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 of Percona presented these annual community nominate awards today, In four categories, the awards went to:

  • Community Contributor of the Year: Weixiang Zhai
  • Community Contributor of the Year: Valerii Kravchuk

Both of the above awards were made for bug identification and submission. Valerii was represented by Vicentiu Ciorbaru of MariaDB Foundation who accepted the award on his behalf.

  • The Application of the Year award was mad to Dbdeployer, for its incredible usefulness to the community of MySQL users. In this case, Giuseppe Maxia – the Data Charmer – could not attend the conference, so Oracle Community Manager LeFred donned a Dbdeployer shirt to accept the award on his behalf.

Last but not least, the Corporate Contributor of the Year was Tencent, and the award received by two representatives pictured here. In this case my journalistic abilities have let me down and I will update this post REALLY soon with the names of those accepting the award, but they are nevertheless pictured here.

Congratulations to all!

From left to right: Emily Slocombe, two representatives from Tencent (tbd), LeFred on behalf of Giuseppe Maxi, Vincentiu on behalf of Valerii, and Weixiang Zhai

Percona Live 2016


MySQL Community Contributor Awards 2019

MySQL Community Awards 2019

MySQL performance tuning settingsLast 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.

  1. The most active code contributor
  2. Bug reporter
  3. The most active MySQL blogger
  4. People who plays very active role in translation/documentation of MySQL articles
  5. People who provides feedback on DMR releases, Labs releases, or change proposals
  6. 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.

Taking part

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.

Percona Live 2019You 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.

See you there?

Image by Free-Photos from Pixabay


DotOrg Pavilion and MySQL Community Awards at Percona Live MySQL Conference and Expo 2013

Percona Live MySQL Conference and Expo 2013 – the largest MySQL Conference event of the year is getting close and we’re now announcing two community activities which are going to happen at this event.

Call of DotOrg Pavilion exhibitors is open – DotOrg pavilion is a free expo hall space for non commercial projects relevant for MySQL community. If you’re working on the project which you would like to get in front of a larger community but can’t afford expo hall exhibitor price tag because of non commercial nature of the project it is a great opportunity to do so. In the previous years participants included projects like PhpMyAdmin, CentOS, Mozilla, MariaDB, Drizzle, MySQL Sandbox. Space is Limited so it is best to Apply Now!

MySQL Community Awards 2013: Call for Nominations is open now with nominations are opened in the categories of “Community Contributor of the Year”, “Application of the year”, “Corporate Contributor of the Year” MySQL Community award is independently organized Community award with ceremony taking place at Community Reception. Please go ahead and nominate your heroes !

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