PDXPUG: November meeting

When: 7-9pm Thu Nov 21, 2013
Where: Iovation
Who: Eric Hanson
What: Postgres at Aquameta

Eric Hanson is CEO of Aquameta, a software design company here in Portland. They are about to launch their first product, code-named Spacebase, a web programming IDE bundled into several new PostgreSQL extensions. Their mission is to democratize computer programming, and in doing so unleash the ingenuity of the planet to communicate and collaborate through software in novel ways. They claim that Spacebase radically simplifies the development of data-driven web applications, to the point that almost anyone can do it, especially power users like the spreadsheet community.

In this talk, Eric will talk about why Aquameta chose PostgreSQL, why they believe end user programming is important for the survival of our species, and then give a sneak peek at three new PostgreSQL extensions which should be generally useful to developers.


Our meeting will be held at Iovation, on the 32nd floor of the US Bancorp Tower at 111 SW 5th (5th & Oak). It’s right on the Green & Yellow Max lines. Underground bike parking is available in the parking garage; outdoors all around the block in the usual spots. No bikes in the office, sorry!

Building security will close access to the floor at 7:30.

See you there!

PDXPUG: October Meeting

When: 7-9pm Thu Oct 17, 2013
Where: Iovation
Who: Garlynn Woodsong
What: Urban Footprint

Garlynn Woodsong is a Project Manager in the regional and large-scale master planning team at Calthorpe Associates. He is a geographer and urban planner with more than 13 years of experience in transportation, land use, and regional and corridor planning and policy. His work and experience ranges from transit-oriented development, bicycle transportation planning, regional transportation policy and funding, to the use of GIS technology to support smart growth and regional planning efforts.

Garlynn’s going to expand on his lightning talk from earlier this year and give us a more in-depth look at UrbanFootprint, an open-source geospatial urban & regional scenario planning tool/ecosystem powered by PostgreSQL.

Our meeting will be held at Iovation, on the 32nd floor of the US Bancorp Tower at 111 SW 5th (5th & Oak). It’s right on the Green & Yellow Max lines. Underground bike parking is available in the parking garage; outdoors all around the block in the usual spots. No bikes in the office, sorry!

Building security will close access to the floor at 7:30.

After-meeting beer location TBD. See you there!

PDXPUG: September meeting in two weeks – JSON

When: 7-9pm Thu Sep 19, 2013
Where: Iovation
Who: Andrew Kreps
What: JSON

This month we return to our regular meeting location at Iovation. Andrew Kreps will be giving a JSON demo.

Topics:
- A brief definition of JSON for those who may not have a lot of experience with it
- Why the storage of JSON as JSON is important
- Working with the operators, selecting data, etc
- A practical example, probably using the Instagram API.

Andrew’s a Portland-based software engineer who digests APIs for breakfast. After stumbling through the worlds of Oracle and Mysql for many years, he’s found PostgreSQL to do things they way they should have always been done.

Our meeting will be held at Iovation, on the 32nd floor of the US Bancorp Tower at 111 SW 5th (5th & Oak). It’s right on the Green & Yellow Max lines. Underground bike parking is available in the parking garage; outdoors all around the block in the usual spots. No bikes in the office, sorry!

Building security will close access to the floor at 7:30.

PDXPUG: January Meeting

When: 7-9pm Thu January 19, 2012
Where: Iovation
Who: Tim Bruce
What: Database Trending

Tim started a new job earlier this year and was looking at how to gather some performance metrics to measure database performance over long periods. While these will change since he works in a very fluid environment, being able to see some differences over time will allow for some forecasting as well. Tim will start by showing some of the things he’s identified, and the code he has, to track these elements and then will lead a round-robin discussion of what other people may be doing to
capture their own metrics.

Tim Bruce has been working with computers for over 25 years doing Data Management, Programming, Systems Administration and Database Administration. Currently, Tim is the Database Administrator for Conducive Technology, the company behind FlightStats.

Our meeting will be held at Iovation, on the 32nd floor of the US Bancorp Tower at 111 SW 5th (5th & Oak). It’s right on the Green & Yellow Max lines. Underground bike parking is available in the parking garage; outdoors all around the block in the usual spots. No bikes in the office, sorry!

Building security will close access to the floor at 7:30.

After-meeting beer location TBD. See you there!

PDXPUG January meeting in one week

Join us next week for the first installment of our “”Founders Series””!

When: 7-9pm Thu Jan 20, 2011
Where: FreeGeek
Who: Mark Wong
What: Android + Postgres

Mark Wong will tell us about a weekend he spent slapping together an Android app that talks directly to Postgres using the Postgres JDBC interface. He’ll focus more on the specifics of the development environment, how to use JDBC to connect to Postgres, and gotchas encountered along the way and not so much on general Android application programming.

Mark Wong likes to hang out at Postgres meetings and has been somewhat involved in the Postgres community over the years. He’s the brains behind pg_top and pg_proctab, and is the current maintainer of DBT-2 and DBT-5.

Beer afterwards at the Lucky Lab. See you there!

PDXPUG October Meeting – Oct 16

Even though PG Con West will be going on October 10-12 in sunny (we hope) Portland, we will still have our monthly meeting on October 16, 2008. This month, Selena Deckelmann will provide a tutorial on setting up Point-in-time recovery (PITR) for your PostgreSQL installation. This will be hands on, with the ever-dangerous LIVE DEMO.

We will be meeting at FreeGeek – 1731 SE 10th Avenue, Portland, OR.

In November, our own Randal Schwartz of Stonehenge Consulting (http://www.stonehenge.com/) will be giving a talk on Smalltalk and Postgres integration.

Looking forward to seeing everyone there….and of course, drinks at the Lucky Lab (http://www.luckylab.com/ ) at 915 SE Hawthorne Blvd. afterwards.

Tim