May-June 2016 MariaDB Server related worklog

  • Reviewed Sergei’s MariaDB in Google Summer of Code 2016
  • Reviewed Kaj’s MariaDB Foundation dialogue GDoc/blog
  • Accepted to speak at SELF 2016, and also organise the speaking at in Buenos Aires; tight schedules to make those events
  • Prepared for speech in Hanoi for OpenCPS Launch Event; give speech; wrote blog post about it on MariaDB Corporation blog.
  • Submitted some talks to Texas Linux Fest, LinuxCon Japan, OSCON/Velocity Europe
  • London: MySQL meetup presentation on MySQL ecosystem High Availability options; lots of Q&A, wish we had more time. Good dinner after with Ivan (ScaleDB) and Luisa (MariaDB). MariaDB Corporation team dinner, conversation with Kenneth (CFO) later over a beer. Arrived Somerset House early, did the roadshow from 8.30am-3pm. Did an engagement with SE Luisa as well, which more or less was planning architecture and answering questions; happy user.
  • Participated in Community Leadership Summit 2016, in Austin, Texas. Better get used to this location over Portland, Oregon, since its going to happen here again in 2017. Good discussion as usual.
  • Paris: SPIDER meeting, MariaDB Server roadshow. Drinks & dinner with some of the community & colleagues.
  • Seoul: meetings with new customers
  • Google Summer of Code 2016 has started; been coordinating activities between students and mentors
  • Looking at making SPIDER better; also the Tencent tree and their SPIDER usage
  • Write talk for, the 3 SELF talks
  • Meet up with Epidata (partner of MariaDB Corporation in Buenos Aires/Argentina + South American business). Present to clients/prospects about MariaDB Server 10.1. Many are also Amazon users!
  • Presented at Well received.
  • Presented at SELF (3 talks). Barely made it to the conference (flight cancellations due to a transport strike in EZE). Fun as always, though I did miss the speaker dinner (one of the highlights; good Southern food).
  • Google Summer of Code 2016 mid-term reports; also mentoring my students (I’m co-mentor for one project).
  • Accepted a talk for LinuxCon North America, and a tutorial for Velocity Europe.
  • Preparing slide decks for the MariaDB finance meetup in NYC (Opensource in the enterprise, Secure Data Management – Threats and Best Practices, Migrating to MariaDB Server). Good discussions at the finance meetup.
  • Preparing deck for NYC MySQL meetup (Lessons from database failures). Gave talk.
  • Bill & I on a phone call with a bank to clear up cluster related matters
  • Admin: filed 4 expense reports
  • Customer/prospect email bumped up to us count: 15. Alliances related emails/chats count: 10. Management level emails: 3
  • Wrote posts for the MariaDB Corporation blog:
    1. OpenCPS: Vietnam’s Public Sector goes Open Source
    2. Planning for default changes in MariaDB Server 10.2
  • Blogged:
    1. London in May 2016
    2. London roadshow wrap-up, see you in Paris next week
    3. Speaking in June 2016