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Schedule - PGConf.EU 2017

Mastodon: new federated social network built on PostgreSQL

Date: 2017-10-27
Time: 10:50–11:40
Room: Baltic I
Level: Beginner

Example application built on PostgreSQL: a microblogging social network that experienced very fast growth for up ca. 800 000 users on 1200 federated nodes.

  1. Introduction to Mastodon, new implementation of OStatus/ Social family of protocols
  2. Architecture: Ruby on Rails, Node, Redis, PostgreSQL
  3. Challenges for database design
  4. Optimization of the Active Record record application

This is an overview how a one-man development grows into a larger and more capable application. Examples how PostgreSQL facilitated bootstrap and let developers build upon a quick dirty solution.


Marcin Cieślak