What if you could turn
thousands of lines of code into
simple queries?

As a PostgreSQL Major Contributor, I sometimes get to speak at conferences. Here you will find the list of talks I’ve been doing, with the slides available as PDF.

PostgreSQL Conference Europe 2017

PGConf.EU is a unique chance for European PostgreSQL users and developers to catch up, learn, build relationships, get to know each other and consolidate a real network of professionals that use and work with PostgreSQL.

pgloader, your migration companion
Migrating data from another RDBMS to PostgreSQL should be really easy. After all it’s all relations and tables and the same data types everywhere or abouts, with text, dates and numbers. Well it’s actually quite messy and complex to migrate the data properly from one system to another. pgloader solves this problem and turns it into a one-liner: in this talk you’ll learn how to benefit from that, and the classic pitfalls to avoid.

I wrote a book!

PostgreSQL Conference US, 2016

PGConf US is a non-profit conference hosted run by the United States PostgreSQL Association. This conference is part of the effort to grow the PostgreSQL community by increasing awareness and providing the appropriate training and resources to further PostgreSQL adoption.

You’d better have tested backups explains why you must implement an automated recovery solution rather than merely backup scripts. Noboday cares about backups, as such. What everybody cares about is the actual ability to recover data in case when the worst happens…

All Your Base Conference 2015

All Your Base is a one-day, one-track conference on data and databases, now in its fourth year. Sessions are curated to be a mix of practical, relatable and inspirational talks on a range of database technologies, established and new, with guaranteed actionable takeaways and solutions to your biggest bugbears.

The database landscape has changed a lot in the recent years. The NoSQL movement has taken the world by storm and you may wonder if there is still room for relational databases. In this talk we will learn about the strengths that make PostgreSQL more relevant than ever. We’ll survey its architecture, availability tradeoffs, durability with one or more servers, and yes even SQL!

PostgreSQL at Montpellier's JUG

Les présentation de la soiree positionnent PostgreSQL dans son contexte d utilisation en 2015 et montrent a quel point cette solution a su rester incontournable au fil des annees, en s adaptant aux besoins de ses utilisateurs.

PostgreSQL Extensions is a tutorial that shows how to solve some real use cases with a practical use of Extension.

The PostgreSQL is YeSQL! presentation targets developers and show some advanced SQL everybody should be familiar with… but usually aren’t.

Nordic PostgreSQL Day 2015

Nordic PGDay 2015 is an excellent chance to learn more about the worlds most advanced open source database among your peers in the Nordic region. Whether you use PostgreSQL professionally or play with it in your spare time; whether you love the new JSONB capabilities or hack on query planner internals; Nordic PGDay will have something for you.

The PostgreSQL for Developers talk begins with a simple use case for developers to solve entirely in SQL. Discover SQL window functions if you don’t know them already, and then see about advanced PostgreSQL stuff such as ranges.

Dimitri Fontaine

PostgreSQL Major Contributor

Open Source Software Engineer