About the webinar

This free live event is an opportunity to listen to Michael Widenius, a prominent Tech expert and investor that is behind the MySQL open source database.

Wondering what are the perks of choosing open source today, and eager to ask directly your questions to an open source leading advocate?


Guest speaker


Creator and one of the original developers of MariaDB and MySQL, the world’s most popular open source database, Michael “Monty” Widenius is a renowned advocate for the open source software movement.

Michael “Monty” Widenius is the founder of the MariaDB Corporation and MariaDB Foundation, and actively contributes as a technical leader in both entities. Additionally, he is the founder and general partner at the venture capital firm OpenOcean.

As a hands-on data expert in Open Source DBMS development, Monty has created business models and built communities around open source projects. Among many other areas of expertise, he specializes in server architecture and understands complex software design.

Topics covered in
this webinar

  • Why you should opt for open source vs closed source
  • The pros and cons of open source
  • Tips and best practice
  • Q&A session with Michael Widenius