PGDay.org - second day

Posted by ads on Sunday, 2008-10-19
Posted in [Events][Pgug-Europe][Postgresql-News]

Continuing our two-day event PGDay we have seen more interesting talks and devroom sessions on the second day.

The day started with David Fetters running into the room on time and talking about Trees and More in SQL. The next time you have to solve a Traveling salesman problem you can solve this in your favourite database.

David Fetter
David Fetter

The coffee break has seen many people coding on new features:

Hacking databases
Hacking databases

Hacking databases
Hacking databases

Hacking databases
Hacking databases

Hacking databases
Hacking databases

There is rumour that some of the people on this previous pictures did not hack on the new and shiny PostgreSQL features, but instead was preparing their slides for talks later this day, It’s unbelievable!

The next two sessions were a bit problematic: we had two English talks in parallel so one had to decide which talk she/he wants to follow.

Thomas Clark spoke about “PostgreSQL in Distributed, Cooperative Telemedicine and eHealth Environments”:

Thomas Clark
Thomas Clark

Dimitri Fontaine was talking about Custom indexing with GiST and PostgreSQL in the other room:

Dimitri Fontaine
Dimitri Fontaine

In the second session Greg occupied the big room and talked about: “Explaining EXPLAIN or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love EXPLAIN ANALYSE”

Greg Stark
Greg Stark

The small room has seen a very promising talk about the In-place upgrade project, the talk was given by Zdenek Kotala.

Zdenek Kotala
Zdenek Kotala

In the last talk before lunch Peter Eisentraut informed us how to “Port applications from Oracle to PostgreSQL”.

Peter Eisentraut
Peter Eisentraut

In parallel Heikki Linnakangas hold a developer session about how to Work on PostgreSQL sources with GIT.

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Today’s last talk was given by Bernd Helmle, he spoke about his “PostgreSQL Updateable Views” project.

Bernd Helmle
Bernd Helmle

That’s it, PGDay is over. :-(

See you next year!

Oh, hold on, Gabriele Bartolini did a summary, showed us some numbers (we had ~170 visitors), spoke about all the beer we didn’t drank last night and thanked all people who was involved into the organization.

Gabriele Bartolini
Gabriele Bartolini

The helpers:

Helpers
Helpers

The blue smurfs:

The blue smurfs
The blue smurfs

The photographer, who probably made 500 pictures:

The photographer
The photographer

The birthday guy (this time for real):

The birthday guy
The birthday guy

And last but not least this lucky guy:

lucky guy
lucky guy

We would like to say “Thank you” to all people who have been involved into the organization and who made PGDay possible.

Now it’s really over, we invite all of you to join us at FOSDEM in Brussels in February 2009.

The next PGDay will be in France in 2009, more details will follow as we know them.

More slides are available in the PostgreSQL wiki: https://wiki.postgresql.org/wiki/European_PGDay_2008


In the evening almost all visitors who were still in Prato went to the restaurant Ristorante Pizzeria Lo Scoglio to get some pizza:

restaurant in the evening
restaurant in the evening



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