January Meeting Recap

11 people showed up for our first meeting of the new year.  Thanks to Iovation for providing a comfortable space with pizza.

We will be having another PRP soon, as well as a YAMS hackathon.  We may combine the two into one event.  Watch this space for details.

Here are Tim’s slides from his Database Trending talk last night.  I can’t wait to try this at home!

Database Trending

I converted his .odp slides to .ppt so’s I could a) upload them to WP (no .odp allowed!) and b) include his notes.

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!

So long, and thanks for all the fish

It’s a new year and time for a change of scenery!  We’re moving our meetings across the river to Iovation.

I’d like to express my appreciation to FreeGeek for hosting us for the first five+ years of PDXPUG:  meetings, classes, Relational Algebra Cocktail Parties, and Normalization Puppet Theater. Thank you so much for providing a meeting space for us!