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Re: NEXT MEETING: Guava (Gui-As-View), June 12th, 7:30pm, PSU

From: "James Terwilliger" <jterwill(at)cecs(dot)pdx(dot)edu>
To: "'Selena Deckelmann'" <sdeckelmann(at)chrisking(dot)com>,"'Postgresql PDX_Users'" <pdxpug(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: NEXT MEETING: Guava (Gui-As-View), June 12th, 7:30pm, PSU
Date: 2007-05-21 22:39:46
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I'll be heading up to MSR for the summer, but I'll be back.  Y'all aren't
rid of me THAT easily.

We have the room from 7:20 until 8:30.

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From: pdxpug-owner(at)postgresql(dot)org [mailto:pdxpug-owner(at)postgresql(dot)org] On
Behalf Of Selena Deckelmann
Sent: Monday, May 21, 2007 1:42 PM
To: Postgresql PDX_Users
Subject: [pdxpug] NEXT MEETING: Guava (Gui-As-View), June 12th, 7:30pm, PSU

Topic:  			Guava (Gui-As-View)

Speaker: 		James Terwilliger
When: 			Tuesday, June 12th, 7:15pm
Where: 			Room 102, Engineering Building, PSU
				Corner of SW 4th and College Ave

PLEASE NOTE: Change of venue and change of Tuesday!!

We will have the meeting room for exactly one hour.  After we'll take  
a poll and then go to a nearby pub. Email me privately if you'd like  
me to call/text you regarding which pub we choose.

James Terwilliger is a PhD student at Portland State. He has been our  
token Python programmer, and will moving (temporarily?) away from  
Portland shortly after his talk.

So see him talk while you can!

Guava (Gui-As-View) is a project that I started for my Ph.D.  
The basic idea of Guava is to transform the user interface of a forms- 
application (or any application whose use is for both data entry and
retrieval) into a query interface that connects to the same data but  
all of the contextual information of the original user interface.   
The idea
here is that the new query interface could be easy to learn to a non- 
since the original UI may have had considerable design effort behind  
it to
make it accessible to domain experts.

Thus far, the prototype for Guava has been implemented on Microsoft  
(boo! hiss!).  However, if our NIH funding comes through, we will be  
up the source code under the Apache 2.0 license.  At some point, we  
like to migrate the tools to that they can work for other systems, and
Postgres is the most likely first candidate.

The most likely places for after-talk alcohol would be the Cheerful  
(sports bar, and closest venue), the Market Street Pub (McMenamins),  
and the
McCormick and Schmick's on the waterfront.

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