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MySQL & Friends Devroom – schedule 2016

Event Speakers Start End


  Growing the MySQL Ecosystem
How do we get more of 'us'?
Dave Stokes 10:30 10:50
  MySQL 5.7 & JSON
New Opportunities for Developers
Morgan Tocker 10:55 11:15
  What's new in MySQL 5.7? Norvald H. Ryeng 11:20 12:00
  MySQL Group Replication or how good theory gets into better practice
Tiago Jorge 12:05 12:25
  ANALYZE for statements: MariaDB's new tool for diagnosing the optimizer Sergei Petrunia 12:30 12:50
  Rolling out Global Transaction IDs at Dropbox René Cannaò 12:55 13:15
  MariaDB CONNECT Storage Engine
Simplify heterogeneous data access
Serge Frezefond 13:20 13:40
  More on gdb for MySQL DBAs
Using gdb to study MySQL internals and as a last resort
Valerii Kravchuk 13:45 14:05
  Clusternaut: Orchestrating Percona XtraDB Cluster with Kubernetes Raghavendra Prabhu 14:10 14:50
  Reliable crash detection and failover with Orchestrator Shlomi Noach 14:55 15:15
What can we do with it?
Oli Sennhauser 15:20 15:40
  MySQL operations in Docker
A quick guide for the uninitiated
Giuseppe Maxia 15:45 16:05
  Introducing new SQL syntax and improving performance with preparse Query Rewrite Plugins Sveta Smirnova 16:10 16:30
  MySQL Parallel Replication: inventory, use-case and limitations Jean-François Gagné 16:35 17:15
  TokuDB in 15 Minutes, What You Need to Know Jervin R 17:20 17:40
  The Query Rewrite Plugin Interface
Writing Your Own Plugin
Martin Hansson 17:45 18:05
  Galera Replication Demistified
How does it work ?
Frédéric Descamps 18:10 18:30

We have received 40 submissions

The Call for Papers is over !

Thank you to all of you who have submitted a talk for the Fosdem 2016 MySQL & Friends devroom !

We received 40 talks that will be sent to the committee for review. Then as soon as the talks we be rated, we will contact all the submitters to let them know if their talk(s) was approved or not.

Be patient ! ;-)

Thank you again, this will be an awesome event !


FOSDEM MySQL & Friends Devroom CfP is open !


FOSDEM 2016 edition will be held January 30 and 31 in Brussels like every year since 2000.

The MySQL & Friends Devroom is back on Saturday from 9.00AM.

What is FOSDEM? It stands for the “Free and Open Source Software Developers’ European Meeting.” It’s a free event that offers open-source communities a place to meet, share ideas and collaborate.

CfP is open until December 1st!

Don’t forget to submit your sessions (submit here, don’t forget to select MySQL track) trackbefore December and see you soon in Brussels to discover amazing stuff related to MySQL and have some beers with Friends!

This year we propose two different types of talks :

  • 20 min session (15 slots)
  • 40 min session (3 slots)


Choose 20 or 40 timeminutes for the talk.



Don’t forget the Abstract in the description (second tab).

MySQL & Friends Devroom for Fosdem 2016

Hi all MySQL afficionados !

I just wanted to keep you informed that Fosdem’s organization opened the proposals for Devrooms.

As every year now, we submitted our participation. As soon as our devroom will be approved, the Call For Papers will be published.

Stay tuned for more information.

Cheers !

Last minute change in the Schedule

Dear MySQL Friends,

Unfortunately, this year we won’t have the pleasure to attend Raghu’s show. Indeed, he couldn’t apply in time for his Visa.

I would like to thank Andrew Morgan to have accepted to present his talk “MySQL & NoSQL – best of both worlds” to replace “ENOMEM: Will databases ever stop asking for more memory” from Raghu.

Respecting the logic, the next talk should have been “Introduction to MySQL Binlog Events” from Neha Kumari, but once again it was too late for Visa appliance.
Logically, Andrew was the next one and he agrred to present his talk even if the notification was very short.

The final schedule is:

Event Speakers Start End


Welcome to MySQL & Friends Devroom Frédéric Descamps 09:00 09:15
ProxySQL : High Availability and High Performance Proxy for MySQL René Cannaò 09:15 09:35
Web mapping with MySQL
An introduction to MySQL GIS
Norvald H. Ryeng 09:40 10:00
Using MySQL Global Transaction IDs in Production Stephane Combaudon 10:05 10:25
Pseudo GTID and easy replication management Shlomi Noach 10:30 10:50
Zooming in on the New MySQL Group Replication Plugin Luis Soares 10:55 11:15
Docker and MySQL
Fun and bad practice
Erkan Yanar 11:20 11:40
Understanding & using authentication plugins Colin Charles 11:45 12:05
Moving to the NoSQL side: MySQL JSON functions Sveta Smirnova 12:10 12:30
Undelete rows from the binary log
a hacking session
Frédéric Descamps 12:35 12:55
Multi-threaded replication in MySQL 5.6 and 5.7 Stephane Combaudon 13:00 13:20
The New MySQL Replication Features in MySQL 5.7 and Beyond Luis Soares 13:25 13:45
Materialized Views for MySQL
Using Flexviews for MySQL
Justin Swanhart 13:50 14:10
Character encoding: breaking and unbreaking your data Maciej Dobrzanski 14:15 14:35
gdb tips and tricks for MySQL DBAs
How gdb can help you to solve MySQL problems
Valerii Kravchuk 14:40 15:00
Visualizing benchmark data with R and gpplot2 Peter Boros 15:05 15:25
Capacity metrics in daily MySQL checks Vlad Fedorkov 15:30 15:50
Performance Schema for MySQL Troubleshooting Sveta Smirnova 15:55 16:15
MySQL & NoSQL – best of both worlds Andrew Morgan 16:20 16:40

MySQL & Friends Community Dinner

My dear colleagues,  Liz van DijkDimitri VanoverbekeKenny Gryp, also known as the “Party Team” are organizing the “Fosdem MySQL & Friends Devroom Community Dinner” !

Like last year, we’ll be renting a private space to allow for easy socializing. However, in light of this year’s 20th Anniversary of MySQL in May, as well as MariaDB’s 5th Anniversary in February, we want to take things to the next level, and give the night a true community feel. Our new location is available to us until 2AM, and is part of the ICAB buildings, closer to the ULB (more detailed directions on the eventbrite page).

As such, prepare for an evening of food prepared for the Community, by the Community. That’s right, your hosts will be firing up the pizza ovens and serve you all with the best pizzas Belgium has to offer.

The listed ticket price includes all-you-can-eat pizza (or until we run out… go ahead, we dare you), as well as a great selection of Belgian specialty beers and other beverages. We’ll make sure that vegetarians have plenty of options, but anyone intending to join us with special dietary requirements, please let us know ahead of time!

As you stuff yourselves with glorious amounts of pizza, be sure to leave some room for dessert, as there will be a special birthday surprise in celebration of MySQL’s 20th and MariaDB’s 5th anniversaries.

In the interest of transparency: The price we’ve set is based on an assumption of a certain amount of people attending, based on last year’s attendance. If the amount of people ends lower than our target, and we end up having a surplus, any remaining funds will be donated to the Fosdem organization like last year.

The reason we charge money up front is two-fold:

1) We need to be able to give ourselves a rough estimate of the amount of attendees ahead of time, so we can make sure we buy/prepare enough ingredients for everyone to enjoy. Free signups tend to make that number a bit less reliable. We want to make sure there is enough food to go around for everyone attending!

2) Stress-free financials on the night of the dinner! We all know the effects of Belgian Beer on arithmetic skills. Flash your ticket, get your food.

We’re looking forward to meeting you all again at Fosdem and the Community Dinner. See you then!

Please register on Eventbrite_Logo_Small

We also want to say a big thank you to the sponsors of that main event:



and to ICAB Brussels – Business and Technology Incubator