October's meetup is of a distinctly database flavour.
First up we have Matthew Revell with: "I have a NoSQL toaster. Why would I want a NoSQL database?"
There's a whole lot of hype around databases that have one thing in common: they don't use SQL for querying. The NoSQL monicker covers a whole range of different types of data stores, each with their own advantages and disadvantages. In this talk, Matthew Revell will look at the major NoSQL categories, as well as when and why you'd use them.
Matthew is Technical Evangelist for Europe at Basho, the people behind the Riak distributed database. He has been knocking around the open source world for thirteen years and believes the most important part of a G&T is good tonic water.
Not to be outdone, Omar Qureshi will be talking about "Foreign data wrappers in PostgreSQL".
Let us know via meetup if you're attending so we can arrange enough pizza and drinks. Additionally, Matthew will be bringing some swag, aka T-Shirts, and has kindly offered to some buy beers too!
Unfortunately, Matthew can't make it tonight - his wife is ill so he needs to take care of his children. Hopefully we'll be able to rearrange his talk for another meetup.
Omar has graciously offered to do a bonus impromptu talk on AngularJS instead.