Amsterdam Open Source Data Infrastructure Meetup - April 2023

Are you interested in learning more about open-source data technologies? Do you want to network with other like-minded people in a fun, relaxed environment?

Then come join us on Wednesday, 19 April at Spaces Herengracht, for an evening full of inspiring conversations and technical talks by Daniël Van Eeden (PingCAP) and Sébastien Blanc (Aiven).

After the talks, we’ll have food* (light bites will be provided) and socialising later in the evening.


18:30 - 18:40 - Doors open + welcome speech by hosts: Ed Huang (founder of PingCAP) and Aiven

18:45 - 19:10 - “MySQL Protocol” by Daniël Van Eeden, Technical Support Engineer at PingCAP

This presentation gives an overview of the MySQL network protocol. This is done with the help of Wireshark. This will cover the connection setup, query response and some protocol features.

About Daniël:

Daniël van Eeden works for PingCAP as a technical support engineer for TiDB. Before joining TiDB he worked as a DBA for a large website maintaining a large fleet of MySQL servers. He has contributed to the MySQL Protocol decoder in Wireshark.

19:15 - 19:40 - “A legacy app enters a Serverless bar” by Sébastien Blanc, Developer Advocate at Aiven

Join me in this adventure where we will follow the adventures of Bob. Bob is a legacy app, built in 2010, he is still the cash cow of the company and this is why he is still there. But Bob is fragile, all the developers that worked on him left the company. He is like a Jenga tower after 20 turns and could collapse anyday.Even if he knows it’s too late for him, Bob goes on a quest to see what can be done, his company wants to enter the event driven and serverless world.

During his journey Bob will meet Debezium explaining to him that he can capture Bob’s data and send it to a river of data called Kafka … He will also discover how this river of data can wake up another creature : Knative, master of the serveless realm !You want to know how it ends but also see concretely with small demos how all those technologies work ? Join me in this incredible adventure.

About Sébastien:

Sébastien Blanc is a Passion-Driven-Developer with one primary goal : Make the Developers Happy. He likes to share his passion by giving talks that are pragmatic, fun and focused on live coding.

19:40 - 21:30 - Free talks, food and networking

*Please note that this is an alcohol-free event.