January, 2024

MySQL/MariaDB Internals Hack Week

Building on the success of the last #wehack (Postgres Internals), I'll host a Discord group from January 3rd - 10th for folks who want to dig into MariaDB internals: write about it, try to break it, fix a bug in it, or improve the docs.

Basically, a support group for people who want to figure this stuff out together.

Learn or contribute

If all we do is get more folks looking at MariaDB code, building it, and trying out tweaks to it -- without any contributions merged -- I'd see it as a success. If the week produces any new contributions merged into MariaDB, fantastic.

Existing MariaDB contributors are welcome to join.

Be respectful

In order to cut down on mod effort and the likelihood of this turning into the worst of Hacktoberfest, I'm going to limit invites to Discord to folks who have been programmers for a bit and can provide social proof such as a GitHub, LinkedIn, or technical website.

It is imperative to be respectful of open-source maintainers. And folks caught doing otherwise will get booted from the Discord.

Once and done

After January 10th the Discord will be deleted. Any contributions made to MariaDB (docs, bug fixes, etc.) will be noted on this page afterward, as will any non-trivial blog posts or GitHub projects showing something interesting about MariaDB (created during the course of the event).

I'll also add to this page resources folks share for MariaDB internals and contributing to MariaDB.

Sign up here and I'll email you an invite to Discord.

Signups are now closed! Join us another time! :)



Projects and posts that came out during, or as a result of, the week.