To sprint or not to sprint

Back home in Sweden, after a fairly uneventful trip and much faster than last time (one reason would be that this trip didn't include a stopover in San Francisco). Other than a long delayed connection flight in Philadelphia (isn't it just so much fun to hang around an airport for incremental values of "now delayed another 15 minutes"?), nothing bad. Interestingly enough, most of the delay was actually caught up before we arrived in Stockholm... I guess the wind-gods were on our side today.

Anyway. Post-conference code-sprint summary. I'll start by saying this was a brilliant idea - IMO it worked out really well. However, I'm not so sure I'd call it a codesprint. I had the vision of 30 guys tapping away like madmen on their keyboards trying to flood Bruce and Tom with as many patches as possible during two days, and that's not really what happened. Instead, there were plenty of time set aside for group discussions on separate topics (replications, dtrace etc), and the most important thing was the ability to talk to people before and around the coding. Tom, Bruce and other major coders were available all the time for questions and discussions about how to do things, which really helped. Writing the actual code can be done alone - especially with the good preparation you got here.

So. Maybe not a sprint, but still a very good "team-distance-running" or something. We've seen a few patches already come in, and I'd expect more over the next couple of weeks as people finish up the final parts when they get home.

For those interested, I spent most of the code time working on some of the final touches to the Visual C++ build system (thanks to David Fetter for helping me make my perl code actually look like proper perl), and also did some first stumbling steps on porting pg_regress to C. I definitly hope to have the VC++ stuff done in time for feature freeze, unfortunatly I'm not sure I'll have the time for pg_regress.


Conferences

I speak at and organize conferences around Open Source in general and PostgreSQL in particular.

Upcoming

Pycon Sweden
May 9-10, 2016
Stockholm, Sweden
PGCon
May 17-21, 2016
Ottawa, Canada
Stockholm PUG 2016/3
Jun 16, 2016
Stockholm, Sweden
PG Day'16 Russia
Jul 6-8, 2016
St Petersburg, Russia
Stockholm PUG 2016/4
Aug 31, 2016
Stockholm, Sweden
Postgres Open
Sep 13-16, 2016
Dallas, USA
PGConf.EU 2016
Nov 1-Jan 4, 2016
Tallinn, Estonia

Past

Stockholm PUG 2016/2
Apr 26, 2016
Stockholm, Sweden
PGConf.US
Apr 18-20, 2016
New York, USA
pgDay Paris
Mar 31, 2016
Paris, France
Nordic PGDay
Mar 17, 2016
Helsinki, Finland
ConFoo
Feb 24-26, 2016
Montreal, Canada
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