One of our favorite events in Europe every year is FOSDEM . The open source community hosts this free event each year in Brussels over the first weekend of February. Over 8,000 open source enthusiasts gather on the campus of Université Libre de Bruxelles to enjoy a stunning array of talks.
We’re really pleased that once again the FOSDEM organizers have granted us a table in one of the expo halls . If you are interested in open source databases, you should head to building K level 1 where you’ll find the Percona table alongside PostgreSQL, YottaDB, and PostGraphile. With the event being so busy, it’s a great idea that similar projects occupy shared space.
Meanwhile… our talks. We are really proud that the devroom selection committees chose Percona staff to present a total of 15 talks this year! Way to go! If you’d like to catch any of Percona’s speakers in action, then here’s a summary:
If you have ever thought of applying to work with Percona – well apart from coming toPercona Live – there’s no better place to meet members of the team than at FOSDEM. Why not drop by the stand and talk to the staff there? Most of Percona’s talks are on Saturday, February 1, so Sunday should be a great day to track people down.
You’ll also be able to find out more about Percona’s open source software and ask questions of our engineers. Not to mention that you can pick up stickers and collect this year’s version of the coveted Percona project beer mats, specially made for FOSDEM to honor one of Belgium’s finest industries.
The team hopes to see you there!
With all those people descending on the city, it’s also a great opportunity for networking and the satellite events – such as Oracle’s pre-FOSDEM MySQL days organized by Community Manager Frédéric “LeFred” Descamps – are legend. Percona is proud to sponsor the traditional community dinner at this event, alongside other MySQL corporate contributors.
Also, on Sunday, February 2, MariaDB is holding their inaugural MariaDB Day at a nearby venue. Peter and Sveta will be making a contribution to that program.
So if you’re going, plan well and have a wonderful time!
PS – If you use social and visit the stand or go see a Percona talk, we’d love it if you share your photos and thoughts using the #percona #FOSDEM hashtags … Follow @perconabytes on Twitter and we’ll be sure to share!
The Percona table at FOSDEM 2019