Scheduled talks for the MariaDB & MySQL community event in Santa Clara

We have now a great set of talks for the MariaDB & MySQL community event in Santa Clara on 3rd of April!

You can find the current scheduled talks here.

Initially we had a few additional talks by other community members, who however had to cancel because of contractual reasons with Percona Live.

We can still fit in a few extra talks by adjusting the schedule. If you want to present something that you think is important for most of the MariaDB and MySQL community, please connect with us at 'foundation' 'at' mariadb (dot) org' or add a comment to this blog.

This is going to be the best event this year if you want to know more about MariaDB and what is happening around MariaDB and MySQL!

You will not only be able to attend great talks, you will also get to talk directly with many of the original creators of MariaDB and MySQL!

Don't worry if you happen to miss some of the talks. We plan to put all talks on YouTube, so that you can view them later at your convenience.

Because of the rush of setting up this conference we did not have time to have a proper community board choose and review the talks. We plan to fix this for the next MariaDB & MySQL community event. The vision is to organize 2-4 free community events per year where all companies in the MariaDB and MySQL community can participate on equal terms.

We are thinking about having the next MariaDB foundation conference in Europa and the following one on the USA east coast. These will be standalone events later this year.

Please contact me if you want to be part of organizing or participate in these or future events


MariaDB & MySQL community event 2014 in Santa Clara

I am happy to announce that the MariaDB Foundation is organising a MariaDB & MySQL community event in Santa Clara on Thursday the 3rd of April. The venue is the Hilton Santa Clara hotel, a short walk from the Percona Live 2014 event.

The community event is hosted by the MariaDB Foundation with support from AccelerationDB. This is a free community event to complement the Percona Live event. The community event will be a full day focusing on many things that are not presented at Percona Live.

If you are coming to the community event, why not also go to the expo hall ($75) in the convention center as well and support all the vendors there.

We were partly inspired to do this by Baron Schwartz blog post announcing the Percona Performance conference in 2009. We believe that there should be more free conferences about MariaDB and MySQL that will allow anyone to participate. Personally I would also like to see more conferences where the speakers are drawn from all the people that create and continue to innovate in the technology, rather than conferences where a majority of the speakers come from a single company.

The themes for this community event are MariaDB 10.0 GA, High availability and Performance.

In the next MariaDB & MySQL community event we plan to also host a MariaDB and MySQL bootcamp. We where not able to do it this year because of lack of funding and time (if anyone would like to help us do it this time, please contact me!).

We already have a lot of proposed talks from MariaDB developers, Galera developers and some other active community members.
Topics include:
  • MariaDB 10.0 GA, the new features
  • Spider, storage engine with built in sharding
  • Connect, storage engine that allows you to talk with the world (Oracle, PostgreSQL, files etc...)
  • Galera overview and case studies
  • Show case how to insert continuously 1M rows/seconds while doing concurrent reads with MariaDB and ScaleDB
  • How we optimized MariaDB; True case studies from the programmers vault
  • MySQL MHA and Continuent Tungsten shootout 2.0
  • MariaDB multi source replication capability
  • Scaling MySQL (case study)
  • Using ROLES to get more security
We are still looking for more speakers from different companies to make this the best free and community driven MariaDB and MYSQL event in 2014! If you want to talk at the community event, please send an email to 'foundation 'at' mariadb (dot) org'.

We will also organise a dinner that will happen on the same Thursday at the Taste restaurant, a very cool place right around the corner from Birks and Pedros. As the event is free, you will need to pay for the food but we hope to get some further sponsorships for some free drinks (in addition to the inevitable black vodka).

You can register to attend the conference and/or dinner here.

You can use the 'foundation 'at' mariadb (dot) org' email address if you want to sponsor the community event. As MariaDB foundation is a non profit organisation, all sponsorships will go to pay for the event venue, hotel and travel for speakers (who could not otherwise afford to attend); in the event there's anything left over the Foundation will use it for further community activities.