Very short update from my side: I’ll be presenting at FOSDEM in Brussels (1-2 February 2014) and Percona Live MySQL Conference in Santa Clara (1-4 April 2014).
At FOSDEM I will present about Galera replication in real life which is concentrate around two use cases for Galera: adding new clusters to our sharded environment and migrating existing clusters into a new Galera cluster.
At Percona Live MySQL Conference I will present about our globally distributed storage layers. Next to our globally sharded environment we have built a new environment called ROAR (Read Often, Alter Rarely) that also needs to be distributed globally.
Both are interesting talks and I really look forward to present at these great conferences. So if you have the way and means to attend either one: you should!