My PGConf.EU 2012 Schedule

As mentioned before, I’ll be at this year PostgreSQL Conference in Prague. Still two weeks to go, but I just had a few minutes "free" time and prepared my personal schedule.

As usual, I plan to attend as many sessions as possible. As usual, I’ll skip some in favour of a nice chat and/or change my mind in the last moment.

Tuesday, October 23

I’ll spend the whole day with Joe Celko’s session “A day of SQL with Celko.” Thought it might be a good idear to listen to him—probably less time consuming than reading his books ;)

Wednesday, October 24

11:10 - 12:00 — Room: Seine

“Programming the SQL Way with Common Table Expressions.” CTE’s are not exactly new to me, still I’m hardly using them. Hope to see some good examples how they can help.

12:10 - 13:00 — Room: Thames

“MultiMaster Replication: Applications, Comparison, Implementation.” What caught my attention was “ various replication implementations in CouchDB, MongoDB, SQLServer and Oracle” — whow, that sounds interesting. NoSQL/SQL comparisons are difficult, let’s see how this one works out.

14:00 - 14:50 — Room: Seine

“Understanding EXPLAIN’s output.” I guess everybody knows: I love execution plans :)

15:20 - 16:10 — Room: Thames

“Range Types in PostgreSQL 9.2 - Your Life Will Never Be The Same.” We will see...

16:20 - 17:10 — Room: Thames

“High availability in Postgres-XC, the symmetric PostgreSQL cluster.” Again, something in the domains of NoSQL...

Thursday, October 25

09:30 - 10:20 — Room: Vltava

“Marketing PostgreSQL.” When read “Your Life Will Never Be The Same” above I immediately though that must be a marketing guy. Confirmed. However, I need to do a lot of marketing as well.

10:50 - 11:40 — Room: Thames

“Universal Data Access with SQL/MED.”

11:50 - 12:40 — Room: Vltava

“Elephants and Windmills.”

13:40 - 14:30 — Room: Seine

“Inside PostgreSQL Shared Memory.”

14:40 - 15:30 — Room: Vltava

“Index support for regular expression search.” No comment :)

Friday, October 26

09:30 - 10:20 — Room: Seine

“Beyond Query Logging.”

10:50 - 11:40 — Room: Thames

“Migrating Oracle queries to PostgreSQL.” ... subtle (often undocumented) differences are highlighted.

11:50 - 12:40 — ??

Debugging complex SQL queries with writable CTEs” —OR— “PG-Strom - GPU Accelerated Asynchronous Query Execution Module” Here I’ve a real problem, both sound very interesting.

13:40 - 14:30 — Room: Seine

”Large Scale MySQL Migration to PostgreSQL.”

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