It is that time of the year when many PostgreSQL fans gather in Ottawa, Canada for PGCon 2008 next week. This will be my first visit to PGCon in Ottawa. Earlier this year I had presented two sessions "PostgreSQL and Benchmarks" and "Best Practices of PostgreSQL on Solaris" at PostgreSQL Conference 2008 East in Maryland. Thanks to that visit, this time I might recognize many people by face this time around.
I will be presenting "Problems with PostgreSQL on multi-core Systems with multi-terabyte Data" at Thursday 3:00pm. I am actually presenting on behalf of the PostgreSQL Performance Team @ Sun and based on various performance work done by the group.
Robert Lor is also doing a 5-min Lightning Talk on New DTrace Probes proposed for PostgreSQL 8.4. Not to steal his thunder but the demo will be quite interesting. It is part of Lightning Talks on Thursday 5:30pm
Personally I will be meeting many of the Sun folks also for the first time in person. Generally we talk on conference calls, emails, etc. Definitely looking forward to that.