Things are definitely a little quieter here in MariaDB land as many people embark on summer vacations to rest and recharge. However we will be at OSCON 2012. We have a booth in the non-profit/projects pavilion, amazing amounts of schwag, and the famous black vodka that Monty always brings with him. We plan to have a BoF on Thursday evening (come to D135 at 8pm), and we will be at the MySQL BoF on Wednesday evening as well, just for good measure.
Come say hi. Come tell us how you’re using MariaDB. Come tell us what you want from MariaDB. Come tell us why you switched. Or what we can do to make you switch. It should be all round fun.
Last year, when it became clear that O’Reilly wasn’t going to arrange the MySQL user conference in the future, there was a lot of discussion on who should arrange it. In the end Percona was pretty fast informing everyone that they had booked the convention center in Santa Clara to arrange the conference this year. Now with the results to hand it’s easy to say that the conference was very well arranged. Great work Percona!
The MariaDB booth was located in the .Org section of the expo hall and we experienced a huge crowd, especially on the first day (Wednesday) of the conference. Our t-shirts were really popular and we could probably have handed out even double the amount of what we had with us. Unfortunately for those in attendance, we had to put some aside for our next upcoming event in Bellingham, WA, USA 28-29th of April. It’s the LinuxFest Northwest 2012, http://linuxfestnorthwest.org. We hope to see some of you there!
We released MariaDB 5.5.23 GA on Tuesday of the conference. Apparently people just loved this news and we’ve enjoyed double our usual download rates since then.
During the conference we had many interesting conversations with people and businesses that we haven’t had a chance to meet before who had migrated to MariaDB. I’m certain there will be even more of these discussions this year and next.
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