Last month, I was at 2ndQuadrant booth at P2D2, an annual conference organized in Prague by local user group called CSPUG (Czech and Slovak PostgreSQL User Group). The conference was certainly a huge success and more than 200 people showed up! Meeting a lot of PostgreSQL enthusiasts in town, I wondered why there are no regular meetups in Prague. At the conference after-party, I started to question folks and learned that given a chance some of them would give talks and many more would be happy to attend. The initial reactions verified my observation and I felt motivated enough to start organizing meetups myself!
Even though I've been living in Prague for some time now, it has been a little difficult to manage the myself all by myself. My colleague Tomas Vondra stepped forward to (more…)
Did you know - 2ndQuadrant has the largest single, collection of PostgreSQL experts of any company globally?!
With a team of some of the best known developers, they all still actively contribute to the progressive development of PostgreSQL. Would you like to have access to some of the most knowledgeable and experienced people available? The 5432...MeetUs! post-conference training is your chance!
In addition to the Kanban System Design training course with Dragos Dumitriu we mentioned last week, there will be a variety of other training courses in the days following the 5432...MeetUs! conference. When you attend a course with 2ndQuadrant, you learn from experts who understand PostgreSQL, the platforms, programs, and languages at the deepest level.
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If you are eager to learn new competencies or advance your skills in PostgreSQL and other Open Source programs, platforms, and languages, you should join us at the 5432...MeetUs! conference!
Between the workshop track offered during the conference and the optional trainings offered in the two days following the conference, it looks like there will be something for everyone at this conference. There's a chance to be hands-on with different programs, platforms and languages such as Docker, Repmgr and more - we also hear that they will have some Raspberry Pis that you can experiment with.
The workshops are an optional track during the conference (it is required that you register in advance) and the trainings will be held in the days following the conference.
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The second edition of the 5432...MeetUs! conference is sure to be one to remember. They will be hosting PostgreSQL experts, users, and contributors from all over the world. With talks, workshops, and trainings - we are sure to stay busy every minute!
With speakers like Zalando's Valentine Gogichasvili and IBM's Andrea Vercellini, it will be great to be in good company with fellow PostgreSQL supporters and hear real life case studies of individuals who have successfully applied PostgreSQL and Open Source practices and tools within their enterprises.
In addition to the independent developers, other companies we look forward to catching up with at the event include Dalibo, Subito.it, Navionics, InnoGames, PaxLife, and more.
Check out who all will be in attendance!
Keynote speakers are always something everyone looks forward to at conferences. We're particularly looking forward to seeing Dragos Dumitriu team up with our very own Gabriele Bartolini at the 5432...MeetUs! conference in Milan, Italy June 28 and 29.
Dragos Dumitriu is an industry leader in the Agile community and renowned Kanban expert - helping to improve organisational efficiency in teams since 2004. 2ndQuadrant Italia has had a great friendship with Dragos since 2013 and will host him as a keynote speaker at the second edition of the 5432...MeetUs! conference. Dragos and Gabriele will discuss lean and Kanban in human enterprise environments, using 2ndQuadrant Italia as a live case study.
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Last week I was invited by the Dutch PostgreSQL User Group in Amsterdam to speak on PostgreSQL Administration Recipes. It was the first session of 2016, and the third since they started meeting last year.
Using the simple format of a cooking recipe, I presented some techniques that a PostgreSQL DBA can use to solve recurring problems, for instance: change your password without leaving traces of the new password around; quickly estimate the number of rows in a table; see which parameters have a non-default setting; temporarily disable an index without dropping it. The last recipe was more philosophical: plan your backups, or better yet, plan your recovery!
After my talk I listened to the interesting presentation from Reiner Peterke who described pg_inside, his tool for collecting (more…)
You now have time until March 14th, 2016 to submit your talk to "5432...MeetUs!", the conference
organised by 2ndQuadrant that will take place in Milan next June 28th and 29th.
Further information on the call for papers can be found on the conference website.