Next Meetup

Crashing Postgres for Fun and Laughs
PostgreSQL is a very powerful tool, and with great power comes great responsibility. This talk will cover a sample of things that you can do as a Postgres Administrator that you really should not do. Some of these "techniques" can help you in a jam. Using the COPY command to reload your config file. Others are pretty useless but amusing. 'DELETE FROM pg_class;' doesn't stop the postmaster from running. However, it will result in you having an awful day. Watch as I smash Postgres with a virtual hammer in hopes that others do not. Speaker: Brian Faherty Brian is a Software and Database Developer at The Motley Fool. Agenda: 6:30 - Drinks/Apps and Networking 7 - Introduction 7:15 - Talks 8:30 - Wrap up/shut down Getting Here: We will be on the 1st floor in the LiveSafe offices. Please come in through the Key Blvd Lobby and take the elevator to the first floor. There will be signs from there. Optionally, come to the outside glass doors between the 1400 Key and 1401 Willson (same plaza as Subway). Metro: LiveSafe is located two blocks from the Rosslyn Metro station in Rosslyn Virginia. The Rosslyn Metro station services the Orange, Silver, and Blue lines. Driving: LiveSafe is located just off Route 66 in Rosslyn Virginia. There is paid street and garage parking available. Food: LiveSafe will sponsor beer, sodas, food (likely pizza or subs). There are plenty of local bars available if people would like to continue the discussion after the talk.


1400 Key Boulevard Suite 100 · Arlington, VA

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