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MySQL & Friends devroom will be present during Fosdem 2017 !

Good news ! The MySQL & Friends Devroom has been accepted for Fosdem’s 2017 edition !

mysql_and_friendsThis event is a real success story for the MySQL ecosystem, the content, the speakers and the attendees are growing every year.

Fosdem’s organization left out som e long time participants to give other projects a chance as welll to be present at this massive event. Hopefully we were accepted as MySQL is present at Fosdem since the very first editions.

The 2017’s edition will take place 4th & 5th February in Brussels.

I’m currently forming the committee for this new edition and the CfP should open in some days. Stay tuned and prepare your trip to Belgium for the winter !


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 !