We are excited to announce Percona Live ONLINE, a stand-alone virtual event we’re bringing to the community. It’s totally free of charge, and available for everyone to attend, no matter where you are in the world!
Percona Live ONLINE is not intended to replace our in-person Percona Live conferences in Europe and North America. We’re still on track to bring you Percona Live Europe in Amsterdam, October 19-21, 2020.
However, given the current circumstances, it seemed like a good time to introduce an online version of Percona Live to a wider audience. We’ll be featuring topics and speakers showcasing the latest trends in open source database technology.
The conference will be a true follow-the-sun event running for a full 24 hours kicking off at 10:00 am Eastern time on May 19, 2020, with some exciting keynote speakers. This allows users in EVERY timezone to be able to participate — like a hackathon, but for database content! Look for the full agenda to be released next week.
How Are We Selecting the Speakers?
Normally we’d run a call for papers but as we’d already gone through a selection process for our Austin event, we’re pleased that many of the speakers we have reached out to have said that they would be willing to support this great new online initiative.
With just a single track planned for Percona Live ONLINE, we’re currently working on creating a balanced agenda that will embrace MySQL, MongoDB, MariaDB, PostgreSQL, Kubernetes, cloud… and more!
There will be a limited number of speaking spaces so if you don’t receive an invite the first round, we will look at a second event and hope to get those speakers on the agenda then!
Will We Be Featuring Sponsors for Percona Live ONLINE?
The companies that sponsor the in-person Percona Live events enable us to deliver conferences of high standards in desirable locations. Without them, we simply could not present conferences to the standards our community has come to expect. In return, sponsors get an opportunity to engage with attendees and showcase their products and services. They know that they’ll get a great return on their investment!
Percona Live ONLINE is a new concept and heavily focused on the community aspect. Although we are confident that it will be a huge success, without known outcomes, we have decided not to solicit sponsorship for this event. We will revisit this for future events if we think that we can offer benefits to sponsors and participants alike.
How Can I Access the Conference?
We encourage you to pre-register to ensure you receive the latest information on the agenda, as well as streaming links for the conference. It is totally free to register and participate! Pre-register today!
Been There, Got the T-Shirt?
Many of those who have attended Percona Live conferences collect our unique event T-shirts.
Well, fear not! We will have a limited-edition t-shirt this year as well, but you’ll have to earn it! Make sure to follow the chat during the conference live streams to find out how to get one.
We’ll also be offering some cool prizes during the event. Stay tuned for more news!
Where Can I Interact With Other Online Attendees During the Conference?
We will have dedicated chat rooms and a live chat feed throughout the conference. Please pre-register so that we can send you details on how to access these.
Will I Be Able to Access Recordings If I Miss Some Sessions or Fall Asleep During the Event?!
Recordings of sessions will be made available shortly after the conference ends so you’ll be able to access them later. But honestly… we don’t think anyone is going to be sleeping!
We look forward to seeing you all virtually on May 19! Use #PerconaLive to stay up to date with the latest news and happenings!