Manchester Free Software

Manchester Free Software

Title: Manchester Free Software
Location: MadLab
Description: The purpose of Manchester Free Software is to promote the Free Software philosophy.
Start Time: 19:00
Date: 2011-06-21
End Time: 20:30





PostgreSQL and 2ndQuadrant


“PostgreSQL is the World’s Most Advanced Free Software Database. PostgreSQL has been a pivotal free software project for many years. With a feature set that
both rivals and exceeds proprietary software, PostgreSQL usage is growing quickly worldwide.”

MFS are very pleased to have Simon Riggs present a talk on PostgreSQL and 2ndQuadrant. Simon will be travelling up from London for us. He is an excellent speaker and this is one not to miss.

The event will include a Q&A session, discussion and then lively debate in the pub afterwards.


“Simon Riggs is a Major Developer and Committer on the PostgreSQL project, as well as CTO of 2ndQuadrant. 2ndQuadrant is a Platinum Sponsor of PostgreSQL development and is the largest group of direct project contributors worldwide. Simon speaks regularly at industry events on PostgreSQL and database related topics, as well as the lead author of PostgreSQL Admin Cookbook.”



Around the venue there are parking meter bays that become zero cost after 6pm on Tuesday but get full up. There are paid parking lots around the venue, the light blue P in this OpenStreetMap centred on Madlab. A lot of them, perhaps all, are are owned by NCP. If you can’t decide otherwise then park in Manchester Arndale.

Public Transport

Manchester Victoria (MCV) train station, Shudehill tram station and Manchester Piccadilly bus station are all fairly close to Madlab, see OpenStreetMap centred on Madlab. Manchester Piccadilly (MAN) train station and Manchester Central Coach Station are not too far either.