When Bad Data Happens To Good People*
Has bad data happened to you? Has it happened repeatedly, and in several different ways? Are you at your wits' end trying to figure out what to do about all this garbage in your database?
Has bad data happened to you? Has it happened repeatedly, and in several different ways? Are you at your wits’ end trying to figure out what to do about all this bad data?
Have no fear! Bad data is curable, and you can prevent it from repeating. Database doctor Josh Berkus will briefly lead attendees through and exploration of the types of bad data and some of the practices and tools they can use to prevent it.
Josh Berkus is best known as a Core Team member of the world-spanning PostgreSQL project. He is CEO of PostgreSQL Experts, Inc. and in his 12 years as a database consultant he has worked with CouchDB, MySQL, Oracle, and MSSQL Server as well as Postgres, and is heavily involved in many OSS communities, including BIRT, OSCON, OSfA, Noisebridge and more. He’s also a potter and a mean cook.
- Title: Give a Great Tech Talk
- Track: Culture
- Room: St. Johns
- Time: 10:00 – 11:45am
Why do so many technical presentations suck? Make sure that yours
doesn’t. Josh Berkus and Ian Dees will show you how to share your
ideas with your audience by speaking effectively and (when the
situation warrants it) showing your code.
- Speakers: Josh Berkus, Ian Dees
- Title: Relational vs. Non-Relational
- Track: Cooking
- Room: Morrison
- Time: 2:30 – 3:15pm
What kind of database do you need?
Thanks to new database projects like CouchDB, TokyoCabinet, Solr and others, there are more non-relational database options available than ever for developers. Yet good information on how to choose what kind of database you need is still scarce. We’ll cure that in this talk.
- Speakers: Josh Berkus
- Title: Introduction to PostgreSQL
- Track: Cooking
- Room: Broadway
- Time: 1:30 – 2:15pm
Interested in using PostgreSQL for you next project, or migrating to it? This tutorial will go over the basics of PostgreSQL administration and database application design.
- Speakers: Josh Berkus, Christophe Pettus