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Bruce Momjian and the Big Nerd Ranch Announce PostgreSQL Bootcamp

Bruce Momjian and the Big Nerd Ranch Announce PostgreSQL Bootcamp
February 23-27, 2004

Emily Herman
Big Nerd Ranch, Inc.
(678) 595-6773

Atlanta, GA – December 11, 2003 – Bruce Momjian, one of the
highly-regarded founders of the PostgreSQL Global Development Group
( ), will teach PostgreSQL Bootcamp
February 23-27, 2004 at the Big Nerd Ranch retreat facility outside
Atlanta, GA.

PostgreSQL Bootcamp is the most comprehensive class on PostgreSQL
available anywhere. If your organization is interested in moving away
from a proprietary database, this class is specifically designed to
give your team members the knowledge to take full advantage of the
power of PostgreSQL.

The rigorous 5-day course is structured in 23 sessions – half lecture,
half student exercises – covering Administration, Advanced SQL, Writing
Applications, Performance Tuning, and Data Processing Inside the
Database. Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to:

– Build and install a PostgreSQL server and the client libraries
– Maintain a secure and reliable PostgreSQL server
– Use SQL92 and PostgreSQL-specific SQL extensions to access data
– Create triggers, views, and rules
– Create custom server-side data types and functions using C or pgsql
– Use the libpq and DBI to access the data from your applications
– Optimize the performance of the server for your task

To see a more comprehensive list of course topics, please visit the
PostgreSQL Bootcamp page
( ).

PostgreSQL is the most advanced open-source database available.
PostgreSQL offers low total cost of ownership and minimal
administration requirements, while providing a vibrant support
community, reliability, stability, security, and extensibility.
Organizations in fields ranging from Customer Relations Management
(CRM) to Medical Records Storage to Financial Accounting have chosen
PostgreSQL to replace their proprietary database vendors.

Bruce Momjian
( ) is a
co-founder of the PostgreSQL Global Development Group and has worked on
PostgreSQL since 1996. He is the author of PostgreSQL: Introduction and
Concepts, published by Addison-Wesley. Bruce is employed by SRA (Tokyo,
Japan) in their PostgreSQL support division. Previously, he was
vice-president of Database Development at Great Bridge LLC, another
PostgreSQL support company. He has spoken at many international
open-source conferences. Prior to his involvement with PostgreSQL,
Bruce developed custom database applications for some of the world’s
largest law firms. In addition, he holds a Masters in Education.

The Big Nerd Ranch offers intensive training classes for Unix and Mac
OS X programmers in a lodge outside Atlanta, GA. Class price of $3500
includes lodging, all meals, original instruction materials, 24-hour
lab access, and transportation to and from the Atlanta airport.
Students are encouraged to bring independent projects to class,
allowing for input from classmates and individual instructor attention.
For more information, call 678-595-6773 or visit

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