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Re: Can we change the website for OSCON + PDXPGDAY?

From: Magnus Hagander <magnus(at)hagander(dot)net>
To: Robert Treat <xzilla(at)users(dot)sourceforge(dot)net>
Cc: pgsql-www(at)postgresql(dot)org, "Joshua D(dot) Drake" <jd(at)commandprompt(dot)com>
Subject: Re: Can we change the website for OSCON + PDXPGDAY?
Date: 2007-07-21 16:46:04
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Robert Treat wrote:
>>> I would also note that this is not a "generic conference" it is pretty
>>> much one of the two biggest conferences in the US for PostgreSQL.
>> So, maybe I used the wrong word - I'll blame it on English not being my
>> native language :-) It's a "generic conference" from the perspective
>> that it's not a dedicated PostgreSQL event (like pgcon or pgday). I'm
>> unsure exactly how much of oscon is actually about PostgreSQL, but I'd
>> be greatly surprised (in a positive way!) if it was more than say 10% or
>> so. 
> 
> This is true for the conference itself, but with tutorials, talks, and bofs 
> ranging from 50-100 people in attendence, it rivals attendence figures of 
> both pgday and pgcon on number of pg minded attendee's, and AFAIK, it is the 
> largest technical conference for postgresql users in the US. 

I never said it wasn't. I'm just saying it's not *dedicated*.


>> Actually, I'd be *very* happy if it was as much as 10%, which is 
>> very far from dedicated. But the fact remains that the top name of their
>> speaker list is the CEO of mysql :-P
>>
> 
> Actually the top name on thier speaker list is Kristen Accardi, a kernel 
> developer from Intel. A late addition, it did use to be Mr. Aker...  perhaps 
> you'd be willing to change your name to Aagander for next year, then we would 
> be the top :-P

Actually, it was MÃ¥rten Mickos, who's the CEO. Aker is not the CEO.. ;-)

Now that I look at it again, it seems to randomly rotate amongst a bunch
of different people :-) Can't find any pg people in the rotation though :-(


//Magnus

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