PDXPUG: June meeting recap

We had a pretty good turnout for the lightning talks last week, despite competing with the OSBridge party.

Final talk lineup:
Gabrielle Roth: experiments with big .pgpass files
Mark Wong: updates to pg_top and pg_proctab
Ed Snajder: replication time trials*
Garlynn Woodsong: Urban Footprint
Jay R: Sieve of Eratosthenes
Mark Wong: teaser trailer for YAMS

After the talks, we compared licensing and costs of SQLServer, Oracle, and Postgres. Guess who’s winning.

Packt donated hard copies of PostgreSQL 9.0 High Performance and the PostgreSQL 9 Admin Cookbook for us to give away. Thanks, Packt! Winners were chosen by a roll of a 30-sided die (aka rhombic triacontahedron) that Brian had knocking around in his pannier.

Our July meeting will be held during OSCON week. We’ll publish final details closer to the meeting date.

Thanks again to Iovation for hosting our meetings!


* Ed blew away Selena’s previously held record of 6 minutes. Time for a rematch!

PDXPUG: June meeting: Lightning Talks (really)

When: 7-9pm Thu June 20, 2013
Where: Iovation
Who: Group
What: Lightning Talks

Last month we had a surprise special guest – Emily Strickland spoke to us about the way Rentrak uses Postgres. It turned into a big group discussion, my favorite kind of meeting.

We’ll be doing Lightning Talks for our June meeting. This time we mean it 🙂 The link to sign up is on the mailing list. See the May meeting announcement for more information.

Packt has promised us some books to give away as well: a couple copies each of PostgreSQL 9.0 High Performance and the PostgreSQL 9 Admin Cookbook, as well as some of their newer eBooks: Instant PostgreSQL Backup and Restore and Instant PostgreSQL Starter. You must be present to win, of course.

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: Huber’s. See you there!