Friday 28 September 2012

PostgreSQL Conference Europe 2012 - 3 weeks to go!

There are less than four weeks until this years PostgreSQL Conference Europe, to be held at the Corinthia Hotel, Prague, organised by PostgreSQL Europe. This years event is shaping up to be our best ever, with a higher rate of attendee registrations than we've ever seen before, a bumper crop of talks from PostgreSQL users and contributors from around the world, and a keynote presentation from well known industry veteran, renowned author on all things SQL, and one of the original authors of the SQL89 and SQL92 standards, Joe Celko.

For more information on the event, visit the conference website.

This years conference will start with a day of training sessions (available at extra cost), places on which must be pre-booked when you register:
  • Joe Celko - A day of SQL with Celko: How often does an opportunity to learn SQL from the master come along? Not very often! Not to be missed if you're new to SQL or want to polish up your skills.
  • Bruce Momjian, Devrim Gunduz (EnterpriseDB) - Mastering PostgreSQL Administration: Hone your mastery of PostgreSQL, learning from Bruce, one of the project founders, and long term contributor and RPM maintainer, Devrim. This day long session starts with the basics, moving into more advanced administration and management topics.
  • Greg Smith, Peter Geoghegan (2nd Quadrant) - PostgreSQL Performance Training: Renowned PostgreSQL performance expert Greg and developer Peter spend half a day showing you how to get the best performance from your database servers.
  • Dimitri Fontaine, Simon Riggs (2nd Quadrant) - PostgreSQL Replication Training: PostgreSQL developer Dimitri and committer and author of features such as hot standby and point in time recovery, Simon, spend half a day discussing the streaming and synchronous replication, as well as failover and monitoring options available to PostgreSQL users.
  • Pavel Stehule - Implementace uložených procedur v PostgreSQL: Veteran contributor to PostgreSQL's stored functions languages Pavel shows you how to write stored procedures in PostgreSQL. Half day, presented in Czech.
  • Tomas Vondra (GoodData) - Čtení exekučních plánů: Long time contributor Tomas teaches the finer points of reading query (EXPLAIN) plans. Half day, presented in Czech.
Following the training sessions, we have three days of talks in three different rooms, with something for everyone - check out the conference schedule for details - and as always there will be social events hosted by our sponsors, and the hallway track to meet and chat with other PostgreSQL users and developers.

Convinced? Of course you are. Head over to the registration page and book your place now!