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Re: SFPUG Meetings

From: Dan Robinson <dan(at)drob(dot)org>
To: sfpug(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: SFPUG Meetings
Date: 2003-03-14 00:31:01
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Folks,

Thanks for the meeting yesterday.  If the group is interested I could do a 
"Java DB access for dummies" and cover all the JDBC, JDO, J2EE/EJB foolishness.

Dan



>On Thu, 13 Mar 2003, elein wrote:
> > Our attendence at our meetings leaves something to be desired.  David
> > Fetter hospitably offered lovely, and obscure CasaDonde, but only Dan
> > and I showed up.
> >
> > Are we having an east bay/SF divide?  Are people *interested* in
> > meetings?  What would you like to get out of face to face meetings?
> > What would you like to contribute to meetings?
>
>Greetings all-
>
>I'm sorry to hear that turnout was poor.  Yes, I'm interested in the
>meetings.  The only reason I didn't show is that the meeting wasn't easily
>BARTable.  My primary preference is for the meetings to be held near BART,
>and secondary preference is for downtown SF.  I'm hoping that someone
>works for a benevolent employer who can provide space.  Barring that, I'll
>look into Glen Park Rec Center space or perhaps even my house (depending
>on numbers).
>
>As for what I'd like to get out of sfpug:
>- exposure to (and sharing of) tips & tricks
>- discussion of neat applications
>- practical administration tasks
>- technical assistance
>- learning about related tools (Josh... how 'bout that GUI discussion?)
>
>Here's what I can contribute (to a meeting that's BARTable):
>- schema for protein sequence annotations
>   incl. some advanced stuff like table inheritance, triggers, server-side
>   C functions
>- writing server side functions in C, perl (I'm a beginner, but I've done
>   it and can show examples)
>- hairy queries, some with solutions and others I'd like help with
>- current problems for discussion (like unexpectedly slow joins through
>   views)
>
>And topics I'd like to see:
>- techniques for query optimization
>- GUIs, especially ones which reverse engineer to E/R diagrams
>- PHP + pg
>- using JDBC (from the beginning... I'm a java idiot)
>
>Finally, perhaps we should be willing to occasionally have roundtable
>discussions on a theme (e.g., "bring your hairiest query") rather than
>presenter-listener format.
>
>-Reece
>
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