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Slides from my talk "Tour de Data Types: VARCHAR2 or CHAR(255)?" at FOSDEM 2017

I had the opportunity to talk about the many datatypes in PostgreSQL, in the PostgreSQL Devroom at FOSDEM 2017. It's quite interesting how many people only use the basic data types and don't know the broad range of types which PostgreSQL is offering.

My slides are available here: *click*

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Chemnitz Linux Days 2013

"Chemnitz Linux Days" is one of the main Open Source and Linux conferences in Germany, for the 15th consecutive year now. And personally it's one of my favourite conferences.

Based on experience from the past two years I decided not to have a booth, but nevertheless submitted two talks. One was accepted: "Replication with PostgreSQL" (slides and script here). On the laptop keyboard&mouse: Andreas Kretschmer. On the microphone: me. It was the first talk in the morning, but the room was full with visitors. We got nice feedback about the talk as well and had to continue discussions outside of the room, when the next talk started.

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Replikation mit PostgreSQL - Vortrag auf den Chemnitzer Linuxtagen 2013

Die Folien für den Vortrag "Replikation mit PostgreSQL", den Andreas Kretschmer und ich auf den Chemnitzer Linuxtagen 2013 gehalten haben, sind jetzt online:

Replikation mit PostgreSQL

Ein Link auf das Build Skript zum Nachvollziehen der Demo ist hier:

Demo Skript

Viel Spaß damit.

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Call for Papers: Workshop Days in Rapperswil

The Call for Papers for the Workshop Days /ch/open at the HSR (Hochschule für Technik Rapperswil, Switzerland) is open. Among other talks, the team is especially looking for a PostgreSQL workshop.

If you would like to submit a workshop, please go to the website and use the submit form.

The CfP ends June 8th, hurry up ;-)

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Schedule for PostgreSQL devroom at FOSDEM 2012

The schedule for the PostgreSQL devroom at FOSDEM 2012 is now available:

http://www.fosdem.org/2012/schedule/track/postgresql_devroom

We will have 8 talks on Saturday, February 4th.

See you there ...

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FOSDEM 2012 - PostgreSQL Devroom: Call for Speakers

The PostgreSQL project will have a Devroom at FOSDEM 2012, which takes place on February 4-5 in Brussels, Belgium. The Devroom will mainly cover topics for PostgreSQL users, developers and contributors. For more information about the event itself, please see the website at http://www.fosdem.org/2012/.


We are now accepting proposals for talks. Please note that we only accept talks in English.

Each session will last 45 minutes (including discussion), and may be on any topic related to PostgreSQL. Suggested topic areas include:

  • Developing applications for PostgreSQL
  • Administering large scale PostgreSQL installations
  • Case studies and/or success stories of PostgreSQL deployments
  • PostgreSQL tools and utilities
  • PostgreSQL hacking
  • Community & user groups
  • Tuning the server
  • Migrating from other systems
  • Scaling/replication
  • Benchmarking & hardware
  • PostgreSQL related products


Of course, we're happy to receive proposals for talks on other PostgreSQL related topics as well.


Please use our conference website to submit your proposal:

https://www.postgresql.eu/events/callforpapers/fosdem2012/


The deadline for submissions is December 20th, 2011. The schedule will be published and speakers will be informed by the end of the year.


Please also note my email about hotel reservation:

http://archives.postgresql.org/pgeu-general/2011-11/msg00000.php


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Fazit: PostgreSQL auf der FrOSCon 2011

Wie in den letzten Jahren auch hat PostgreSQL wieder einen sehr angenehmen Auftritt auf der FrOSCon 2011 gehabt.

Am Samstag hatten wir einen Devroom, der voll mit guten Vorträgen war. Das Feedback für den Devroom ist - soweit man das zu diesem frühen Zeitpunkt schon abschätzen kann - sehr gut.

Etwas Kritik gibt es an der Orga für die Organisation der Projekte. Wie auch im letzten Jahr wurden alle Projekte in die eine Hälfte des einen großen Saals gepackt. Auf der anderen Seite waren dann Tische und dort wurde warmes Essen verkauft. Dieses Gedränge und das gute Wetter haben dafür gesorgt, das die Temperaturen an den Ständen nicht erträglich waren - entsprechend war am Sonntag dort recht wenig los und die Besucher haben sich eher draußen aufgehalten.

Für nächstes Jahr wünsche ich mir hier ein komplett neues Konzept vom Veranstalter, andernfalls macht es keinen Sinn, unnötig personelle und materielle Ressourcen für einen nicht besuchten Stand aufzuwenden. Mit kleineren Korrekturen ist es hier nicht mehr getan, dafür ist die FrOSCon mittlerweile zu groß geworden und die Anzahl der Projekte wächst ständig an.

Dafür war das Social Event am Abend wieder sehr gut organisiert und besucht. Positiv zu erwähnen ist außerdem, das man schneller seine Getränke bekam.

Dann mal schauen, was die Orga da nächstes Jahr geplant hat.

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PostgreSQL@FrOSCon 2011

FrOSCon is the annual Free and Open Source Conference, which takes place at the University of Applied Sciences Bonn-Rhein-Sieg in St. Augustin, Germany.

As usual, PostgreSQL has a devroom and we will host a number of talks, most of them in German, but also one in English.

The list of talks is available at the FrOSCon website: http://programm.froscon.org/2011/schedule/2011-08-20.html You have to scroll right to the second page.

Honestly: I don't know, why the FrOSCon folks chooses pink for our devroom in the schedule. I mean, hey, pink. Not blue, not black, PINK! Ridiculous!

Anyway, looking forward to meet you in St. Augustin in a not so far future.

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CHAR(11)

Was the first time that I actually had the chance to attend CHAR(11). For various reasons (speak: my wife had tickets for a musical) I could not attend last year.

After arriving in Cambridge and a decent dinner on Sunday, I went early to the venue on Monday (*wow*). Registration: check, breakfast: check, EMC booth: check, tea: check - maybe not in this particular order. Let's start the day.

Most of the talks were very interesting and it's good to see, how others attempt to solve the same problems we have in Greenplum. Because of many questions, Simon organized a podium discussion with Yeb Havinga, Willem Dijkstra (both MGRID), Koichi Suzuki (Postgres-XC) and Rob Klopp (Greenplum) just before lunch. It's also interesting that people would like to see some of the technology in PostgreSQL - we have to talk with our product management, if we can make this happen.

Monday ended in a very good dinner in a near college, it looked a bit like the big hall in Harry Potter - just the candles were missing ;-) Tuesday ended in a barbeque outside the venue. Both gave the chance for the usual conversations which I enjoyed a lot.

Hopefully I can attend again next year.


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PostgreSQL@FrOSCon 2011 - Call for Papers

Like in the last years, the German-Speaking PostgreSQL User Group again has a Devroom at the FrOSCon 2011, taking place on August 20/21in St. Augustin, Germany.

Now we are looking for all kind of PostgreSQL related talks. All slots are 45 minutes.

Please submit your talk to froscon@pgug.de. Deadline is Juli 20th.

We also have a booth. If you visit FrOSCon, please step by and have a chat with us.

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