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FOSDEM 2021 MySQL Devroom Schedule

The FOSDEM 2021 MySQL Devroom Schedule is now online.

Thank you again to all who submitted a talk and thank you the to Committee for having build such agenda.

It seems that once again, MySQL Operations and Architecture are very popular.

As you probably know already, this event will be totally online this year.

I would like to thanks the people who were able to jump after some cancellations… virtual events are not the most popular for speakers.

The MySQL Devroom will take place Sunday February 7th form 10AM to 6PM CEST.

TitleSpeakerStartEnd
25 years of MySQL – A RetrospectiveDave Stokes10:0010:20
Open Source Database Infrastructure with VitessShlomi Noach10:3010:55
From single MySQL instance to HA
The journey to InnoDB Cluster
Frédéric Descamps11:0011:25
Group Replication: Best Practices for Network DeployAníbal Pinto11:3011:55
Review of the Percona Operator from a DBA prospectiveMarco Tusa (the Grinch)12:0012:25
MySQL Router REST APIFrédéric Descamps12:3012:55

Better User Management under MySQL 8.0
Dave Stokes13:0013:25
Running MySQL on ARMKrunal Bauskar13:3013:55
Making MySQL-8.0 XA transaction processing crash safe
The key to use MySQL as storage nodes for distributed databases
Wei Zhao14:0014:25
Passing query attributes through the MySQL protocol
Extension to the wire format to allow data/metadata
Joro Kodinov14:3014:55
Linux /proc filesystem for MySQL DBAs
Sampling /proc content for troubleshooting
Valerii Kravchuk15:0015:20
Rewrite Your Complex MySQL Queries for Better PerformanceØystein Grøvlen15:3015:55
Automatic Asynchronous Replication Connection FailoverHemant Dangi16:0016:25
Sure you can run your database in kubernetes
Successfully run your MySQL NDB Cluster in kubernetes
Bernd Ocklin16:3016:55
18 Things To Do When You Have a MySQL BottleneckPeter Zaitsev17:0017:25
Hitchhiker’s Guide to MySQL
Don’t panic.
Liz van Dijk17:3017:55

FOSDEM 2021 MySQL Devroom CfP is now open!

As you already read, MySQL Devroom will be present during FOSDEM’21. The selection committee has been announced yesterday and
today we open the Call for Paper !

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

The MySQL Developer room focuses on MySQL and its Ecosystem.

It will run on Sunday 7th February.

New rules / What changes since 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.

Key dates:

Because creating such event is not easy, because of the indecisive situation, etc… we are now bound by time.

  • Submission deadline: 22nd December 2020
  • Announcement of selected talks: 31st December 2020
  • Submission of recorded talks: Sunday, January 17th 2021
  • Devroom date: Sunday 7th February 2021

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).

All submissions have to be made in the Pentabarf event planning tool:
penta.fosdem.org/submission/FOSDEM21

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 2021 ! Don’t wait too much and submit as soon as possible.

FOSDEM 2021 MySQL Devroom: the Committee

The MySQL Devroom is pleased to announce the committee that will decide on the talks to be presented for this totally new format of the next FOSDEM edition. Indeed, if you are not yet aware of it, FOSDEM 2021 will be an online event. Every year we are overwhelmed with submissions and it’s the committee that has the thankless task of deciding on the final selections and agenda.

Every year, we try to have a mix of experienced members knowing the process of the devroom talks rating and expect them to mentor the new members.

This year’s committee members are:

Let me introduce them (not sure it’s needed ;-) ) and as usual, don’t hesitate to thank them (this year a virtual thank has the same value as a drink at FOSDEM’s bar).

Elisa Usai

Elisa is an Italian living in the French speaking part of Switzerland since 2010. She has more than 12 years of experience in the field of Information Technology. Her expertise includes MySQL and Oracle technologies as well as monitoring solutions. She actually works for dbi services as Delivery Manager and Consultant.
Elisa is MySQL 5.7 OCP certified.
She is active in the Oracle community, she participates as a speaker to conferences and events. Elisa is a member of the ITOUG board and Oracle ACE Associate.

Gabriela D’Ávila Ferrara

Gabi is a Developer Advocate at Google Cloud and a passionate Software Engineer. She likes simplifying complex systems, and believes abstractions are best when they can be understood in a real life example. She’s driven to go beyond DBA lingo to make database and storage technology more accessible to software developers.

Liz Van Dijk

Coming from a long-term MySQL background, Liz is currently focused on helping businesses scale horizontally with Vitess as a Solution Architect at PlanetScale. Though her roots are in tech, her true passion is understanding the drive and motivations behind systems and people alike.
Lizz is an optimizer at heart, always focused on gaining deeper understanding and re-evaluating her knowledge and place.

Silvia Botros

Silvia is a Software Architect at Twilio.
She focuses on ways to break databases but is also talented at finding bugs in all your software.
Whether she helped build it or not. When she is not helping teams at Twilio build more resilient software, she is busy training her little replicas on also breaking computers and trolling her friends on Twitter.

Miguel Araújo

Miguel is a Principal Software Engineer on the MySQL Team, at Oracle.
He’s the Tech Lead of the AdminAPI, core component of MySQL InnoDB Cluster, at the MySQL Shell team.
In the past, he has worked on different projects and teams, mostly related to Middleware and High-Availability.
He has a Computer Science Engineering degree and Master’s degree, from the University of Minho, Portugal, where he was also a researcher.
His backgrounds are on distributed systems, scalability, database replication and high-availability.
He is based in Portugal.

Marcos Albe

After 12 years working as a developer for local and remote firms, Marcos decided to pursuit true love and become full time DBA.
He has been doing MySQL Support at Percona for the past 10+ years, providing advise on anything-MySQL and in-depth performance analysis to Inc.50 firms as well as startups with explosive growth rates.
Besides his technology knowledge, Marcos is also appreciated for his good mood and his sense of partying.
He is an expert of BBQ in the wilderness.

Markus Winand

As the SQL Renaissance Ambassador, it is Markus Winand‘s mission to make developers aware of the evolution of SQL in the 21st century.
His book “SQL Performance Explained” has been published in five languages and can be read online free of charge at use-the-index-luke.com.
His next book is currently in the works and can already be read online as it’s being written (modern-sql.com).
Markus is available as a trainer, speaker and consultant for all companies and developers interested in SQL.

Giuseppe Maxia

Giuseppe aka Datacharmer, is a Software Explorer and creator of tools.
Formerly at MySQL AB, and then through acquisitions at Sun Microsystems and Oracle, and currently at VMware through a merge.
Giuseppe is an active member of the MySQL community and long timer open source enthusiast.
During the past decades he has worked in various IT related fields, with focus on databases, software development, quality assurance, and system administration.
Fluent in Italian, English, Go, Spanish, SQL, Bash, and a good speaker of C, French, and Perl.
He works in cyberspace, with a virtual team.

Thank you !

Once again, thank you to all the Committee to have started this new journey to FOSDEM 2021 MySQL Devroom.

Stay tuned, the Call for Paper will be announced shortly !

MySQL, MariaDB & Friends DevRoom CfP is now open !

Good news ! Once again, the MySQL, MariaDB & Friends Devroom has been accepted for FOSDEM’20‘s edition !!

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

FOSDEM 2020’s edition will take place 1st & 2nd February in Brussels and our MySQL, MariaDB & Friends devroom will run on Saturday 1st (may change). FOSDEM & MySQL/MariaDB is a love story started 20 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 mysqlmariadbandfriends dot eu) before Oct 26th.

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 & MariaDB Ecosystem
  • have some time to review and rate talks
  • be an ambassador for the event by promoting it

The Call for Papers is now officialy open and ends November 20th. You can submit now() your proposal using FOSDEM’s submission tool.

Marketing and Sales speeches are not welcome, focus on the engineering, the operations and of course the developers.

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

Thank you, and see you soon in Brussels !

FOSDEM MySQL Community Dinner – Friday 1 Feb 2019 – Tickets Selling Out Fast!

If you have not purchased your ticket yet for this years FOSDEM MySQL, MariaDB and Friends Community Dinner, hurry! We’ve already sold 2/3 of our tickets since launching tickets sales last week.

The dinner takes place in the same location, on the same day as the  pre-FOSDEM MySQL Day 2019.

Buy your tickets on Eventbrite:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fosdem-mysql-and-friends-community-dinner-2019-tickets-54494889682

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:

MySQL, MariaDB & Friends: the Committee

We have sent requests and also received candidatures for the MySQL, MariaDB & Friends Devroom Committee. Now we are happy to announce you the name of the people who will rate your submissions:

Know that the Committee is known, don’t hesitate to submit you talk!

See you soon at FOSDEM !

Clipart: Committee Majority by Krisada from the Noun Project

FOSDEM’19 MySQL, MariaDB & Friends DEVROOM Call for Papers is now open !

Good news ! The MySQL, MariaDB & Friends Devroom has been accepted for FOSDEM’19 ‘s edition as announced earlier!

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

The first big change for this 2019 edition is that the MariaDB Foundation (Ian) is joining my efforts to build this Devroom. Don’t forget that FOSDEM takes place in Belgium, and our motto is “l’Union fait la Force” [“Unity is Strength”].

FOSDEM 2019’s edition will take place 2nd & 3rd February in Brussels and our MySQL, MariaDB & Friends devroom will run on Saturday 2nd (may change). FOSDEM & MySQL/MariaDB is a love story started 19 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 mysqlmariadbandfriends dot eu) before Oct 29th.

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 & MariaDB Ecosystem
  • have some time to review and rate talks
  • be an ambassador for the event by promoting it

The Call for Paper is now offcialy open and ends November 15th. You can submit now() your proposal using FOSDEM’s submission tool.

Marketing and Sales speeches are not welcome, focus on the engineering, the operations and of course the developers.

Don’t forget to specify the track (MySQL, MariaDB 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 – Friday 2 Feb 2018 – Tickets Now Available!

FOSDEM is back in town, folks, and as usual, there will there be a MySQL and Friends Devroom. At this point, we can’t really remember what came first, was it the annual dinner or the devroom? Our memories of the past few years are particularly hazy on that…  Can’t imagine why.

Following a great tradition of dining together in style with members from all over the community, we have rented a by now familiar private space at ICAB, more detailed directions below.

A couple of things changed compared to the last couple of years. The community dinner will take place on Friday night 2 February, following the Pre FOSDEM MySQL Day, both in the same location.

Book your tickets now!!!

The listed ticket price includes a selection of Belgian Speciality Beers and food, which will be typical Belgian style (no ‘Italian’ Pizza!)

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 will make the necessary accommodations for you.

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:

Wondering how to get there?

The venue itself is located very close to the VUB. A map is displayed below to help you plan your route.

The total distance from the heart of Brussels, Grand Place, is about 20 minutes by public transport, along the route of metro line 5 (closest stop: Petillon). Be sure to use Google/Apple/Your Preferred Maps to determine the best way to get there, though as both tram and bus lines are also an option.

FOSDEM MySQL & Friends Devroom 2018 – schedule

The schedule of the next edition of the MySQL & Friends Devroom is now on-line also on the official FOSDEM website.

As you can see we by shrinking the last two talks (no break) we were able to add one extra session. The committee selected the next one, which mean I will have the honour to present again at FOSDEM too.

I hope you will enjoy this day. Don’t forget the MySQL Community Dinner (more to come soon about this on this website) and the extra free day organized by the MySQL Team on Friday (you need to register).

Here is a copy of the schedule, a full content of your favourite open source database and its friends/forks: