Just spent the weekend at FOSDEM 2014. It’s the first time I have been to FOSDEM and checked out more of the Open Source world.
Seven of us went from Green Man Gaming and the only thing I will remember for the future is that I need to turn up to talks I want to go to very much in advance.
Rooms were always very quickly packed out. Managed to meet lots of cool and awesome people though.
Go was the language of the conference
There’s no way you could avoid this. Go is mainstream now. It’s been heading this way for a while - but it’s very clear that this language that people wondered the point of is now relevant to the point of obsession. The room was constantly ram packed and people staying for talk after talk.
I’m not the only one that laughs at MongoDB
Yep, turns out lots of people find the stability amusing.
There tons of PostgreSQL I don’t know
This was always going to be a given. The RDBMS is still relevant and still attracting a lot of attention. There was a definite lack of MySQL and MariaDB however. Maybe that swings it a bit.
There’s loads of stuff coming in 9.4.x for JSON and the like. The main thing I got from the talks though was an understanding of TOAST.
I need to do more here
Next year… I need to make more of an effort to plan and attend more talks.
I will be here next year!