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FOSDEM Schedule 2021
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Online Conferences and the "new normal".

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Anna Widenius
<p>In the MariaDB Foundation we have been trying to respond to the challenges of the "new normal" by organising a series of online events that we called MariaDB ServerFest. Taking a step from holding Unconferences for 50+ participants to an online event for thousands of viewers is a challenging and exciting learning process. In this lightning talk I would like to share some war stories, ideas and experiences from this journey.</p>

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