Nearly 300 people attended from what I heard, and the rooms were certainly full enough to support that estimate. I got to see a lot of people I don't see at pgCon. Highlights of the conference for me were:
- Hallway Track: getting to hash stuff out with Joe Celko, Peter Geoghegan, Rob Napier, Hannu Krosing, and Laurenz Albe, whom I never see otherwise. Not all at the same time, of course!
- Playing Chess in the DB: Gianni Colli's pgChess extension and supporting presentation were excellent. If you want evidence that you can do anything with Postgres, load up pgChess!
- GSOC Students: Atri Sharma, Alexander Korotkov, and Qi Huang all came to the conference, got to meet the community, and presented on their projects from Google Summer of Code.
- Lightning Talks: I love LTs, of course. Harald did a particularly good job running them.
- Boat Party: Heroku rented a party boat to cruise up the Vltava River while we drank lots of Budvar and talked databases.
Thanks to the whole pgConf organizing crew for a great time, and for helping with getting the students to the conference.
Not sure I'll make it next year; October is often a busy time for other conferences, and I think it's more important for me to speak at non-Postgres conferences than to our existing community. However, if they hold it in Barcelona, I might have to find a way to go.
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