Andy lives a database-centric lifestyle. That means that he spends most of his time either thinking about databases, writing about databases, using databases, teaching others about databases, or programming databases. Truly his body is a vessel for which to conduct database research.
One day his beloved wife told him that if Stonebraker can have two kids than he can at least have one. This logic seemed to make sense to him at the time. And now she's pregnant.
The idea of having to be responsible for a dependent is stressing Andy out. As such, he is going on a coast-to-coast speaking tour to discuss the challenges of research on self-driving databases while simultaneously trying to be a responsible life partner.
Check out his 2019 tour: https://db.cs.cmu.edu/tour2019/
We will be live streaming the event. Sign up here to watch remotely: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2558110959753990156
More about Andy: Andy Pavlo is an Associate Professor of Databaseology in the Computer Science Department at Carnegie Mellon University. His (unnatural) infatuation with database systems has inadvertently caused him to incur several distinctions, such as the NSF CAREER (2019), a Sloan Fellowship (2018), and the ACM SIGMOD Jim Gray Dissertation Award (2014).
How to find Rockset: We are one block from the San Mateo Caltrain station. Free parking is available in the underground garage and just let the attendant know that you are here for the Rockset event. The front lobby is blocked off for construction, proceed to the left and use the door on the side of the building.