Saturday 22 October 2016

If you close your eyes you can smell Estonia

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.

I will also submit a lightning talk for the pg_chameleon tool I'm developing.

I'm pretty excited to meet old friends from the PostgreSQL community.

Well, that's all for now.

See you in Tallinn very soon :)

Wednesday 5 October 2016

An evening with Psycopg2

The next meetup at Brighton will be Friday 14th October at 19.30.

Daniele Varrazzo will kindly talk about the most popular PostgreSQL driver in the python universe.
Psycopg is the most used PostgreSQL driver for the Python programming language.

As a driver it stays at a relatively low level, allowing to use all the features offered by the database. Behind the scenes, it does its best to convert the rich Python data model into the likewise rich PostgreSQL data model:
we will take a look at the adaptation mechanism and how to customize it to add new data types or change the default behaviour.

We will also take a look at how psycopg allows Python to tap into the PostgreSQL publish/subscribe mechanism and how this can be used to build reactive and distributed applications.
The presentation's live stream will be available at this link

Please RSVP here.

See you in Brighton!