The database team has been pretty busy, since half of it (me!) has been traveling. We will get to that later, but first, I have an important news item to share with you: Bassel Khartabil, an open source developer and a Creative Commons volunteer is being detained in Syria, with no explanation why. His family, including his fiancee, have gotten no reason why he has been detained for over four months. Please read more and sign a petition to free Bassel so he can come home to his family and continue his important volunteer contributions to the open source movement.
In happier news, I mentioned travel. Where I spoke and my slides are listed here:
- At the 1st Latin American Conference on MySQL, NoSQL and the Cloud I co-taught a tutorial on Monitoring MySQL (my monitoring MySQL with Nagios PDF slides) with Gerry Narvaja of Tokutek (and the OurSQL Podcast co-host).
And in actual work, here’s what the database team has accomplished: