It is late August, 2019. This is the time where we are usually prepping for the very busy fall season and not much else. However, this is the Year of Postgres and everyone is driving 200MPH down the ecosystem highway (321.8688/KPH). We are going to kick off this newsletter with some exciting information about the community.
PostgresConf has launched Digital Events! The goal of Digital Events is to open our education platform year round to all members of the community. Our first series of events will be held with our ecosystem partner YugabyteDB and their “Distributed SQL Webinar Series.” This is a series of free-to-attend Webinars exploring Distributed SQL from leaders in the field.
PostgreConf Silicon Valley tickets are going at a brisk pace and half day trainings are almost sold out. Register today to reserve your seat before prices go up on September 1st!
Right after Silicon Valley, PostgresConf South Africa is kicking off. This conference has grown by leaps and bounds over the last two years. We highly recommend attending for anyone who can!
PGConf.IN (India) has announced that their conference will be held in February 2020!
We have seen the launch of three new meetups this month:
- Los Angeles Postgres The first meetup is planned for late October or early November as we continue to build the Silicon Beach community.
- Toronto Postgres Similar to Los Angeles, the first meetup is planned for late October or early November.
- Charm City Postgres This meetup was formed by long time community member Robert Treat.
Several other meetups are growing quickly:
- Montreal Postgres has reached a respectable 358 members.
- Vancouver Postgres has reached over 400 members.
- Seattle Postgres has begun to grow again with a new schedule of events!
Interested in speaking or hosting a meetup? Contact us and we’ll connect you with the right people!
Here is a short, great introduction tutorial on running PostgreSQL in Docker by Igal Sapir, Los Angeles Postgres organizer. Everybody has 13 minutes.
VMWare has just acquired Greenplum and PostgreSQL supporting company Pivotal.
PostgreSQL versions 11.5, 10.10, 9.6.15, 9.5.19, 9.4.24, and 12 Beta 3 are now out in the wild and addressing several important security concerns and bug fixes.
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