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East09 Keynote

  1. 1. Welcome to PostgreSQL Conference East 09 <ul><li>Joshua D. Drake </li></ul><ul><li>President </li></ul><ul><li>United States (PgUS) PostgreSQL </li></ul><ul><li>Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 United States License </li></ul>
  2. 2. Art Exhibit <ul><li>Contemporary Chinese art exhibition INK not INK. </li></ul><ul><li>Drexel is the only U.S. stop on the world tour. More than 90 paintings, prints, sculptures and videos by 40 Chinese artists, including renowned figures such as Wenda Gu, Wei Qingji and Lin Tianmiao will be on display. </li></ul>
  3. 3. The list <ul><li>Giving Thanks </li></ul><ul><li>PgUS </li></ul><ul><li>Economics of opportunity </li></ul><ul><li>Round 15 </li></ul><ul><li>8.4 </li></ul>
  4. 4. Giving Thanks <ul><li>Platinum Sponsor </li></ul>
  5. 5. Raffle <ul><li>Our Platinum Sponsor, EnterpriseDB has generously donated (2) 10” EEEpc's. These Netbooks are loaded with 1G of memory, a 40G SSD, Ubuntu Intrepid and Postgres Plus, the premiere one-click distribution of Linux. </li></ul><ul><li>The raffle will be at the conference closing on Sunday. The last session of the day. You must be physically present at the closing session to be eligible for the raffle. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Command Prompt Customers <ul><li>A special shout out to the Command Prompt Customers that are being patient with us as we facilitate this conference for the PostgreSQL Community. It is a great benefit to the continued growth of our community and we thank you. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Speakers and community <ul><li>As a community member, I would like to thank the speakers who are taking time from their families and money from their wallets to provide this educational resource to all of the community. </li></ul><ul><li>I would also like to thank the multiple community members that assist in the Conference Series with recording, cleanup, scheduling and general -- keep JD sane work. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Drexel University
  9. 9. Drexel University <ul><li>Special thanks goes to Drexel University for going above and beyond the call of duty to allow us access to these facilities. </li></ul><ul><li>Jeremy Johnson </li></ul><ul><li>Evy Vega </li></ul><ul><li>Julie Fisher </li></ul>
  10. 10. PgUS <ul><li>What is PgUS? </li></ul><ul><li>The Board </li></ul><ul><li>General Goals </li></ul><ul><li>How can you help? </li></ul>
  11. 11. What is PgUS <ul><li>The United States PostgreSQL Association. </li></ul><ul><li>A United States non profit specializing in educating people in PostgreSQL. </li></ul>
  12. 12. The Board <ul><li>Michael Brewer (ATL PUG) </li></ul><ul><li>Richard Broersma, Jr. (LA PUG) </li></ul><ul><li>Joshua Drake (Major Contributor) </li></ul><ul><li>Andrew Dunstan (Major Contributor) </li></ul><ul><li>Bruce Momjian (Core Member) </li></ul><ul><li>Greg Sabino Mullane (Major Contributor) </li></ul><ul><li>Robert Treat (Major Contributor, BWPUG) </li></ul>
  13. 13. General Goals <ul><li>Continue the support of the PostgreSQL Community Conference series including West, East and PGDays at OSCON and LWE. West, OSCON and LWE supported in 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>Establish a grant program to sponsor advocacy and development of PostgreSQL. </li></ul><ul><li>Work with international PostgreSQL associations to achieve common goals. </li></ul><ul><li>Establish and support user groups in all major regions of the US (Northwest, Southwest, Midwest, South, Northeast) </li></ul><ul><li>Create curriculum for PostgreSQL. </li></ul><ul><li>Establish regularly scheduled educational workshops for PostgreSQL. </li></ul>
  14. 14. How can you help? <ul><li>Become a member </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Participate </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Be a Speaker </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Join the list ( [email_address] ) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Write curriculum (HOWTOs) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Start a PUG </li></ul></ul></ul>
  15. 15. Be a speaker <ul><li>Willing to travel (but not far) </li></ul><ul><li>Speaking is an easy way to make connections, and educate people on PostgreSQL. Especially at Universities. Simply contact the local CS or ACM. </li></ul>
  16. 16. Participate <ul><li>Become a Member </li></ul><ul><li>Becoming a member qualifies you to receive grants, influence the direction of the non-profit and helps provide small but much needed financial support to the corporation. </li></ul><ul><li>Join the list, [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Low traffic list for discussing PostgreSQL Matters (non technical) in the United States </li></ul>
  17. 17. Write Curriculum <ul><li>How do I interact with the custom format backup? </li></ul><ul><li>How do I manage the pg_hba.conf? </li></ul><ul><li>How do I use PostgreSQL permissionss? </li></ul><ul><li>Simple, effective HOWTOs increase visibility to new users. </li></ul>
  18. 18. Start a PUG <ul><li>PUGS are a great way to network, bring new people to the community and learn new tricks. </li></ul><ul><li>Use local libraries as places to meet (free). </li></ul><ul><li>Contact other local Ugs for speakers or contact PgUS to have a speaker come to you. </li></ul><ul><li>Have PUG Days, single day conferences, with 5-6 talks. </li></ul>
  19. 19. Economic Opportunity <ul><li>There is no better time to be in the Open Source Database business. </li></ul><ul><li>People spending less money means smarter business decisions </li></ul><ul><li>People spending less money means reconsiderations of new licenses. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>If you have 100k in Oracle licenses, wouldn't you rather put that 100k toward business or app development? </li></ul></ul>
  20. 20. Round 15
  21. 21. In 2008 <ul><li>Sun Microsystems bought MySQL AB. </li></ul><ul><li>For 10% of the price Sun paid for a 50 million dollar company, they could have hired 25 Senior engineers to develop PostgreSQL for 25 years with an aggregate compensation of 250k a year. </li></ul>
  22. 22. In 2009
  23. 23. Round 15 <ul><li>IBM has how many database technologies? </li></ul><ul><li>MySQL has how many forks? </li></ul><ul><li>MySQL has how many core engineers with experience still working on the core product? </li></ul>
  24. 24. Round 15 <ul><li>Why you want to use Open Source projects. Not Open Source products. </li></ul><ul><li>(hint: projects can't be bought) </li></ul>
  25. 25. 8.4 <ul><li>Boo ... Hiss </li></ul><ul><ul><li>No Hot Standby </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No In Place Upgrade </li></ul></ul><ul><li>WOHOOO </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Multi-worker restore </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Visibility map </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Recursive queries </li></ul></ul>
  26. 26. Questions? <ul><li>Hit me. </li></ul>