[Upgrade Event Preview & Mentor Recruitment📣] Recruitment of Upgrade Mentors for TiDB Community Upgrade Assistance Event in May!

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Original topic: 【升级活动预告&导师招募📣】5月份的 TiDB 社区升级互助活动招募升级导师天团啦!

| username: Billmay表妹

Event Background

Recently, we have noticed an unprecedented enthusiasm for TiDB upgrades!

After seeing the positive feedback from various community members on the new version, I couldn’t resist anymore:

Test Comparison

From @h5n1 comparing the upgrade from TiDB v5.2.3 to TiDB v7.5.1:

From Tongcheng Travel’s core online business @田帅萌7 comparing the upgrade from TiDB v5.0.4 to TiDB v7.5.1:

Event Preview

Some community members are still using relatively old versions of TiDB.

Members have reported that they also want to upgrade, as older versions have less complete surrounding components and it’s difficult to get support when encountering issues (because it’s hard for others to reproduce the environment). However, they are worried about encountering problems during the upgrade with no one to help.

We are considering initiating a “TiDB Upgrade Mutual Assistance Event” in the community, so that members who need to upgrade can do so more confidently and securely.

Here’s a preview of a major event starting next month: TiDB Community Upgrade Mutual Assistance Event!

:partying_face: Expected registration period: May 15, 2024 - June 15, 2024

:boom: Support period from TiDB original technical teachers & community mentors: May 15, 2024 - July 15, 2024

We will recruit teachers with multiple version upgrade experiences in the community to become mentors for this TiDB Community Upgrade Mutual Assistance Event, ensuring a smooth upgrade journey for community members!

If you have rich upgrade experience and wish to help community members avoid pitfalls, please fill out the Mentor Registration Form to become a community upgrade mentor! (First come, first served. Providing a detailed description of your upgrade experience increases your chances of being selected. We plan to recruit around 20 mentors.)

Mentor Registration Form: PingCAP Account

Mentor registration deadline: May 6, 2024, 24:00

Mentor Requirements:

  1. Rich experience in using TiDB, with at least 3 version upgrade practices;
  2. In-depth understanding of the features and configurations of various TiDB versions, able to provide reliable upgrade advice;
  3. Willing to help others, good at communication, able to quickly understand and solve problems encountered by other members.

If you meet the above conditions and are passionate about the TiDB community, welcome to join the TiDB Community Upgrade Mutual Assistance Event mentor team and help those who want to upgrade!

Mentor Responsibilities:

During the event, closely monitor the issues encountered by members in the upgrade process in the activity WeChat group, and provide your suggestions and help!

Mentor Rewards:

  1. 1000 points reward
  2. Exclusive upgrade mentor gift box
  3. TiDB Community Upgrade Mutual Assistance Event Honorary Mentor electronic commemorative badge

Exclusive Mentor Gift Box Voting:

  • Tea set
  • Coffee machine gift box
  • Aromatherapy gift box
0 voters

The official event post will be released later. We look forward to your registration and let’s safeguard your upgrade journey! :heart:

| username: Jellybean | Original post link

To achieve better functionality, stability, and performance, upgrades are necessary. However, upgrading is also a major risky operation; if done well, it benefits the community, but if done poorly, it can lead to disastrous consequences.

The official initiative to provide expert upgrade services is a great benefit for community users! I fully support this activity. :+1: :+1:

| username: Kongdom | Original post link

:kissing_heart: :kissing_heart: :kissing_heart:

| username: 我爱桃花 | Original post link

The tea set is so beautiful.

| username: itfarmer | Original post link

:+1: :+1: :+1:

| username: 我是人间不清醒 | Original post link

Just switched to TiDB, using version 7.1.3, and the platform is stable.

| username: Aionn | Original post link

Envious, envious. Switching to learning mode.

| username: TiDBer_CkS2lbTx | Original post link

Great, with the help of the community.

| username: 希希希望啊 | Original post link

TiDB’s distributed processing is amazing.

| username: TIDB-Learner | Original post link


| username: TiDBer_LM | Original post link

Envious, envious. Switching to learning mode.

| username: Billmay表妹 | Original post link

Currently, 18 people have been recruited.

| username: Billmay表妹 | Original post link

The upgrade mentors are fully booked!