Pat Patterson

Pat Patterson
Principal Developer Evangelist,


Pat Patterson is a principal developer evangelist for Pat has been working on Internet security and identity management since 1997, joining Sun Microsystems in 2000 as an engineering manager in the Trustbase secure Web services team. After serving a four-year sentence in product management, he returned to engineering early in 2005, focusing first on federation and identity-enabled Web services, then on the OpenSSO project and its open source community. Pat moved to Huawei Technologies in 2009 to work on cloud storage infrastructure before joining the developer evangelism team at in late 2010. Describing himself as an ‘articulate techie’, Pat hacks all manner of code from Ruby web apps down to Linux kernel drivers, writing it all up on the blog, his own blog Superpatterns, and, of course, Twitter.


Location: Portland 252
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This session provides an overview of PostgreSQL 9.1 Foreign Data Wrappers, a mechanism for retrieving data from remote data sources. We will contrast the native C interface with the Python interface provided via the Multicorn project. A real-world example will retrieve business data from and combine it with data held in native PostgreSQL tables using a simple SQL JOIN. Read more.


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