It's my first trip to Oz! I will shortly be visiting Canberra and Melbourne and making a number of presentations on PostgreSQL. If you're an Australian PostgreSQL user, come say hello!
First, I'll be speaking twice at LinuxConf.AU in Canberra. First, for the SysAdmins Miniconf I'll be doing "How To Crash Your PostgreSQL Server" on January 28th. Then on Friday, February 1, I'll be doing "PostgreSQL 9.2: Full Throttle Database" again.
After LCA, I will fly to Melbourne, where Experian/Hitwise will be hosting the first-ever Melbourne pgDay on February 4. I'll be co-presenting there with Italian PostgreSQL hacker Gabriele Bartolini, and MelPUG leader Jason Golden. We haven't decided on talks yet for this event.
If you've never met me or any member of the Core Team, or you have questions about PostgreSQL, or you want to get involved in the community, come to one or both of those events! If you're going to be in Canberra in time for Australia Day and want to bum around, I get there on the 25th. I could also use some recommendations on cloud hosts with a Australia data centers I can easily use for doing demos.
(Yes, I realize my blog has been nothing but events and conferences lately. It's that season. Your technical content will return eventually.)