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There are certain things in life that you can count on …

FOSDEM is back in town, and together with that a new pre-FOSDEM MySQL day, 2 days again this year!

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.

Book your tickets now!!!

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!

Party-Squad – Matthias CrauwelsDimitri VanoverbekeTom De CoomanLiz van DijkKenny Gryp

MySQL Devroom at FOSDEM 2021

For a long time, the MySQL & Friends devroom has requested FOSDEM’s organization to extend the devroom to 2 days.

Why ? Because we receive a large amount of awesome proposals and we don’t have enough time. FOSDEM increased the size of our devroom multiple times but the popularity of it never declined and you should now be familiar with the “We are FULL” sign in front of the door. Over the time we also squeezed the talks in the agenda and shrink them to 15 mins without break to propose to our user the max of that devroom day.

This edition will be online, so no more room space to fight for. The consequence of this is that MySQL will have again its own dedicated devroom and so will have MariaDB. Both projects are taking different directions and are no more drop-in replacement. We will then be able to focus on content related to MySQL and projects around it. This also means twice more content for the users. If everything stays as planned, MariaDB Devroom will take place on Saturday, February 6th and MySQL & Friends Devroom on Sunday, February 7th.

Good luck to MariaDB’s first Devroom (expect me to come say hi)!

So back to the MySQL Devroom, due to some delay in the announcement of Devroom’s acceptation from FOSDEM’s organization, we have some delay in our planning too.

We will now begin by assembling a new Talk Review and Election Committee and very soon the Call For Paper !

I hope to see you all online to share a virtual Belgian Beer (secondary effects are more reasonable) and stay tuned for the CfP.


FOSDEM MySQL & Friends Devroom – list of accepted talks

This year was even more hard than previous years are we received 76 amazing submission ! 76 !!

The Committee had the difficult task to choose only 15 of them.

This is the list of the talks that were accepted:

FOSDEM MySQL & Friends Devroom
TLS for MySQL at large scale Jaime Crespo
Experiences with testing dev MySQL versions and why it’s good for you Simon J Mudd
Turbo charging MySQL with Vitess Sugu Sougoumarane
 ProxySQL’s internal: implementation details to handle millions of connections and thousands of servers  René Cannaò
 MyRocks roadmaps and production deployment at Facebook  Yoshinori Matsunobu
 Let’s talk database optimizers  Vicentiu Ciorbaru
 Orchestrator on Raft: internals, benefits and considerations  Shlomi Noach
 Histogram support in MySQL 8.0  Øystein Grøvlen
 Beyond WHERE and GROUP BY  Sergei Golubchik
 Instant ADD COLUMN for InnoDB in MariaDB 10.3+  Valerii Kravchuk
 MySQL InnoDB Cluster – MySQL HA Made Easy!  Miguel Araújo
 MySQL 8.0 Performance: InnoDB Re-Design  Dimitri Kravtchuk
 MySQL 8.0 Roles – Giving direction to MySQLprivilege system  Giuseppe Maxia
 The MySQL Ecosystem – understanding it, not running away from it!  Colin Charles
 MySQL Test Framework for Support and Bugs Work  Sveta Smirnova

Thank you everybody: the committee, those that were accepted and those that were not accepted ! I hope to see you all in Brussels on February 4th !

And let’s hope next year we could have a second day for our FOSDEM MySQL & Friends devroom!


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 !


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 !