By popular demand, we’re having a session of lightning talks at Postgres Open this year!
What is a lightning talk, you ask? It’s a 5-minute talk on a topic of your choosing. (For this conference, it should be at least vaguely postgres- or database-related.) Make it as serious or entertaining as you like. If you’ve never given a talk at a conference before, this is a great way to try it out. The audience is forgiving, and it’s only 5 minutes!
Slides are not required, but are helpful.
The session will be 5pm – 6pm on Tuesday, Sept 18. Sign up today!
There’s a limited number of spaces, so get your talks in now! 🙂
(Many thanks to Gabrielle for writing this blog post!)
(And psst – don’t forget to buy your tickets! 🙂
Thanks again to all the folks that volunteered to give five minute talks during the Lightning talks session at PgCon!
Our lightning talks this year were:
- PostgreSQL Developer Meeting in Five Minutes – Bruce Momjian
- Slony 1 => 2.0 – Steve Singer
- PostgreSQL and Twisted – Jan Urbanski
- The FlyMine Project – Matthew Wakeling
- Enhanced Tools for PostgreSQL – Tomonari Katsumata
- Servoy – Christophe Pettus
- Tail_n_mail – Greg Sabino Mullane
- GSOC – Robert Treat
- Pg Staging – Dimitri Fontaine
- Serializable Transaction Isolation – Kevin Grittner
- 10 ways to wreck your database – Josh Berkus
All presentations are downloadable from: http://wiki.postgresql.org/wiki/PgCon_2010_Lightning_talks
Image Copyright © 2010 Richard Guy Briggs from here and used by permission.
I gave a Lightning talk today about PostgreSQL User Groups. I wasn’t able to get through ALL my slides – but I only had to rush through the last three. (click on the cat below to download – 5MB)
Lightning talks are some of my favorite sessions. I got to announce the incorporation of PostgreSQL-EU! We had a talk about DBIx::Cache (which you should all check out!), a cool open source lab in Japan that Hiroshi Saito works for (only for Japanese, but very cool), Gavin Roy talked about Staplr and a new benchmarking tool called Playr that was just released on Thursday, and six more talks! We hope to publish the rest of the slides shortly.