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Bar Camp Portland: what a weekend!

posted on May 04, 2008
tags: barcampportland barcampportland2008 inspiration legionoftech postgres postgresql unconference
categories: conference postgres postgresql

I'm inspired.

I'm still buzzing from BarCampPortland. I loved every minute of it, and managed to learn a ton from all the amazing people in Portland. I met a ton of new people, and started several more projects :)

Over the course of two days, I ran two sessions. The first was about PostgreSQL:

We had a fantastic discussion, totally filled the room up with people curious about what PostgreSQL can do. We had several requests for MySQL -> PostgreSQL "rosetta stone" documentation.

The second session was How to raise or eat chickens sustainably:

We had an incredible conversation - ranging from getting and raising chickens for the first time, to digging up your lawn and planting food, to gentrification, to obsessive local eating.

I also attended these others: DSLR, Bikes and Geeks Collide, Project Management, My Other Thing, Women in Tech, and a session at WordCamp.

I think it's finally time to go to sleep. Check out a ton of pictures. Thanks so much everyone who attended, led sessions and volunteered this weekend!


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