About a year ago the idea was born to do a talk on database version control. Main reason: I didn’t really have a clue about database version control myself. What’s the right approach? What tools are out there? Am I doing database version control the right way, or is there a better way? While figuring all this out I decided to document all my steps, and finally use the results in a talk so I could share them with the rest of the world. I submitted a talk called “Database version control without pain” to the dutch conference PFCongres, and it got accepted!
Zwolle, Amsterdam, Manchester and Barcelona
Soon after that I got to repeat the same talk at other places in Europe. During these events I met some great people, had a lot of fun, saw cities I had never been before and I learned a lot as well. I tried to improve my talk based on the feedback I got, and sure enough most people seemed to like it!
In total, I did the talk four times now:
- PFCongres, Zwolle (The Netherlands)
- DPC, Amsterdam (The Netherlands)
- PHPNW10, Manchester (UK)
- PHP Barcelona, Barcelona (Spain)
I think four is enough. I assume that the majority of the European PHP community has visited at least one of the events above, and had the chance to see the talk (and besides that I’m getting a bit tired of repeating the same story over and over again ). It’s time for something new! I don’t exactly know what it will be, but I have several ideas on new talks so hopefully I can make at least one of those ideas into a talk, and start submitting to the calls for papers at the different conferences really soon!
Article on database version control
As a last hoorah I’m planning to write an article on database version control, which will probably be published either here or on techportal. Missed the talk? Looking to refresh your memory? Or downloaded the slides and you’re still wondering what the heck I was talking about during the slide with the picture of a sunken boat? No worries! Just keep an eye on this site and you’ll be able to read all about it soon.
But for now: Farewell database version control talk! You’ve been a great friend!