February 22-24, 2013
Hilton Los Angeles International Airport
Christophe Pettus speaks on Friday, Feb. 22, in the PostgreSQL track on "Unstructured Data in PostgreSQL." The SCALE Team caught up with Christophe and asked him a few questions about his talk.
Q: Could you please introduce yourself and tell us a little about your background?
A: I'm a consultant with PostgreSQL Experts, Inc. I've been working with Postgres since 1997. Before getting involved with Postgres, I worked for JPL, Apple, and a variety of start-ups. I do both general database stuff and application development, mostly in Python (on Django), and for iOS.
Q: Without tipping your hand on the actual talk you're giving (unless you want to), can you give us an idea of what we might expect?
A: PostgreSQL has a lot of features that make it very competitive with "NoSQL" databases, and we'll talk about to how to get the most out of them.
Q: Is this your first visit to SCALE? If so, what are your expectations? If not, can you give us your impressions of the event?
A: This will be my third SCALE in a row, and I very much enjoy the event; it has a good community, user-group feeling that some of the larger tech conferences have long lost.
Q: Is PostgreSQL really Web-Scale (tm)?
A: You'll need to come to my talk to find out!
[SCALE Team interview by Hannah Anderson.]