Atlanta, GA – May 16, 2005 – Hot Fun in the Summertime with PostgreSQL,
July 18-22, 2005

PostgreSQL instructor Chris Campbell returns July 18-22, 2005 for the
latest PostgreSQL Bootcamp at the Big Nerd Ranch. This bootcamp is rapidly
becoming one of the most popular of the classes in the Big Nerd Ranch
lineup, routinely selling out all seats. Chris’s engaging and easy-going
instruction style helps speed up the learning curve for students as they
negotiate the inner workings of this dynamic database application.
PostgreSQL is increasingly becoming one of the most popular database
management solutions, providing a scalable, robust and stable platform for
relational databases. As its popularity grows, companies are discovering a
viable and low-cost alternative to the expensive Oracle and SQL Server

Students attending the five-day bootcamp can expect to leave the class with
an in-depth and wide-ranging knowledge base on database management in
PostgreSQL. Topics cover everything from the fundamentals of building and
installing PostgreSQL on a server, configuring how to stop and start the
server, creating a cluster with initdb, databases and schema, setting up
user and access protocols, security and OpenSSL. The syllabus then tackles
more of the advanced components of database management including queries,
transactions, objects, optimizing the database, table constraints,
monitoring and backups.

“I think students will be pleasantly surprised at how versatile and
accessible PostgreSQL is,” said instructor Chris Campbell. “Anytime you
approach learning database management, it can be an intimidating prospect,
especially when project requirements call for sophisticated retrieval of
data and a multi-layered database with built-in scalability to accommodate
potential needs not yet conceived of at the time of its creation. To be
prescient of future needs when devising the initial schema can make any
database administrator nuts. The great thing about PostgreSQL is that it’s
all in there and students will come out prepared for anything the project
manager throws their way.”

Chris Campbell has an extensive background in database management and
PostgreSQL. He’s been teaching the course since last year and continually
includes updates and fine-tuning to the syllabus to create the most
effective and useful lessons for up-and-coming PostgreSQL administrators.
The course offers a two-part manual, multiple slides and photos, and an
approach to the materials that guides students step by step through the
class. Each new topic builds on competencies previously learned until the
student emerges with a fully developed grasp of the full range of
PostgreSQL features.

For a complete PostgreSQL Bootcamp syllabus, please visit

The Big Nerd Ranch incorporates intensive training classes for Unix and Mac
OS X programmers in a retreat setting 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