In spite of all previous notions to the contrary, thanks to some last minute wrangling by the conference organizers, I will be making the trek out to Chicago this September for Postgres Open after all. I had been planning to sit out the event and just stay focused on Surge (which, I must say, looks even more kick ass than last year), but after looking at the schedule, and some persuading at OSCon, I’m very excited about what has been put together, and look forward to seeing many of my fellow Postgres community members once again. Oh, and in case you were wondering, I’ll be reprising my talk from this years Velocity conference, ”Managing Databases in a DevOps Environment”. At Velocity, the talk was intended to highlight how people already familiar with DevOps should approach their databases systems. I’m not sure how well “DevOps” is understood within the Postgres community, so I think I’ll try to emphasize the differences between managing databases and traditional services, to hopefully give better expectations to DBA’s whose organizations might be undergoing such a change. If you’re going to be at Postgres Open and are interested in the topic, I’d love to hear your feedback on what aspects of this topic you’re most interested in. (PS. I’ll also be heading to the Velocity Summit next week in San Francisco, for those attending, I’d love to hear your thoughts on this topic as well).