April is traditionally a month with bunch of interesting conferences and events in Russia. This year's schedule is especially tight and PostgreSQL people in Russia are doing their best to present and popularize our DBMS among wide community.
More than 650 people attended first Russian web developers conference "Russian Internet Technologies - 2007" which took place in Moscow, April 16-17. Event attracted twice more specialists, but was limited to conference place capacities. Audience was most interested in talks of huge services developers and leading Internet geeks.
In "Databases" section there were two main series of talks devoted to MySQL and PostgreSQL. Audience showed that talks on PostgreSQL solutions were of a great interest:
* PostgreSQL in web applications: fault tolerance, load balancing, replication and scaling by Ivan Zolotukhin, Postgresmen Ltd.
* XML and relational databases by Nikolay Samokhvalov, Postgresmen Ltd.
* Full-text search in PostgreSQL by Oleg Bartunov and Teodor Sigaev, Major PostgreSQL Developers
Long and crowded lobby interviews which took place after talks demonstrated growing interest to PostgreSQL in Russia. PostgreSQL people were also invited on most authoritative database conference in Russia "Corporate Databases - 2007" that will be held in Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, on April 24-25. There Oleg Bartunov will present talk on "FTS in PostgreSQL" and other PostgreSQL community members will be available for questions.
There were also 2 more events, "Russian Internet Forum" and "Internet and Business" conferences, where PostgreSQL experts briefly summarized advantages of PostgreSQL usage in web applications. We hope therefore that many developers in Russia will at least try PostgreSQL in their new projects.
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