This was a fairly interesting weekend. This years “Linuxwochen” made a stop in Vienna and people enjoyed 3 days of interesting presentations and talks.
What somehow surprised me was the fact the Microsoft gave some talks on some Open Source components provided by them – mostly in the area of open government data and cloud-compliance. It is amusing to see how bad the sentiment towards those people actually was … but, after all – my PostgreSQL talk had at least twice as many listeners than the “Open Data” talk provided by Microsoft before .
I gave a talk called “PostgreSQL roadshow” (video will be available soon) which showed some new technologies in the PostgreSQL area such as KNN, PgOpenCL, writable CTEs and so on. It seems people are highly interested in some stuff which goes seriously beyond “key / value”.