When in February I received the email with the news that my talk was accepted at the pgcon it took me some time, and several espresso coffee, to realise that I wasn’t dreaming. The pgcon email reached me few days after the same talk was accepted at the pycon nove, the Italy’s nationwide Python conference. The Italian Pycon and the Pgcon are great conferences with amazing speakers and fantastic topics. The sole idea of giving my small contribution it makes me proud and a little scared, because I never talked to an audience composed mostly by fine developers.
The slides from the talk Life on a rollercoaster are available here http://www.slideshare.net/FedericoCampoli/life-on-arollercoaster
It’s almost time for the pgconf 2016. This year the conference is in Tallinn the capital of Estonia. The conference is packed with super interesting talks which I really look forward to listen. I’ll also present the talk life on a rollercoaster which tells the story of the last 4 years of a DBA(just guess who’s he :P) dealing with large large PostgreSQL installations. I decided to make the talk with a narrative, and hopefully, entertaining form, in order to avoid to bore the audience to death.
After the summer break the Brighton PostgreSQL meetup restarts with the monthly technical talks. This time is my round again. I’ll speak on how to scale the backup and recovery on large postgres installations. Actually this is the talk I’ve submitted to the european pgconf. I made the talk in a storytelling form in order to avoid to bore the audience to the death. The talk should be quite entertaining with explanation of the issues solved by the DBA over the years.
Thanks to the Ferrara’s University, departement of Engineering I’ll attend to another evening with PostgreSQL. This time the event will be a seminary with all talks made by me. The first talk will cover our beloved elephant’s history. The second talk will look to the engine with particular attention to the MVCC and the memory manager. The final talk will cover thebackup and recovery with pgdump and the streaming replication.