The next Database seminar, to be held at Engine Yard on the 3rd Wednesday of January, will deal with database normalization. Think of this as the final foundation discussion before we venture off into the Brave and Newest Worlds of databases. It may also be the last time you have to listen to Charlie for a while; after this we are looking forward to presentations by other participants on topics such as ORM, Big Data and Analytics, Graph Databases, and possibly Object-Oriented Database Systems. (Future Speaker: You know who you are and we know how to find you.) The idea all along has been to review where we have been and how we got there before we venture into the latest. Your organizer has the possibly ridiculous idea we should understand what we might be giving up before we move out. The other all along idea has bee that we'll want and need other speakers.
Notes and slides from the four previous meetings are still available at http://cjwertz.wordpress.com/; it should be obvious which blogs you want to check out.
There will be Pizza, thanks to Engine Yard (Wayne Seguin and Chris Weibel). Mike D has promised to bring the beer we left behind at Buffalo Lab. 100 Corporate Parkway is easy to find; there is a bit of a maze leading to Suite 342.
Please rsvp here (Meetup) so we know how many to expect.