Thursday, October 6, 2016
The community has done a great job of creating wiki pages for most of the Postgres conferences with links to the slides. Unfortunately there are no links to videos matching the slide decks. It would be great if someone would add such links. For example, the PGConf US's Youtube page has 89 videos from 2015 and 2016 conferences. It would be great if those could be linked to from the Postgres wiki. The same could be done for other conferences who publish videos.
In addition, it would be nice if presentation and video URLs were loaded into a database (maybe Postgres ) so they can be categorized and searched, e.g. it would be great to see all the performance or security slides and videos listed together on one web page. In summary, I feel we are not fully utilizing the work that has been done by conferences to disseminate the proceedings of their conferences. These high-quality proceedings are valuable resources for our growing user-base.
As a background, conference videos are very time-consuming to produce and edit, so they are often released months after the conference. Because the conference has long passed, it is often hard to publicize their release to attendees and a wider audience. I think giving these videos more prominence would benefit the community greatly.