In order to attend, you need a SCALE registration. No special knowledge is required for the workshop. If you want to follow the exercises, you need a PostgreSQL database installed on your computer.
See you there!
For the 13th year, the PostgreSQL Project is participating in Google Summer of Code (GSoC). This project is a great opportunity to let students learn about Open Source projects, and help them deliver new features. It is also a chance to engage the students beyond just one summer, and grow them into active contributors.
The PostgreSQL Project participates in Google Code-In (GCI) 2018. This is a program which allows pre-university students to pick up tasks defined by the partnering open source projects, learn about these projects, and also win a prize (certificates, t-shirts, hoodies, but also a trip to Google HQ).
Every project creates a number different tasks, some technical, some design based, some about updating documentation, or validating bugs. Whatever is useful in order to get to know the project better. Students can select tasks and submit their work. Mentors from the project then evaluate the work, and either approve it or send it back to the student because more work is needed.
For a long time I was using a Makefile to quickly build, start, stop and then wipe a predefined PostgreSQL version. That comes handy if you just want to test something on an older version, without actually installing the software. Everything happens in a single directory, even a different port is assigned.
The PostgreSQL Project was assigned a devroom at FOSDEM again this year. We got a room with approx. 200 seats, and as usual every last seat was taken for many of the talks. This requires that we manage the room very effectively and carefully, both to avoid that people walk in and out at all times and disturb the speaker, but also in order to keep the exits free at all times.
For more than 10 years, the PostgreSQL Project is present at FOSDEM. We also organize a separate PostgreSQL Day on Friday.
This blog post presents useful information about both the PGDay and the booth and devroom at FOSDEM.
FOSDEM 2017 is over, and hopefully everyone is back home. Time for a short review.
Once again, PostgreSQL ran a pre-conference to FOSDEM, called PGDay. One day just filled with awesome PostgreSQL talks, and meeting community members.
Many speakers uploaded or linked their talks to the PostgreSQL Wiki. If the slides for a talk are missing, please contact the speaker and ask them to upload or link the slides. (For the record, my slides are here)