Karen Jex

Karen is a Senior Solutions Architect with Crunchy Data working with PostgreSQL databases. Prior to that, she was a DBA for 20 years, then a Database Consultant. She was once described as “quite personable for a DBA” which she decided to take as a compliment. Outside of the world of databases she loves cycling, skiing and spending time with her family in the mountains where she lives, and she recently started a part-time PhD in Computer Science.

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Everything You Wanted to Know About Databases as a Developer but Were Too Afraid to Ask Your DBA
Karen Jex

As a developer you may have little or no training in database administration, yet you want to design applications that interact with databases in the best possible way. This workshop aims to answer all the questions you wanted to ask your DBA but didn't because he/she is too ~~grumpy~~ busy. You will come away with enough information about databases in general, and about PostgreSQL in particular, to sound like an instant database expert (and, more importantly, to create better applications).