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Apache Beam / Google Cloud Dataflow

2016-06-20 @ Pittsburgh Code and Supply

Apache Beam/Google Cloud Dataflow is a framework for writing flow based computations.

Census Data

2016-07-19 @ Pittsburgh Code and Supply (Video)

Census data: how it's organized, how to get it, caveats in using it, problems comparing across time.

PostgreSQL Query Planner Overview and Best Practices

2016-08-22 @ Pittsburgh PostgreSQL Meetup

An overview of some of the concepts around how the query planner decides how to run the query, how to think and reason about its decisions, and how to use that information to write better queries

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