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The first presenter (for GoGrid) didn't really know his audience and didn't tailor his presentation for us. His slides seemed very elementary and only at the very end of his presentation did we get an idea of how they are different from their competition. Interesting stuff! Too bad so much of it was boilerplate "why is the cloud interesting" marketing.
The second presenter was more PostgreSQL relevant but failed to retain control of the session, which devolved into an extended (>30 minutes on one slide) group discussion. It was an interesting discussion but I'm not sure I know what the current pitch is since apparently they are not ready to support PostgreSQL yet.
The data center tour was not particularly interesting; one data center looks pretty much like another. Trying to speak to a large group in a very noisy room doesn't work. It would have been better to talk in the hall first.
Nevertheless I am still interested in GoGrid and might become a customer.
0 · April 11, 2009
The second speaker was very knowledgeable and a pretty good speaker. The first speaker didn't have much content to present that was compelling, maybe because he was more marketing/sales and the second speaker was more engineering, and this was an engineering audience. The food and drinks were good, the venue (a medium-sized conference room) was crowded.
0 · April 9, 2009
I thought it was a little strange that we had a meeting about postgres on the cloud only for the general consensus to be "it sucks". Did we need a meeting for that? Still, quite informative.
0 · April 9, 2009
Great meeting! I liked the fast pace -- lots of new information and leads to dig into later... and on that note, please post links and background info for the second talk.
0 · April 8, 2009