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FOSDEM MySQL & Friends Devroom – Call for Papers ends December 1st !

Hi all,

The Fosdem MySQL & Friends devroom Committee is now completed and you can find it on http://www.mysqlandfriends.eu/committee/

As you can see some old friends are back in the Committee and we have also new names. As usual all big 3 MySQL distributions are present in the Committee and several Community Members are completing the list.

Back to the topic of this article, the CfP will end on December 1st to let us review the proposed talks, check with the speakers and prepare the schedule.

Don’t hesitate too long, please submit using https://penta.fosdem.org/submission/FOSDEM18/

Sakila greetings !

lefred.

Fosdem 2018 – MySQL & Friends Devroom: CfP is open !

Good news ! The MySQL & Friends Devroom has been accepted for Fosdem’s 2018 edition !

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

Fosden 2018’s edition will take place 3rd & 4th February in Brussels and our MySQL & Friends devroom will run on Sunday 4th. Fosdem & MySQL is a love story started 18 years ago !

The committee selecting the content for our devroom is not yet created and if you want to be part of this experience, just send me an email (candidate at mysqlandfriends dot eu) before Oct 20th .

If you want to join the Committee you have to align with the following conditions:

– planning to be present at Fosdem
– having a link with MySQL’s Ecosystem
– have some time to review and rate talks
– be an ambassador for the event by promoting it

The Call for Paper is open, you can already submit your proposal using Fosdem’s submission tool.

Marketing and sales talks are not welcome, focus on the engineering, the operations and of course the developers.

Don’t forget to specify the track (MySQL and Friends devroom) and set the duration to 20 mins (short but intense ;-) )!

Thank you, and see you soon in Brussels !

lefred.

FOSDEM MySQL Community Dinner 2017 – Update

The FOSDEM MySQL & Friends Community Dinner 2017 is sold out. In the first 24 hours of opening up the registration for the dinner, we sold more than 40 of the 63 total tickets!

I quickly wanted to take some time again to thank our sponsors, who help keep this event possible and affordable:



 

 


Wondering how to get there from Fosdem?

The venue itself is located very close to the VUB. You can find the route to get there right here.

The total distance from the ULB campus is about 2.3km, so you could walk there, but it might be more comfortable to take the tram.

Tram 7 and 25 depart from the “Cambre Etoile” stop regularly (every few minutes), and will take you up to “Hansen-Soulie”, where you need to get out, and walk the remaining 200m. The tram ride takes about 9 minutes.


For the 63 people that were able to book a ticket for the dinner: see you on Saturday.

MySQL & Friends Community Dinner 2017 – Looking for sponsors

Hi dear MySQL Community,

I would like to start this post by saying thanks to our sponsors:


Unfortunately, we are missing one sponsor and to not increase the ticket price but at the same time keep the level of quality for food then promised and the same diversity for our world famous Belgian beer patrimony, we are still looking for one or two extra sponsors.

If you are interested, please contact @gryp, @dim0, @tomdecooman or myself and we already thank you in advance.

Don’t forget to register for the Community Dinner on eventbrite !

MySQL & Friends Community Dinner 2017

FOSDEM is happening again in Brussels, and as usual, there will there be a MySQL and Friends Devroom. We can’t really imagine having a FOSDEM without having a MySQL and Friends Community Dinner, so here we are again..

Like the last couple of years, we have rented the same private space at ICAB, more detailed directions below.

The listed ticket price includes a selection of Belgian Speciality Beers and food will be Belgian food served by a new (and improved) caterer: Koken Met Klaas.

If you have any dietary requirements (vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free,…) please let us know ahead of time when buying the ticket as we need to inform the caterer who wil make the necessary accommodations for you.

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 the caterer prepares enough food 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.
  3. Costs went up a lot this year, especially due to the catering we now have (expect very good food!). Therefore we had to raise the ticket prices as well as had to find a couple more sponsors to keep ticket prices reasonably low

We also want to dedicate this event in loving memory of Liz, who is on a road trip and is unlikely to come back to Belgium.

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

Sponsors
Once again, we want to thank our generous sponsors, whose help makes this affordable at such a great price.
Community Sponsors:






 

 

Other Sponsors:

ICAB Brussels – Business and Technology Incubator


Wondering how to get there from Fosdem?

The venue itself is located very close to the VUB. You can find the route to get there right here.

The total distance from the ULB campus is about 2.3km, so you could walk there, but it might be more comfortable to take the tram.

Tram 7 and 25 depart from the “Cambre Etoile” stop regularly (every few minutes), and will take you up to “Hansen-Soulie”, where you need to get out, and walk the remaining 200m. The tram ride takes about 9 minutes.

pre-Fosdem’17 MySQL Day

Oracle’s  MySQL Community Team is organizing a pre-Fosdem MySQL Day on Friday 3rd February 2017.

The event is free (like in beer) for all participants but as seating is limited, registration is required.

Come to meet MySQL engineers and listen to them talking about new MySQL 8.0’s features. Some of Percona’s experienced staff will also deliver some talks on troubleshooting, architecture, …

And finally, Booking.com will also share their user experience with the audience.

What else to start the Fosdem Week-end in the best way ?

Agenda and registration can be found on lefred’s blog !

FOSDEM’17 MySQL & Friends Devroom, the schedule

This year, the MySQL & Friends Devroom will be held on Saturday 4th February 2017.

After having received a lot of submission (the highest amount ever!), with MySQL Community Team, we decided to organize and extra MySQL day that will take place at ICAB Incubator, 4 Rue des Pères Blancs in Brussels (same location as the MySQL Community Dinner). More to come on this day in a future blog post.

So back to the MySQL & Friends Devroom, the Committee high rated the following talks:

Event Speakers Start End

Saturday

MySQL & Friends Devroom
Welcome
Frédéric Descamps 10:00 10:30
Optimizing MySQL without SQL or touching my.cnf Maxim Bublis 10:30 10:50
Applying profilers to MySQL
From PMP to perf, and why performance_schema is not a replacement in all cases
Valerii Kravchuk 11:00 11:20
Instrumenting plugins for Performance Schema markleith 11:30 11:50
sysbench 1.0: teaching an old dog new tricks Alexey Kopytov 12:05 12:25
Introducing gh-ost: GitHub’s triggerless, painless schema migrations for MySQL Shlomi Noach 12:35 12:55
Autopsy of an automation disaster Jean-François Gagné 13:05 13:25
Honeypot your database
And easy method to detect if you’ve been hacked
Georgi Kodinov (Joro) 13:35 13:55
The Proxy Wars – MySQL Router, ProxySQL, MariaDB MaxScale Colin Charles 14:05 14:25
Painless MySQL HA, Scalability and Flexibility with Ansible, MHA and ProxySQL Miklos Mukka Szel 14:35 14:55
Inexpensive Datamasking for MySQL with ProxySQL
data anonymization for developers
Frédéric Descamps, René Cannaò 15:05 15:25
Speeding Up Analytical Queries in MariaDB
CTE’s and Window Functions Highlight
Vicențiu Ciorbaru 15:35 15:55
Data Analytics with MySQL, Apache Spark and Apache Drill Alexander Rubin 16:05 16:25
Group Replication: A Journey to the Group Communication Core Alfranio 16:35 16:55
Fine tuning Group Replication for performance Vitor Oliveira 17:05 17:25
Mix ‘n’ Match Async and Group Replication for Advanced Replication Setups Pedro Gomes 17:35 17:55
MyRocks: the RocksDB storage engine for MySQL Mark Callaghan 18:05 18:25
MyRocks in production at Facebook Yoshinori Matsunobu 18:30 18:50

 

Update: After each talk, you have 5 mins for questions and we have a 5 mins buffer to swap speaker and video recording.

Fosdem 2017’s MySQL & Friends Devroom Call for Papers is now open !

Hi all MySQL & Friends fans,

I’ve the pleasure to announce you that the CfP for MySQL & Friends Devroom for Fosdem 2017 is now open.

FOSDEM 2017 edition will be held February 4 and 5 in Brussels like every year since 2000.

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

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 6th (St Nicolas)!

The submission can be done using https://fosdem.org/submit.

If you don’t have an account yet, you must create one entering your personal details like email that we will use to contact you.

Then, after login, you can create an Event and don’t forget to select “MySQL and Friends devroom” or your submission will be lost maybe for ever.

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The duration for the talks are only 20 minutes ! (don’t forget to select it)

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And finally don’t forget to add an abstract:

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For people that doesn’t know it yet, MySQL & Friends Devroom is not the usual conference . Sales and Marketing talks are not welcome. Creativity and hard-code sessions are what we expect. If you have created tools or hacked MySQL, MariaDB or Percona Server, your history interests us and all the attendees as well.

Don’t hesitate to spread the word, we would like to receive even more submission than last year, we have a record to break !

You can find the names of the Committee members that will rate your talks on this page.

lefred.