This site is about a previous instance of this event. For the current event, please see the updated site.

Speaker Interview with Serge Rider

Could you briefly introduce yourself?
I’m Serge Rider, I am a passionate software developer and OS-enthusiast. I’m also an entrepreneur and CTO of DBeaver Corp.
How do you engage with the PostgreSQL Community?
I’ve participated in a few PgConf events before, two times as a speaker, once as a sponsor. Now I’m speaker and sponsor at once.
Have you enjoyed previous or FOSDEM conferences, either as an attendee or as speaker?
I loved previous PgConf EU, PgConf RU, and PGConf IBZ. PgConf US was a bit more commercial that technical.
What will your talk be about, exactly? Why this topic?
We will talk about cross-database schema modelling and foreign data wrappers auto-configuration in PostgreSQL. We will use DBeaver as a UI tool for these tasks. Cross-database connectivity is one of the most challenging tasks while having some logical cross-database links is a very common situation in most businesses.
What is the audience for your talk?
PostgreSQL developers and DBAs. Any SQL/NoSQL database users who experience problems with cross-database data extraction.
What existing knowledge should the attendee have?
Some general knowledge about Foreign Data Wrappers would be good but not necessary.
Which measure, action, feature or activity would—in your eyes—help to accelerate the adoption of PostgreSQL?
Better documentation / support web site.