Big Nerd Ranch, which offers classes for Mac OS X and UNIX programmers, is holding a five-day PostgreSQL class taught by Bruce Momjian, the author of “PostgreSQL: Introduction and Concepts” and one of the co-founders of the PostgreSQL Global Development Group.
PostgreSQL is an SQL-compatible Object Relational Database Management System (ORDBMS) that runs on several platforms including Mac OS X.
The PostgreSQL class will be offered January 20-24, 2003, near Atlanta, Georgia. Course topics include: advanced SQL, concurrency/transactions, server-side languages, administration, performance tuning, application programming, extending PostgreSQL and internals. For prerequisites and class format, go to the class Web site.
Registration costs $3,500, which 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.