Last week, Oracle reported on the list of MySQL Community Contributors for 2019 and we’re proud to say that five serving Perconians made it to the list of 19 people recognized as such. Entries are nominated by the MySQL community and their nominations are assessed against six criteria by a volunteer committee of community mavens.
- The most active code contributor
- Bug reporter
- The most active MySQL blogger
- People who plays very active role in translation/documentation of MySQL articles
- People who provides feedback on DMR releases, Labs releases, or change proposals
- Anyone in the community who worked their butt off or did really useful work that you feel should be thanked publicly
The members of Percona who will be proudly wearing their community contributor t-shirts:
- Laurynas Biveinis, Technical Director in Engineering, for a lot of code contributions & bug submissions.
- Zsolt Parragi, Software Engineer, for a lot of code contributions & bug submissions.
- Sveta Smirnova, Principal Bug Escalation Specialist, for popularization of MySQL Performance Schema, general MySQL troubleshooting and promoting new MySQL features.
- Yura Sorokin, Senior Software Engineer, for a lot of code contributions & bug submissions.
- Peter Zaitsev, CEO, for his active role in MySQL world as well as for his contributions to MySQL Community.
Well done to them, as well as to the other fourteen contributors the committee recognized this year. You can read the full list on Oracle’s blog post.
More award announcements to come
Of course, that’s not the end of proceedings for 2019, since as has become a tradition, the major awards in three categories will be announced at Percona Live. Emily Slocombe, Co-Secretary of the Committee, will be making the announcements and presentations during the conference keynote addresses. These major awards are in one of three categories:
MySQL Community Awards: Community Contributor of the year 2019
This is a personal award; a winner would be a person who has made contribution to the MySQL ecosystem. This could be via development, advocating, blogging, speaking, supporting, etc.
MySQL Community Awards: Application of the year 2019
An application, project, product etc. which supports the MySQL ecosystem by either contributing code, complementing its behavior, supporting its use, etc. This could range from a one person open source project to a large scale social service.
MySQL Community Awards: Corporate Contributor of the year 2019
A company who made a contribution to the MySQL ecosystem. This might be a corporation which released major open source code; one that advocates for MySQL; one that helps out community members by… anything.
If you missed submitting your nominations this year, it’s worth putting a knot in your handkerchief to remind yourself to visit the website next time around. Any year that has a zero on the end is always, somehow, extra special, so 2020 should be well contested. The website also has a hall of fame recording past winners and their achievements.
You could also come and cheer along this years winners at Percona Live Open Source Database Conference in Austin, TX from May 28 -30, 2019 where we will be celebrating not just MySQL but all open source databases and topics related. Find out what it’s all about, and enjoy being a part of this big, open-hearted, open source database community.
This year, we’re also providing stand space free of charge to non-profit organizations related to open source databases, software, and development in the widest sense. If you’d be interested in occupying one of these spaces, please get in touch.