PgCon 2013 Developer Meeting

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A meeting of the most active PostgreSQL developers is being planned for Wednesday 22nd May, 2013 near the University of Ottawa, prior to pgCon 2013. In order to keep the numbers manageable, this meeting is by invitation only. Unfortunately it is quite possible that we've overlooked important code developers during the planning of the event - if you feel you fall into this category and would like to attend, please contact Dave Page (dpage@pgadmin.org).

Please note that this year the attendee numbers have been kept low in order to keep the meeting more productive. Invitations have been sent only to developers that have been highly active on the database server over the 9.3 release cycle. We have not invited any contributors based on their contributions to related projects, or seniority in regional user groups or sponsoring companies, unlike in previous years.

This is a PostgreSQL Community event. Room and refreshments/food sponsored by EnterpriseDB. Other companies sponsored attendance for their developers.

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Time & Location

The meeting will be from 8:30AM to 5PM, and will be in the "Red Experience" room at:

Novotel Ottawa
33 Nicholas Street
Ottawa
Ontario
K1N 9M7

Food and drink will be provided throughout the day, including breakfast from 8AM.

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Attendees

The following people have RSVPed to the meeting (in alphabetical order, by surname):

  • Josh Berkus (secretary)
  • Jeff Davis
  • Andrew Dunstan
  • Peter Eisentraut
  • Dimitri Fontaine
  • Andres Freund
  • Stephen Frost
  • Peter Geoghegan
  • Kevin Grittner
  • Robert Haas
  • Magnus Hagander
  • KaiGai Kohei
  • Alexander Korotkov
  • Tom Lane
  • Fujii Masao
  • Noah Misch
  • Bruce Momjian
  • Dave Page (chair)
  • Simon Riggs

Proposed Agenda Items

Please list proposed agenda items here:

  • 9.4 Commitfest schedule and Commitfest tools.
  • Parallel Query Execution (Bruce, Noah)
  • logical changeset generation review & integration (Andres)
  • utilization of upcoming non-volatile RAM device (Kaigai)
  • pluggable plan/exec nodes (Kaigai)
    • to offload targetlist calculation, sorting, aggregates, ...
  • GIN generalization (Alexander)
  • An Extensibility Roadmap (dim) (15 min)
  • Representing severity - derive severity from SQLSTATE (Peter Geoghegan - see http://www.postgresql.org/message-id/CA+TgmoZEjq7va+SfDZQwk6E4emEWThENNyxfqEGhB3iuoT1OJw@mail.gmail.com) (10 min)
  • Error logging infrastructure - store normalized statistics about errors in a circular buffer (Peter Geoghegan). Arguably this could be discussed alongside SQLSTATE item. (10 min)
  • Failback with backup (Fujii Masao - related discussion is: http://www.postgresql.org/message-id/CAF8Q-Gxg3PQTf71NVECe-6OzRaew5pWhk7yQtbJgWrFu513s+Q@mail.gmail.com)
  • Volume Management (Stephen Frost - wiki page will be forthcoming before the meeting)
  • AXLE Project - Big data analytics for Postgres (Simon Riggs) - an overview of the feature plan, how project works and what community can expect (15 min)
  • Incremental maintenance of materialized views (Kevin) - differential REFRESH and infrastructure for counting algorithm (30 min)

Agenda

Time Item Presenter
08:00 Breakfast
08:30 - 08:45 Welcome and introductions Dave Page
08:45 - 09:45 Parallel Query Execution Bruce/Noah
09:45 - 10:15 Pluggable plan/exec nodes KaiGai
10:15 - 10:30 Volume Management Stephen Frost
10:30 - 10:45 Coffee break
10:45 - 11:00 Utilization of upcoming non-volatile RAM devices KaiGai
11:00 - 11:30 Logical changeset generation review & integration Andres
11:30 - 11:40 Representing severity Peter G.
11:40 - 11:50 Error logging infrastructure Peter G.
11:50 - 12:30 Incremental maintenance of materialized views Kevin
12:30 - 13:30 Lunch
13:30 - 14:15 GIN generalization Alexander
14:15 - 14:30 An Extensibility Roadmap Dimitri
14:30 - 15:00 Failback with backup Fujii
15:00 - 15:15 Tea break
15:15 - 15:45 9.4 Commitfest schedule and tools Josh
15:45 - 16:45 Goals, priorities, and resources for 9.4 All
16:45 - 17:00 Any other business/group photo Dave Page
17:00 Finish
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