M|18 MariaDB User Conference Call for Papers—Now Open!


We are excited to announce MariaDB’s annual user conference, M|18, will take place February 26-27, 2018 in New York City at the Conrad Hotel. Over the course of two days, we’ll cover in-depth looks at security, high availability, performance tuning and more with MariaDB, how to run your database on cloud and/or container infrastructure, new functionality for developers like JSON and window functions, plus tons more.

The MariaDB M|18 call for papers is now open! If you are a leader in your space with expertise in operations and/or development and would like to share your knowledge with a global MariaDB audience, we invite you to submit a proposal to speak. We’re interested in the challenges you’ve faced, the lessons you’ve learned, and the best practices you’ve developed – use cases, success stories and strategies too.

If you’ve been in the trenches and led the way forward, submit a session proposal for one of the following tracks to share your experience with MariaDB:

Technology: the latest product and community innovations
Examples: extensions, features, plugins, storage engines

Infrastructure: a foundation for modern database deployments
Examples: automated provisioning, cloud, containers, DBaaS

Operations: the processes and tools for managing databases
Examples: high availability, security, performance tuning

Development: building modern applications with new features
Examples: geospatial, JSON, modeling, SQL

Analytics: unleash the power of data as the speed of now
Examples: data visualization, Kafka and Spark integration

Submitting a proposal is easy. Gather your talk title and abstract, then submit it here by October 31, 2017. We will contact you in by mid-December once proposals have been reviewed and the agenda finalized.


Did you know that MariaDB is included in almost every major distribution? Chances are that your customers and partners are using MariaDB. M|18 is your chance to directly engage with the rapidly growing MariaDB community. Contact us to take advantage of early sponsorship opportunities. Booth space is limited.

We look forward to seeing you in New York for M|18!