OSCON2k6 Day 3 Morning Wrap Up

Today has probably been the best of the conference so far. I ran into Clint and a group of other Gainesville based attendees… if they get enough I guess they could have their own BOF. Reminds me, I ran into [http://www.vardump.com/ Kenji] last night, which was nice to see him back at the conference. Anyway, the keynote talks we’re all good, though nothing earth shattering. A lot of people were turned off by the sleepycat guy who seemed to be regurgitating a lot of oracle marketspeak. There was enough interesting stuff to keep me happy though. After that I went to the Schlossonagle(sp!) talk on PostgreSQL, giving an overview of some of the troubles involved in running multi-TB databases with postgresql. The biggest problem seems to be that the user community of people who run multi-TB is pretty small. it’s not that you can’t do it, but there isn’t a lot of free support for it. There were a number of good issues raised, I’m hoping that a copy of his slides ends up online. After that I had planned to do booth duty, but ended up spending most of the time in hallway meetings, and a big chunk of time hanging out with Jason Gilmore. One of the big things we discussed was how to expand the [http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/redirect?link_code=as2&path=ASIN/1590595475&tag=zillablog-20&camp=1789&creative=9325 php and postgresql] user base, and also how to get people who are currently using php   postgresql to speak up about it (got any ideas on this? please leave a comment) After we ate lunch, I went around and picked up some schwag; notable items include branded fruit (for the open basket people) and another [http://activestate.com/ activestate] shirt, which are my favorite shirts they give out at oscon hands down. Right now I am in building sane query interfaces… it’s dry, not too technical, and not really exciting.. and apparently this guy doesn’t know about database normalization either…hence time to update the blog [[image /xzilla/templates/default/img/emoticons/smile.png alt=”:-)” style=”display: inline; vertical-align: bottom;” class=”emoticon” /]]