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  Wednesday, December 13, 2017
   Colin Charles

2017 Year in Review for Open Source Database Software

Join Percona’s Chief Evangelist, Colin Charles as he presents “2017 Year in Review for Open Source Database Software” on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at 7:00 am PST / 10:00 am EST (UTC-8).

Colin will discuss the changes, growth and trends impacting software producers and enterprises using open source.

Key topics will include:
- How has the Software Supply Chain landscape changed over the last year?
- Are organizations more or less aware of the OSS they’re using?
- What are the impacts of broader OSS adoption?
- Lessons learned from this year’s OSS vulnerabilities
- What organizations can do to improve their processes in/around OSS usage?
- Companies open sourcing their own code

Colin Charles
Chief Evangelist
Colin Charles is the Chief Evangelist at Percona. He was previously on the founding team of MariaDB Server in 2009, and had worked at MySQL since 2005, and been a MySQL user since 2000. Before joining MySQL, he worked actively on the Fedora and OpenOffice.org projects. He’s well known within open source communities in APAC, and has spoken at many conferences. Experienced technologist, well known in the open source world for work that spans nearly two decades within the community. Pays attention to emerging technologies from an integration standpoint. Prolific speaker at many industry-wide conferences delivering talks and tutorials with ease. Interests: application development, systems administration, database development, migration, Web-based technologies. Considered expert in Linux and Mac OS X usage/administration/roll-out’s. Specialties: MariaDB, MySQL, Linux, Open Source, Community, speaking & writing to technical audiences as well as business stakeholders.

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