MySQL Community Awards 2014 : Community Contributor of the year 2014

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At Percona Live MySQL Conference & Expo (PLMCE), I had the honor to receive a MySQL Community Award for the “Community Contributor of the year 2014”. I was so proud and still I am.

This is the reason why I received it: Frederic organizes the MySQL & Friends Devroom at FOSDEM every year. He worked towards making a true community driven event participated by all key players. in 2014 the MySQL & Friends devroom also presented a shared booth/stand regrouping Oracle, MariaDB/SkySQL and Percona engineers and developers.

But this Award can’t be only mine, I need to share it with all people that helped me in this adventure and that makes it possible. FOSDEM MySQL & Friends Devroom is maybe now the second best event in Europe after Percona Live UK (PLUK).

I’m sorry, “apologies upfront” (some people will understand this sentence), but I’ll now thanks all the people that deserves it and the list is long:

FOSDEM, for the acceptance of the MySQL & Friends Devroom every year since 2009.
Kris sdog Buytaert, who encouraged me to give my first talk in the MySQL Devroom in 2010.
Lenz Grimmer, to have run the devroom at the beginning
Giuseppe @datacharmer Maxia, for having helped me and introduced me to key players in the Community to be able to create every year a strong Committee with people of different companies and opensource projects
Colin @bytebot Charles, for having participate to all these devrooms as visitor, speaker and committee member (and congratulation for the Award too)
Sergey Petrunia who also helped me the first year I was in charge of the devroom
Henrik @h_ingo Ingo, who was a model for me in how he represented the Open Source in the MySQL ecosystem (you can come back whenever you want)
– Oracle, Tungsten, SkySQL, MariaDB, Percona to have allowed their engineers to travel, speak and share the booth with each others
– All committee members
– All speakers (2014, 2013,2012)
– All attendees
– and last but not least the Percona Belgian Team, Liz @lizztheblizz van Dijk, Dimitri @dim0 Vanoverbeke and Kenny @gryp Gryp who supported me for the logistic and organized a wonderful Community Dinner this year.

Again thank you everybody, this award is our award to all of us !

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