PDXPUG: November meeting recap

Last week, Eric Hanson showed off Aquameta’s “Spacebase”. Neat stuff! I’m still trying to wrap my head around some of it. 🙂

Here are Eric’s slides and the pg_meta git repo. Watch for Aquameta’s release on pg-announce.

No meeting in December, as usual. Go to the Seventh Winter Coders’ Social instead.

We’ll be back in January. An exciting lineup for the first few months of next year is taking shape.

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!