This year, for the first time in like forever, MySQL, MariaDB and Friends, will not have a dedicated Devroom at FOSDEM. (snif) Luckily that did not prevent the MySQL team to still host the Belgian MySQL Days (formerly known as the pre-FOSDEM MySQL Days). And thus we still have the opportunity to bring the community together to socialize and exchange idea’s over a Belgian beer or a glass of wine.
We continue the by now well known tradition of dining together in style with members from all over the community, and invite you to the ICAB venue (the same location as where the Belgian MySQL days are being held).
The listed ticket price includes a selection of Belgian Speciality Beers and food, which will be typical Belgian style.
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.
And of course, we definitely have not forgotten … the MySQL Community dinner!
We continue the by now well known tradition of dining together in style with members from all over the community, and invite you to the ICAB venue (the same location as where the pre-FOSDEM MySQL days are being held.
The listed ticket price includes a selection of Belgian Speciality Beers and food. If you have any dietary requirements (vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free,…) please let us know when buying the ticket as we need to inform the caterer who will make the necessary accommodations for you.
We’re looking forward to meeting you all again at FOSDEM , the pre-FOSDEM MySQL days and the Community Dinner. See you then!
We are excited to announce the schedule for the MySQL & Friends devroom at FOSDEM 2023. This year’s devroom will feature a diverse lineup of talks and presentations focused on MySQL.
The program is still in draft form as we await confirmation of accepted speakers.
We encourage you to mark your calendars and join us for what promises to be an engaging and informative event.
In addition, don’t miss the chance to extend your stay in Belgium and participate to the preFOSDEM MySQL Days that will take place on 2nd and 3rd February 2023. Registration here.
Sunday, Feb 5th
A journey to MySQL in K8s
Deep Dive into MySQL Query Performance
Configuring and limiting MySQL memory usage
Norvald H. Ryeng
Life of a Query in Vitess – Impersonating a monolithic database
On the road to managed databases – Adapt your Galera cluster setup to your needs using ProxySQL
Lower your isolation level with ProxySQL
Javier Jaramago Fernández & René Cannaò
Extending MySQL with component infrastructure – Will MySQL be out of space soon ?
Extended observability to agentless monitoring on MySQL using ProcFS UDF plugin
We tried to have a wide range of popular topics within the limits of available slots and not forgetting the spirit of FOSDEM which is the right place to promote the development and the hacking mindset.
As you know the CfP for the devroom has been open and you may have noticed that we have only half a day that we also need to share.
Therefore, we will have only 4 sessions and they should look like this:
We didn’t decide yet which of the two colors will be for which project.
Due to the very low number of sessions, we will not attempt to compose a selection committee.
Managing a committee to find the candidates, collect their decisions, communicate and especially ask for votes (and yes often these are very busy people) is a time consuming process.
For the committee, reviewing the proposed sessions is a lengthy procedure and agreeing on 16 sessions is already very complicated so only for 4…
However, you may have also noticed that there will be two pre-FOSDEM MySQL days. We will check the proposed FOSDEM MySQL Devroom session to see if there is any content that could be presented at these pre-FOSDEM MySQL days. I will then contact the speakers and invite them.
Don’t forget to submit inspiring sessions, we look forward to reading them !
FOSDEM 2023 will take place on Sat 4 – Sun 5 February 2023.
However, there are some changes in the organization. Each project will be responsible for its track, so we will divide the devroom into two sub-tracks.
For the convenience of the speakers and participants, we will not mix the two sub-tracks.
You will have the possibility to follow the track you are interested in, or of course both
The other big change is that the devroom is only half a day. This will make talk selection very complicated as MariaDB and MySQL will only have 4 sessions each !
The MariaDB, MySQL & Friends devroom will be held for half a day, probably on Sunday afternoon.
The MariaDB track will also be holding a virtual event, which will take place outside of the physical devroom times. This will be similar to last year, where a video presentation will have to be prepared well in advance of the physical event.
If you submit a proposal and it is accepted, you will be required to confirm that you accept the FOSDEM CoC. If you have any questions about the CoC or wish to have one of the devroom organizers review your presentation slides or any other content for CoC compliance, please contact us and we will do our best to assist you.
Due to a complete misunderstanding about the available slots, FOSDEM’s organization had to remove 2 talks from the previous planned agenda.
However, we didn’t want to announce to previously accepted speakers that their talks were cancelled ! Therefore, we decided, with FOSDEM’s approval, to extend the FOSDEM 2022 MySQL Devroom, opening our room on Saturday afternoon.
Two talks were then moved to Saturday and the two backup talks were immediately added to the schedule !
More work for us and our speakers but more pleasure for all the MySQL fans !
Don’t miss FOSDEM MySQL Devroom’s 2022 edition, free online conference.
We received today the notification for FOSDEM’s organization that the MySQL DevRoom is accepted for the 2022’s edition !
The MySQL DevRoom will take place on February 6th, 2022. It’s a Sunday. Like previous edition, FOSDEM will be an online event.
Due to the very short deadlines, this year an external committee cannot be created to validate, sort and vote for the proposed talks.
We will propose the best agenda respecting the ideas and precepts that have made our MySQL DevRoom one of the most popular room of FOSDEM for so many years.
The MySQL Developer room focuses on MySQL and its Ecosystem.
The call for papers for the MySQL DevRoom is now officially open !
Same rules as last year:
For obvious reasons, this year the event will not take place in a physical location but online.
The reference time will be Brussels local time (CET).
Talks will be pre-recorded, and streamed during the event – Before proposing a session, please make sure you will have the facilities (camera, microphone, network) and time to prepare, upload and review a recording during the first two weeks of January if your proposal is accepted.
Q&A session will be live after your talk.
A platform will be provided for people watching to join a common chat.
A platform will be provided for people watching to submit questions.
These rules may change as they are not yet confirmed by FOSDEM’s organization.
Because creating such event is not easy, because of the indecisive situation, etc… we are now bound by time.
Submission deadline: 31st December 2021
Announcement of selected talks: as soon as possible
Submission of recorded talks: to be determined
Devroom date: Sunday 6th February 2022
How to submit:
For this edition, we decided to have a mix of sessions. We are accepting talks of 15, 25 and 40 minutes, with time for questions afterward. The Q&A session will be live. Please, don’t forget to specify the duration in your submission.
You might be aware that the usual standard length for MySQL Devroom is 25 minutes and the majority of accepted talks will certainly be in that range but we are open to exception (explain why in your submission).
While creating your proposal, please provide the title of your talk, a short abstract, some information about yourself (eg. name, bio, photo, contact information, but remember that your profile might be already stored in Pentabarf).
It’s very important that you select the right track “MySQL devroom” and don’t forget to specify the duration.
And as usual, marketing and sales speeches are not welcome. Please focus on the engineering side, the operations and of course the developers. We want to hear how you are hacking MySQL and develop around it !
Recording of Talks:
The talks in the MySQL developer room as in other rooms must be pre-recorded.
Speakers have to submit a recording of their talk to the devroom in Pentabarf (if the talk is accepted and when recorded, not during the proposal) and be available for Q&A during the event.
By participating in the event you agree to the publication of your recordings, slides and other content provided under the same license as all FOSDEM content (CC-BY).
In the “Submission notes” field in Pentabarf, please indicate that you agree to the publications.
For example: “If my speech is accepted for FOSDEM MySQL Devroom, I agree to the publication of my recordings, slides provided under the same license as all FOSDEM content (CC-BY). Sincerely, Name”.
Thank you, and see you soon virtually during FOSDEM 2022 ! Don’t wait too much and submit as soon as possible.