Time management by (somebody elses) press-releases

A while back I submitted a couple of talks for PG-East 2010 in Philly, and over the past couple of weeks I've been nagging the organizers semi-frequently to get some pre-info on whether I've been accepted or not, since flight prices started to climb fairly rapidly. The site clearly says information that the information will be available on Feb 15th, so I can't really complain that the answer kept being "don't know yet".

A couple of days ago, I got a note from Dave pinged me with a message asking if I was approved. Turns out this press-release had been posted (by his company, no less). Which explicitly names me as a speaker at the conference.

Took me two more days of chasing down JD, but I now have confirmation I'll be there. I don't actually know what I'll be speaking about, but it's a pretty safe bet it will be PostgreSQL related.

I call this Time management by press releases. If I could only get it to apply to all meetings, I would no longer need to keep my own calendar up to date.

So, I'll see you in Philly!


Comments

C'mon... You are Magnus -- your each talk will be accepted.

Posted on Feb 8, 2010 at 20:32 by Devrim GÜNDÜZ.

This is the sort of service you get when you're a Platinum sponsor. It includes a time machine to tell what talks will be accepted before the decision has even been made.

Posted on Feb 9, 2010 at 05:05 by Greg Smith.

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