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PostgreSQL Development Today

Time:15:45 - 16:30
Day:Thursday 21 January 2010
Location:Main Auditorium (MFC)
Project: PostgreSQL Project

PostgreSQL has gone from a toy for database PhDs to challenging the top proprietary SQL databases in the last 10 years. Come hear Core Team Member Josh Berkus talk about current development in the PostgreSQL project, including:

  • Interesting and fun new features in 8.4 (released July 2009), including demos
  • Current development on 8.5, including built-in replication, and how you can try them today
  • PostgreSQL's new "CommitFest" development methodology and the new Milestone releases

If you want to know what's going on with PostgreSQL today, you should be at this talk.

Josh Berkus

Josh Berkus is best known as a Core Team member of the world-spanning PostgreSQL database project. He contributes to a variety of other open source projects, events and campaigns, including government open data, OSCON, pgCon, BIRT, open source voting, Perl, and several application projects. Josh is president of PostgreSQL Experts, Inc., a database consulting company. In his "spare time" he cooks, reviews restaurants, and makes pottery.