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Speaker Interview: Magnus Hagander

What's new in PostgreSQL 11   Wednesday 14:00   New York

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Could you briefly introduce yourself?

I’m a PostgreSQL developer, consultant and teacher, working for Redpill Linpro mainly in the Scandinavian area. Within PostgreSQL I’m a member of the core team, on the board of PostgreSQL Europe, one of the comitters and on the infrastructure team.

How do you engage with the PostgreSQL Community?

In most ways you can think of, on a daily basis :)

Have you enjoyed previous or FOSDEM conferences, either as attendee or as speaker?

Yes, both as attendee, speaker and organiser.

What will your talk be about, exactly? Why this topic?

The new release of PostgreSQL, that will hopefully be out by the time of the conference. If it’s not, then it will at least be out very soon.

This is always a topic that a lot of people are interested in -- what do they have to look forward to in the new version for those that have already decided to upgrade, or to find good reasons to upgrade for those that have not yet decided.

What is the audience for your talk?

Anybody using PostgreSQL, really.

What existing knowledge should the attendee have?

It makes a lot more sense if one has a reasonable familiarity with PostgreSQL today, but even just knowing another database decently will probably be enough to get something useful out of it.

What is the one feature in PostgreSQL 11 which you like most?

There are many, but one really big one that a lot of people don’t realize are the enhancements to the WINDOW queries.

Which other talk at this year’s conference would you like to see?

I’ll have to say Devrim’s talk about "What’s Old in PostgreSQL 11". It’ll be interesting to see his take on that one, right after my own!