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Conference Schedule - PGConf.EU 2016

Teaching PostgreSQL to new people

Date: 2016-11-02
Time: 16:20 - 17:10
Room: Omega
Level: Beginner

I had opportunity to teach PostgreSQL to completely new people. Both new to databases and new to PostgreSQL but previously familiar with other DB (mostly Oracle). In this talk, I'd like to tell you both sides of the coin: what worked, what they liked as well as what didn't / wasn't liked. So, since "newbie" here means two kinds of people (new to DBs or new to just PostgreSQL), this gives four categories to cover. All 4 in 1 talk! ;-)

I'll cover installation, documentation, support. I'll show what questions you may expect and what help you may find (and where). I will focus on basic introduction, with some performance angle. Configuration, tools, tuning basics, whatever will be here, will be covered from a perhaps unusual for that kind of event perspective - new guy's, who had been in a role, where he was to tell others "what's this Postgres and how to use it". So, if you are in a place, where you would like to show Postgres to others or help them make their own mind, I think I can help. :-)


Tomasz "LAFK_pl" Borek