Percona Live: Do Not Press That Button

PLD-17-01.pngIf I had to mention a single technical blog that I always find informative and I have followed for many years, I would say without doubts the Database Performance Blog from Percona. That is why I am so keen to attend this year the Percona Live Open Source Database Conference in Dublin and present a lighting talk Do Not Press That Button” on September 26th. You can find more about my short session on RDS here. Looking forward to Dublin!

From Macedonia to Codemotion

As the BBC recently reported, Matthew Nimetz has spent the last 23 years trying to find a name for the republic of Macedonia that can be accepted both in Skopje and Athens. But a solution for the Macedonia naming dispute has not been agreed yet.

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What name should a developer use today when working on location-based services? The user friendly Macedonia or the formal but longer The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia ? How can you make your users in Skopje and Athens both happy?

This is one of the examples I might use at the next Codemotion in Berlin. I do not expect to discuss in half an hour all the geopolitical challenges targeting an international audience and their workarounds, but I am very excited to present the talk “The (accidental) political developer” .

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You can find the abstract here and an introduction to the topic in my previous posts, The (accidental) political software developer and Location-based services and countries on AWS.

See you on October 12 & 13 at Kulturbrauerei!