Overview and what is new with 8.5
with Aaron Thul
Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010 @ 6pm
How I learned to love PostgreSQL by fundamentally doing everything wrong. Common solutions used in the world of database design go beyond sub-optimal to downright awful. Many times they carried over from early years of database design work, or learned from working on poorly implemented solutions. This talk we discuss many of the common faux-pas, focusing not only on the bad, but hopefully providing better solutions to use in their place.
Aaron is a technology enthusiast who has presented at technology events from Portland to Ottawa. Aaron enjoys the challenges of bringing open source tools to bear on problems in industry. Perl, PostgreSQL and Linux are among his favorite problem-solving implements. Aaron's passion for promoting open source technology led him in 2006 to become Con Chair of PenguiCon 4.0, which is the first convention ever to bring together two disparate communities that sharea love of innovative thought: the open source community and science fiction fans. PenguiCon is currently one of the largest technology events in Michigan.