Last week I had the pleasure to present two talks at the awesome PostgreSQL Conference Europe. The first one was actually a tutorial about Writing & using Postgres Extensions where we spent 3 hours on what are PostgreSQL Extensions, what you can expect from them, and how to develop a new one. Then I also had the opportunity to present the new version of pgloader in a talk about Migrating from MySQL to PostgreSQL.
Last Friday I had the chance to be speaking at the Open World Forum in the NewSQL track, where we had lots of interest and excitement around the NoSQL offerings. Of course, my talk was about explaining how PostgreSQL is Web Scale with some historical background and technical examples about what this database engine is currently capable of. *PostgreSQL is Web Scale. PostgreSQL is YeSQL!* The conclusion of the talk is that indeed, PostgreSQL is YeSQL!
Have you heard about the Open World Forum conference that takes place in Paris, October 3-5, 2013? I’ll be presenting a talk about PostgreSQL in the track NewSQL: Managing large data sets with relational technologies. *Open World Forum used to be Open Source Developers Conference* My talk is PostgreSQL is web scale and here’s the summary: We call it the world’s most advanced open source database, and we are actually offering in the same package full ACID compliance per default and advanced trade-offs to reach any kind of flexibility needed, all with per-transaction controls.
After spending an awesome week in San Francisco, CA I’m lucky enough to be spending another week in the USA, in Portand, OR. The main excuse for showing up here has been OSCON where I presented a talk about the fotolog migration from MySQL to PostgreSQL. *[Mark Wong](http://markwkm.blogspot.com/) is doing some serious database crochet work!* Fotolog is a photo sharing website having more than 32 millions of users sharing more than a billion of photos, which made for a very interesting migration use case.
Those days feel really lucky to me. I’m currently visiting friends and customers in San Francisco, and really enjoying my trip here! Of course Josh Berkus took the opportunity to organise a SFPUG meeting and I had the pleasure of being the speaker over there. My talk was about the most recent version of Skytools and the opportunity to realise that we’re still missing a lot on documentation. One of the attendee did propose to help us on that front as he apparently really likes technical writing.