Josh Berkus

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Josh Berkus

PostgreSQL Project

Biography

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.

Open Source Bridge 2011

Sessions for this user

* Data Warehousing 101

ETL. OLAP. BIDW. ELT. M/R. MPP. Windowing. Matviews. Data Marts. Column Stores. Are you at sea in a tidal surge of arcane terminology, trying to cope with big data problems?
Cooking
Josh Berkus

* Give a Great Tech Talk

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.
Culture
Ian Dees, Josh Berkus

Proposals for this user

* Six New PostgreSQL 9.1 Features to Get Excited About

PostgreSQL 9.1 will have even more features than any previous release. While every one of these features is exciting to someone, this talk will give you the six features which should make you consider PostgreSQL even if you never used it before.
Chemistry 2011-03-30 05:08:48 +0000
Josh Berkus

* The 30 Minute PostgreSQL Tune-Up

So, now that your application is in production, the default PostgreSQL settings installed on a generic EC2 VM aren't quite cutting it. What do you need to do to make PostgreSQL perform?
Cooking 2011-03-30 05:37:00 +0000
Josh Berkus

Open Source Bridge 2010

Sessions for this user

* Give a Great Tech Talk

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.
Culture
Josh Berkus, Ian Dees

* Introduction to PostgreSQL

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.
Cooking
Josh Berkus, Christophe Pettus

* Relational vs. Non-Relational

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.
Cooking
Josh Berkus

Proposals for this user

* 'But It's Broken!' Advice for First-Time FOSS Project Patch Submitters

You've found a critical error in a widely-used FOSS system, you write a great fix, you submit it... and it is bounced, and you think the reason is lame. What to do? We'll guide you through the political minefield that is submitting your first patch to a FOSS project.
Culture 2010-03-30 06:44:51 +0000
Christophe Pettus, Josh Berkus

* 21 Rules for Software Consulting

Do you have what it takes to succeed as a software consultant? Or will you crash and burn out in an avalanche of missed deadlines, overdue bills and litiginous former clients? Learn the 21 rules and you have a much better chance of surviving, or even succeeding.
Business 2010-03-14 05:01:40 +0000
Josh Berkus

* Joy of Index

Every SQL database needs indexes, but which indexes? Learn how to index, when to index, why to index, and how to feel after you've indexed.
Chemistry 2010-03-10 02:52:04 +0000
Josh Berkus

* 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?
Cooking 2010-03-10 00:04:36 +0000
Josh Berkus

Open Source Bridge 2009

Sessions for this user

* Building a SQL Database That Works

As a developer, what you really need are some simple recipes for how to think about designing your SQL databases so that they are simple, maintainable, expandable and easy to troubleshoot.
Cooking
Josh Berkus

* Open Source Press Relations

You have a really cool open source project and everyone should see it, try it, and use it. But ... they don't seem to know about it. How can you make sure your project gets the press coverage it deserves?
Business
Josh Berkus

Proposals for this user

* From Proposal to Applause

Getting a talk accepted and delivering it effectively is something that almost anyone can learn how to do. If you learn by trial-and-error, though, that may be a painful process which takes several years.
Cooking 2009-03-26 01:50:08 +0000
Josh Berkus

* Indexing the SQL Database

Most developers find they have to use SQL databases for their projects, but few have any idea how to index those databases. Which columns to index, what kinds of indexes to use, multicolumn indexes, foreign keys ... it's all very confusing to anyone who's not a career database person (and even some that are).
Cooking 2009-03-26 00:22:27 +0000
Josh Berkus

* Your Five Communities

In this session, Open Source business veteran Josh Berkus will go over who the 5 communities are, what they each want, and how that community can help you make money.
Business 2009-03-26 20:58:11 +0000
Josh Berkus