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From: "Dave Page" <dpage(at)pgadmin(dot)org>
To: pgeu-general(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: LinuxLive report
Date: 2008-10-27 12:08:59
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PostgreSQL had a booth in the .Org Village at LinuxLive/MacLive on
Thursday, Friday and Saturday of last week.

Greg Stark and I attended all three days, and brought badges, pins and
shirts from the UK conference, as well as signs, flyers and demo
hardware from our office. Mark Cave-Ayland split his time between our
booth and his companies on all three days. Simon Riggs joined us on
the Friday, during which time he was interviewed by the Ubuntu guys
for their regular podcast. Gianni Ciolli joined us on the Saturday.

The show was pretty quiet, with both .Org and commercial stands
commenting similarly. We did see a fairly steady stream of people
throughout all three days however, with roughly a 50/50 split between
existing users stopping for a chat, advice or to find out what's going
to be in 8.4, and potential new users. By far the most popular
question asked was 'why should I use PostgreSQL instead of MySQL',
second to which were questions about replication (ie. when will we see
PostgreSQL RAC? !!).

Things we should have taken but don't have include:

- PG vs. MySQL flyers
- PG.EU flyers. What is it, mailing lists, conferences etc.
- 'Famous users' poster
- 'What's new in 8.4' poster
- Usage example posters (eg. company Foo use PG + Slony to do whizz bang stuff).
- Elephant Juice (after seeing people getting merry on 'Drupal Drops'!)

Thanks to all those who helped out, and 'hi' to anyone that stopped by
the booth, and to the guys from Debian, OpenBSD/OpenSSH, UKUUG, Bongo,
OpenNMS and anyone else we were hanging out with!

Dodgy pics from the phone at

Dave Page
EnterpriseDB UK:


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