PostgresOpen is coming up in just a few weeks! (Disclosure: I am on the conference committee.) We are still working out the room assignments; your conference badge/printed program will have the right info.
The committee is very excited to have snagged Lacey Williams Henschel to give our keynote, on Open Source & Higher Ed. I’m looking forward to meeting her! (The real reason I’m at the reg desk is to try to meet everyone ;) )
As in previous years, four tutorials are scheduled for the day before the conference proper. As anyone who’s talked to me in the past year could guess, I’m most excited about Grant McAlister’s RDS tutorial. There’s always more to learn about this quickly maturing platform.
My picks for the rest of the conference are as follows:
– Kevin Kempter’s Monitoring Postgres
– Joe Conway’s R talk
– I’ve been using SQL for a while now :koff: but I’m still not that great at some things like window functions, so I’ll be in Stella Nisenbaum’s SQL Guru talk.
– Then I’ll finish out my day with David Steele’s Audit Logging.
– I’ve been enjoying the “History of Postgres”-type talks we’ve had at a few confs lately, and am looking forward to Keith Fiske’s version, Don’t Forget the Elephant.
– Shaun Thomas Highly Available Postgres.
– Of course I’ll be in Peter Don’t-even-try-to-pronounce-it Geoghegan’s UPSERT use cases.
– And last, Phil Vacca’s Text Search.
We will be having a lightning talk session, as in previous years. Signups will open soon; watch the conference twitter stream for announcements.
It’s not too late to register, but our hotel room rate and reservation block expires on Sept 2, so act fast! If you’re a member of a PUG, ask your group leader for the conference discount code. (If you’re a PUG leader and haven’t received the code, please email the conference committee.