Talk Submissions

PGDay.SoCal is scheduled at this year's Southern California Linux
Exposition (SCALE10X) held in the LAX Hilton Hotel in the city of Los
Angeles, California, on Friday January 20th, 2012.

We are looking for talks designed for a general audience of web
developers, sysadmins, DBAs and open source users. Talks should have
significant technical content. This includes:

  • Interesting PostgreSQL Case Studies
  • Solutions to common problems
  • Performance, scaling and optimization
  • Administration
  • Using PostgreSQL with popular languages or tools
  • Replication and clustering

Talks should be 50 minutes in length.  We are also accepting 5 minute
"lightning talks".

Talks should be submitted by December 5, 2011.  Final speakers will be
chosen by December 19, 2011.

Send your talk submission to:

Submissions should include:
  • Speaker Full Name
  • Speaker Bio
  • E-mail
  • Cell Phone
  • Title of Talk
  • Description of Talk
  • Notes for Committee

The list below shows the talks from last year's SCALE9X. We will update it with the SCALE10X talks once selected:
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9:00 AM - 9:50 AM Noel Proffitt Using PostgreSQL in the City Government  For the past dozen years Noel has worked as a programmer, network administrator, and systems analyst for the IT department of the City of Garden Grove, California. The City has used Linux and Open Source software extensively since 1995. Since 2001, Noel and the City has increasingly used PostgreSQL as the database of choice for everything from police records management to water billing. 
10:00 AM - 10:50 AM Joe Conway Advanced PostgreSQL Analytics R is the leading free software environment for advanced mathematical and statistical computing and graphics. PL/R is a PostgreSQL extension that allows the use of R from within PostgreSQL for advanced analytics in a simple, efficent, and controlled manner. This presentation will introduce the audience to PL/R, starting with installation on various OS's, and taking them through basic, and a few more advanced, examples of it power. Joe Conway is an innovative leader with broad experience in a wide array of disciplines and extensive international business exposure. He has been involved with PostgreSQL as a contributor since 2001, and is also the author and maintainer of a PostgreSQL procedural language handler for the R language, PL/R. Joe is currently President/CEO of credativ USA, which specializes in open source software with a comprehensive range of services, including consulting, architectural and technical advice, software development, training, and personalized support. 
11:00 AM - 10:50 AM Michael Chen Case Study of PostgreSQL within Evolution Design Labs  Evolution Design Labs (EDL) is a company that specializes in manufacturing and distributing women's footwear to a variety of different retailers around the United States (Macys, Kohl's, JCPenney's, K-Mart, Target, etc...). My company developed a custom rapid application development environment to develop web based supply chain applications. We started with product development and eventually ended the project with distribution. My company developed an inhouse asynchronous multimaster PostgreSQL solution to combat the latency issues between United States and China. The supply chain application is being used by all of our trading partners.   
2:30 PM - 3:20 PM Deepak Murthy Postgresql Advanced Commands and Queries   
3:30 PM - 4:20 PM Christophe Pettus 10 Easy Ways to Destroy Performance Like any sharp implement, the power and flexibility of PostgreSQL can be dangerous if mishandled. Drawing on real-life queries from real-life clients (names and schemas changed to protect the innocent), we'll talk about 10 easy query and configuration techniques you can use to destroy your PostgreSQL performance... or, if you really want to, improve it, too.   
4:30 PM - 5:20 PM Bruce Momjian Securing PostgreSQL from External Attack This talk explores the much-anticipated Postgres 9.0 features of hot standby and streaming replication. It explains how these features work, how to configure them, and their current limitations. It includes a hands-on demonstration that can be done either by the instructor or by students. Bruce Momjian is a co-founder of the PostgreSQL Global Development Group, and has worked on PostgreSQL since 1996. He is the author of PostgreSQL: Introduction and Concepts, published by Addison-Wesley. Bruce is employed by EnterpriseDB. Previously, he was employed by SRA Japan and Great Bridge LLC, both PostgreSQL support companies. He has spoken at many international open-source conferences. Prior to his involvement with PostgreSQL, Bruce worked as a consultant, developing custom database applications for some of the world's largest law firms. As an academic, Bruce was a high school computer science teacher for five years, holds a Masters in Education, and is an adjunct professor at Drexel University. 
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