Percona Live Europe Social

One for the road…

Percona Live Europe 2017The social events at Percona Live Europe provide the community with more time to catch up with old friends and make new contacts. The formal sessions provided lots of opportunities for exchanging notes, experiences and ideas. Lunches and coffee breaks proved to be busy too. Even so, what’s better than chilling out over a beer or two (we were in Dublin after all) and enjoying the city nightlife in good company?

Percona Live Europe made it easy for us to get together each evening.  A welcome reception (after tutorials) at Sinnott’s Pub in the heart of the City hosted a lively crowd. The Community Dinner at the Mercantile Bar, another lively city center hostelry, was a sell-out. While our closing reception was held at the conference venue, which had proven to be an excellent base. 

Many delegates took the chance to enjoy the best of Dublin’s hospitality late into the night. It’s credit to their stamina – and the fantastic conference agenda – that opening keynotes on both Tuesday and Wednesday were very well attended.

In case you think we might have been prioritizing the Guinness, though, there was the little matter of the lightning talks at the Community Dinner. Seven community-minded generous souls gave up some of their valuable socializing time to share insights into matters open source. Thank you again to Renato Losio of Funambol, Anirban Rahut of Facebook, Federico Razzoli of Catawiki, Dana Van Aken of Carnegie Mellon University, Toshaan Bharvani of VanTosh, Balys Kriksciunas of Hostinger International and Vishal Loel of Lazada.

More about the lightning talks can be seen on the Percona Live Europe website.

Many of the conference treats – coffee, cakes, community dinner – are sponsored and thanks are due once more to our sponsors who helped make Percona Live Europe the worthwhile, enjoyable event that it was.

And so Percona Live Europe drew to a close. Delegates from 43 countries headed home armed with new knowledge, new ideas and new friends. I’ve put together to give a taste of the Percona Live social meetups in this video. Tempted to join us in 2018?


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Comments (4)

  • anup

    All Happy faces .Looks like it was Successful Event.

    October 5, 2017 at 1:55 am
  • ronald bradford

    It was another great event by Percona supporting the larger MySQL ecosystem at a new location in Dublin. Looking forward to somewhere new next year.

    October 6, 2017 at 9:44 am
  • Lorraine Pocklington

    Thank you Ronald, I thoroughly enjoyed the event as an introduction to Percona and the Open Source community. Looking forward to next year too, but there’s always Percona Live too if you can make it … watch this space

    October 6, 2017 at 9:51 am
  • renato

    Very nice video! Are the photos inside the video available as well as photos? I cannot find them on the Facebook page.

    October 18, 2017 at 8:04 am

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