Author - Lorraine Pocklington, Community Manager

Percona Live Community Dinner 2019

It was all aboard the Lone Star river boat for the 100 delegates who joined our Community Dinner. Loading took quite some time, Tom Basil attended to the guest list, and then the necessary signatures for those aboard. I’d woken at 6am to a less than favorable forecast, but the weather was kind to […]

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MySQL Community Awards at Percona Live 2019

It’s that time of year again, and we’ve just had the presentations of the MySQL Community Awards at Percona Live. A more fulsome blog post will be written for the Community Blog in the next few days about the worthy winners. Meanwhile, though, here’s a summary.
Committee Co-Secretaries Emily Slocombe of Square, and Agustin Gallego […]

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Community Update for PL Open Source Database Conference 2019

Percona Live community dinner on the Lone Star River Boat

It’s not long now before we’ll be gathering in Austin TX for this year’s Percona Live event. It’s the only conference of its type dedicated entirely to open source databases – of all marques. From a community perspective, we have a few updates to share.
Community Dinner
We’re happy to say that PlanetScale have stepped up […]

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MySQL Community Contributor Awards 2019

MySQL Community Awards 2019

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 […]

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A Truly Open Source Database Conference

companies represented by speakers at percona live 2019

Many of our regular attendees already know that the Percona Live Open Source Database Conference is not all about Percona software or, indeed, all about Percona. However, with moving to a new city—Austin, TX— we have realized that it’s something we ought to shout out loud and clear. Our conference really is technology agnostic! […]

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FOSDEM 2019 – Percona Presentations

FOSDEM Paintings

For those not familiar with it, FOSDEM is an amazing, free entry, full on celebration of open source that takes place in Brussels, Belgium every year. This year the event was held over the first weekend of February. Fringe events, such as the Pre-FOSDEM MySQL day hosted by Oracle MySQL, and the community dinner that […]

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Percona Live 2019: Committee Announced and a Short Extension

Percona Live 2019

We had a great response to our call for papers, thank you! However great we believe having the conference in Austin, TX will be, moving to a new area of the US is still a leap of faith until we see the numbers. So we’re thankful that so many of you continue to support […]

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Percona Live 2019 Tracks

Percona Live 2019

Percona Live Open Source Database Conference 2019 in North America has moved to Austin, Texas: a cool place to be, and host to many big names in the tech space. Read what Dave Stokes, MySQL Community Manager for Oracle, has to say in favor of Austin.
If you need a conference ticket for Austin, put […]

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Percona Live Europe Presents … In Their Own Words

Percona Live Europe 2018 two weeks to go

For those who are looking forward to Percona Live Europe in just two weeks time—and for those yet to make up their minds—some of our presenters have shared some insight into their talks and what they’re most looking forward to themselves. Make no mistake, this is one of the most exciting events in the […]

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