Scheduler Accommodation Information

PGDay UK Schedule 2015

08:00

Arrival and Refreshments

09:00

Welcome and Introductions

09:30  30 minutes

Speaker:
Liam Maxwell

Talk Description

Liam Maxwell is the Chief Technology Officer for Her Majesty’s Government. His team within the Government Digital Service (GDS) is responsible for making sure government has the right technology and capability to deliver great digital services. Liam leads the spend control process for technology, part of the Cabinet Office’s Efficiency and Reform Group programme which works with government departments and helped to saved £14.3bn in 2013­/14. Liam is Visiting Professor in Electronics and Computer Science at the University of Southampton. As well as academic roles, he has a background as an IT Director in FTSE and Fortune 500 business service companies.

10:00  40 minutes

Speaker:
Magnus Hagander

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10:40

Refreshment Break

11:00  40 minutes

Speaker:
David Kennaway

Talk Description

David Kennaway has worked as part of the London Database Engineering team in the Technology Division at Goldman Sachs for the last five yearsAbstract: David Kennaway has worked as part of the London Database Engineering team in the Technology Division at Goldman Sachs for the last five years, primarily focused on developing and positioning of the PostgreSQL database platform in the firm. In this presentation we take a look at the challenges presented by a financial services enterprise environment and how PostgreSQL fits into the strategy at Goldman Sachs.

Speaker:
Mikel Lujan

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12:20

Lunch

Speaker:
Devrim Gunduz

Talk Description

Devrim is a long-time contributor to PostgreSQL, the Red Hat Fedora project and works on other open source projects. He is responsible for the PostgreSQL YUM repository, and also helps maintain a few more open source projects. PostgreSQL has many backup solutions - both open and closed source. This talk will mention about the available solutions, along with pros and cons for each of them.

Speaker:
Gianni Ciolli

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Speaker:
Marco Slot

Talk Description

The pg_shard extension lets you transparently distribute a PostgreSQL table across many servers. It uses logical sharding and replication to store data redundantly and scale out a cluster. This talk will discuss the internals and performance of pg_shard and some its latest features. We will demonstrate how pg_shard automatically masks server failures with minimal impact and how an administrator can quickly add capacity back to the cluster.

15:20

Refreshment Break

Speaker:
Mike Fowler

Talk Description

With 9.4 came logical decoding but what is it and how can it be used? Besides being a precursor to bi-directional replication there are plenty of use-cases for this and many don't even require you to implement a plugin. We'll look at trigger-less auditing, partial replication and full statement replication.

Speaker:
Tony Locke

Talk Description

Introduction and details of how to connect from Python to PostgreSQL, including tips and tricks from a driver developer. Tony Locke is the maintainer of pg8000, a Python Driver for PostgreSQL. Tony lives and works in the UK as a Development Manager.

16:50  30 minutes

Speaker:
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Talk Description

Sign up on the day.

17:20  40 minutes

Speaker:
Simon Riggs

Talk Description

Review of the projects the PostgreSQL community is currently working on in the next release and across the next few years. Including details from the recent developer conference. Simon Riggs is CTO for 2ndQuadrant, the leading developer of open source PostgreSQL, based in the UK and operating worldwide. Simon has personally written major features in each of the last 10 releases of PostgreSQL. He is officially recognized as a Major Developer and Committer.

18:00

End of Programme - Closing Remarks

18:15

Drinks Reception

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