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Spring 2008 Timetable

Here is a provisional timetable, which may be subject to minor changes in the run up to Spring 2008.

Monday 31st March

Recital Hall New Lecture Theatre Arena Foyer
Talk PG Talk Plenary Event Meeting etc Tutorial Break
09:30 Tutorial Registration and Coffee
10:30 Building the network you need with OpenBSD's PF
Peter N M Hansteen
An Introduction to Python
John Pinner
Perl Teach-In
Dave Cross
13:00 Lunch
14:00 Building the network you need with OpenBSD's PF An Introduction to Python Perl Teach-In
15:30 Break
16:00 Building the network you need with OpenBSD's PF An Introduction to Python Perl Teach-In
17:30 Finish for Day
19:30

Tuesday 1st April

Recital Hall New Lecture Theatre Arena Foyer
Talk PG Talk Plenary Event Meeting etc Tutorial Break
08:00 Spring 2008 Registration and Coffee
09:00 Introduction and Welcome, Recital Hall
09:30 Using cross-platform virtualisation for enterprise workload mobility
Geraint North
Feeding the BBC Homepage
Mark Gledhill, Robin Doran
10:15 Utilisation of virtual infrastructures for efficient realisation of SaaS
Sas Mihindu
Testing with Selenium
Barbie
11:00 Break
11:30 Excel on the Command Line
Jon Allen
System Configuration : An end to hacky scripts?
Stephen Quinney
12:00 Perl Regex processing
Brian McCaulay
12:15 Flexiscale : Next Generation Data Centre Management
Gihan Munasinghe, Paul Anderson
12:30 An Introduction to DBIx::Class
Tom Hukins
13:00 Lunch
14:00 Building a new model for account management
Simon Wilkinson
The Great Language Debate
Dr Russel Winder
Open Space for BoFs
14:45 OpenLDAP 2.4 Improvements
Gavin Henry
15:00 Perl is
Mike Whitaker
15:30 Break
16:00 Advances in OpenSolaris Network Administration
Phil Kirk
Extract, transform and load tabular data using Python
Alex Wilmer
Open Space for BoFs
16:30 Option and Configuration Processing with Perl
Jon Allen
16:45 Dynamic Tracing and Dynamic Languages
John Levon
17:00 Command Line Option Processiing with Python
John Pinner
17:30 Software patents and open standards
Pieter Hintjens
18:00 Finish for Day
19:30
23:30

Wednesday 2nd April

Recital Hall New Lecture Theatre Arena Foyer, PGUK
Talk PG Talk Plenary Event Meeting etc Tutorial Break
08:30 Coffee and PGUK Registration
09:30 Today's Software ... Is It Really Bloated?
Dr Randy Appleton
Perl-based Mobile Production Ssystems - the WAP Admin Tool
Daniel Giribet, Barnabas Aspray
Welcome and PostgreSQL in the UK
Simon Riggs
10:00 How the PostgreSQL Project Works
Dave Page
10:15 Managing Monitoring in Distributed Environments
Simon Wilkinson
Testing with Perl
Barbie
10:30 PostgreSQL at clara.net
Chris Fewtrell
11:00 Break
11:30 ZFS - The last word in File Systems
George Shepherd
Introduction to Functional Programming with Perl
Jon Allen
Explaining EXPLAIN
Greg Stark
12:15 USENET gems
Brian McCaulay
Introduction to Functional Programming in Python
David Jones
Availability of PostgreSQL in the Data Centre
Detlef Ulherr
13:00 Lunch
13:45 Experience with Full Text Search
Richard Huxton
14:00 WARP
Dr Martin Wright
Integrating Map Data with PostGIS
Mark Cave-Ayland
14:30
14:45 Effective Spam and Malware Countermeasures
Peter N M Hansteen
Perl Web application packaging and deployment
Matt S Trout
PostgreSQL Performance Features in 8.3
Simon Riggs
15:00 Integrated Monitoring for PostgreSQL
Tim Retout
15:30 Break - Tea and Meet the PGUK Sponsors
16:00 Lightning Talks, Draw and Close PGUK BoFs
17:00 PostgreSQL UK User Group Meeting and wrap-up
17:30 Finish

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