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Speaker Interview with Amit Langote

Could you briefly introduce yourself?
I’m a software engineer living as an expat in Tokyo, Japan. I have been involved in the PostgreSQL community for a little over 6 years now, which is about how long I have been in the industry.
How do you engage with the PostgreSQL Community?
I am actively involved in the development of community PostgreSQL. I also occasionally participate in conferences.
Have you enjoyed previous or FOSDEM conferences, either as an attendee or as speaker?
This will be my first PGConf.EU, however I have attended FOSDEM 2019, where I had my first taste of Europe.
What will your talk be about, exactly? Why this topic?
I am going to talk about partitioning, both conceptually and about how its implementation in PostgreSQL has evolved over the years. I chose this topic mostly because I feel somewhat comfortable talking about it after being involved in the development of declarative partitioning in recent releases. I also hope to learn what users think of and expect from partitioning.
What is the audience for your talk?
Anyone who is interested in hearing a little bit more about partitioning in PostgreSQL than what they already might know.
What existing knowledge should the attendee have?
It would help if they have worked with databases and pondered using partitioning.
What is the one feature in PostgreSQL 12 which you like most?
Pluggable storage interface.
Which other talk at this year's conference would you like to see?
There are many really, but this one in particular: “Beyond the pushdowns – distributed query planning and execution”.