Percona Joins Community Over Code 2024 in Bratislava, Slovakia

by Edith Puclla

Last week, I participated as a speaker for the first time at Community Over Code 2024.

Community Over Code

Community Over Code is a key principle at Apache, highlighting the importance of having a solid and collaborative community rather than just focusing on the code. While good code is essential, the community’s strength and resilience keep a project going and growing. I love how this is expressed in the “Apache Way.”

Renaming ApacheCon to “Community Over Code” reflects this idea, emphasizing the central role of community in Apache’s approach. This year, Community Over Code was in Bratislava, Slovakia. My talk was in the Community track, where I spoke about Outreachy Internship, the Apache Software Foundation, and Apache Airflow. My goal was to celebrate the success of the Outreachy program, which has surpassed 1,000 internships, and I am proud to be one of them.

Community Over Code Talk

I talked about the community, shared success stories, and provided clear examples, such as Bowrna Prabhakaran and Ephraim Anierobi, and shared my personal experience. I also explained how Outreachy, along with my mentors from Apache Airflow, Jarek Potiuk, and Elad Kalif, boosted my professional career in Open Source 03 years ago.

Community Over Code Slide

Working at Percona

Now I work for Percona, which has been recognized as one of Inc. Magazine’s 2024 Best Workplaces! I love my job and the amazing things we are building at Percona. Percona is an open-source software company that fully believes that open source should remain open throughout. This belief inspires me to work at Percona.

Work At Percona

What We’re Focused on Now

If you’re interested in improving database performance on Kubernetes, you will love Percona Everest. It is our cloud-native solution for efficiently managing and running databases on Kubernetes. With a very user-friendly interface, you can run any database on any cloud provider or on-premises.

Here are some use cases where you might use Percona Everest.

  • Seeking ways to make the development of internal platforms easier and faster.
  • Looking for affordable alternatives to public Database-as-a-Service (DBaaS) offerings.
  • Building multi-cloud or hybrid cloud setups to meet data compliance needs for multi-regional businesses.
  • Wishing to leverage Kubernetes for its scalability and stability to run databases efficiently.
  • Transitioning from monolithic to microservices architecture to modernize legacy database infrastructure.

Percona Everest

Any feedback is welcome on our Percona Everest forum, and if you like it, give us a start on GitHub: ∎

Edith Puclla

Edith Puclla is a Technology Evangelist of Percona Corporation, studied at 42 Silicon Valley School in California in 2020, and was part of the Outreachy Internship in 2021. She has a background in DevOps and is a Docker and Kubernetes enthusiast.

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