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!
Many thanks to all the community members who have submitted fantastic proposals to Postgres Open so far.
We’ve decided to extend the submission deadline by 1 week, closing July 3, 2012 at 11:59 pm.
Have a look at our CFP and submit a talk!
Hope to see you in Chicago this fall.
I’ve been incredibly busy this past month, and not blogging – being a free agent has possibly made me busier than I was before!
Postgres Open’s schedule is in near-final state. We’ve started adding talks to our Demo room on Thursday, and are looking forward to a keynote from Charles Fan, SVP at VMWare about recent developments in vmware’s cloud offerings for Postgres.
We’ll also be getting a more in-depth look at Heroku’s new postgres.heroku.com on-demand database service, as well as an open source tool they wrote called WAL-E.
Thanks to Heroku, we’ll be streaming much of the content from the conference live, so you’ll be able to catch the keynotes and many of the talks, even if you’re not there. And we’ll be sharing the videos after.
I believe we’re the first Postgres conference to do this! Someone correct me if I’m wrong.
While I’m in Chicago, I’m planning to drop by the Windy City Perl Mongers for a reprise of my 9.1 talk from OSCON.
We’re also planning a couple parties for Postgres Open, and hopefully inviting a few of the local user groups to join us.
After that, I’m headed in October to PostgreSQL Conference EU, and will be giving a talk about terabyte Postgres databases (and the problems you run into with them), and a database-specific “Mistakes were Made” talk, about operations and the tools we need to use to help us make fewer mistakes.