Last week I was in Munich, and I didn’t make any presentations there, but I’ve visited a Deutsches Museum, which is one of the oldest and largest (if not the oldest) Science museums in Europe. One thing was particularly interesting – they have a Math section and the History of computers section.
I still find it hard to believe, that something which happened during my life is “history”, so it’s really funny to to see some equipment I was using when I was a student, and to realize that a majority of nowadays students do not really know what is it, and what it was used for.
To mention a few:
I am on sabbatical now, actually, I am on sabbatical for more than 3 weeks, and in five short days I will be back in Chicago. But when I was in Moscow 2 weeks ago, I made two presentations about the work on implementing bi-temporal model in Postgres.
First presentation was in the Moscow State University, and the second one – in the office of Postrges Pro. I really enjoyed the visit to their office and all the conversations we had there. Postgres Pro is a group of very talented and highly motivated Postgres experts, who can do really amazing things. I was extremely happy with how my presentation was received. The audience was really engaged, and asked excellent questions. We discussed the possibilities to working on some features together, and I hope that this collaboration will happen.
Here is a copy of my presentation:
And here are some pictures from this event. Actually, there are tons of pictures, and I like them all :), but I’ve downloaded only a couple: