Tuesday Feb 19, 2013

FOSDEM 2013

 FOSDEM 2013

During the weekend of Feb 2-3, 2013, the 13th edition of FOSDEM (Free Open-Source Developers' European Meeting) took place in Brussels, Belgium. This free event organized by volunteers brought together more than 7000 attendees from the open source community, which was much more than expected. It was located in the ULB Campus in several buildings covering about 488 sessions with a mix of keynotes, lightning talks, exams and developer rooms talks.

Both days were very busy on both places - MySQL stand and on Sunday also at MySQL & Friends developer room. We shared time on the stand with Lars Thalmann, Sveta Smirnova and Luis Soares - all had also very nice presentations at MySQL & Friends Developer room on Sunday, Feb 3rd. All 16 MySQL & Friends devroom sessions and its slides are or will be available at Fosdem website; unfortunately not all speakers gave us their slides to be uploaded at fosdem.org page, but we are working on that and I hope it will be soon available!

Overall MySQL & Friends devroom was successful, the room had seating for more than 100 people and in many sessions it was not enough! Here are some of the slides from the MySQL devroom:

  • Lars Thalmann, the Development Director for MySQL Replication, Backup, Connectors and Utilities run a session on What's new in MySQL;
  • Luis Soares, the Sr. Software Developer & MySQL Replication Team Lead (see Luis' FOSDEM blog) run the session on Advanced MySQL Replication Architectures, his slides can be found here;
  • Andrew Morgan, the MySQL Principal Product Manager had 2 sessions, one on Introduction to MySQL Cluster, second on NoSQL & SQL, both can be found at his FOSDEM blog; and also at Fosdem website.
  • Sveta Smirnova, the MySQL Principal Support Engineer than run a session on Troubleshooting MySQL performance.
  • And lastly Øystein Grøvlen, the Senior Principal Software Engineer in MySQL working on MySQL Query Optimizer had a session on When and How to Take Advantage of New Optimizer Features in MySQL 5.6.

For the missing slides please check the Fosdem website, if not yet all slides will be available soon.

A couple of photos from the event and also from the Saturday's social event can be found here.

Feb 19, 2013

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