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Colin Charles

Chief Evangelist, Percona

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.

MariaDB in Tokyo

In July, I visited Tokyo, which is a hotbed for technology (especially around databases), to attend the yearly event db tech showcase 2016, held at the Akihabara UDX. My talk…

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Planning for default changes in MariaDB Server 10.2

MariaDB Server 10.2 has been a long time coming, as planning goes. We met in Amsterdam in October 2015 to start fleshing things out (and also managed a 10.1 GA…

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OpenCPS: Vietnam’s Public Sector goes Open Source

I’m now in Hanoi, Vietnam, for the launch of OpenCPS. What, might you ask, is OpenCPS? OpenCPS translates to Open Core Public Services, as Vietnam is providing online public services…

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Modelling databases in a web browser

When folk in the MariaDB world think about a GUI front-end, they tend to think of HeidiSQL, which has been shipping as part of MariaDB Server since 5.2.7. If one…

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