the vote counter. Based on this, the schedule will be drawn up.

The event venue and lunches are sponsored by Booking.com. …

Developer meeting & community meetup summary

MariaDB 10.1 shipped a few days ago, so it’s now a good time to focus on another important event. Last week we had a three day MariaDB developers meeting. It took place in Amsterdam (Oct 13-15). Meetings like this tend to have a great impact on the roadmap of the product. Booking.com was very kind to offer their facilities for the developer meeting.

Thank you Booking.com!

The day before the developer meeting there was a MySQL meetup arranged at eBay’s office in Amsterdam since, naturally, a lot of MariaDB developers were already in town for the developers meeting.