Speaker Interview

Stéphanie Baltus

Hi! Could you briefly introduce yourself?

I’m Stéphanie, currently a software engineer at Algolia.

I’ve been working in the data field since 2008 with databases like IBM DB2, Oracle, MS SQL Server and I started my journey with PostgreSQL when I joined leboncoin in 2013.

How do you engage with the PostgreSQL community?

I try to attend as many PostgreSQL Paris-based events as I can, even once as a speaker. Using PostgreSQL at work and with my personal projects, it’s easy for me to read and share () a lot of content about PostgreSQL. Still, I think it’s not enough compared to the benefits I get from PostgreSQL, I’ll try to do better. 

Have you enjoyed previous pgDay Paris or other PostgreSQL Europe conferences, either as attendee or as speaker?

It will be my first pgDay Paris, but I had the chance to attend a FOSDEM PGDay a few years ago.

What will your talk be about, exactly? Why this topic?

I’ll talk about using Materialized Views in production. It’s not a brand new feature, but it saved my life (at least my sleeping time) back when I was working at JobTeaser.

What is the audience for your talk?

I think my talk can be interesting for everyone, but maybe backend developers and data engineers can benefit from it in their day to day job.

What existing knowledge should the attendee have in order to follow your talk?

Well, no prior knowledge is required, just come with an interest in PostgreSQL. 

Which missing feature would you most like to see in PostgreSQL?

I’d love to have automatic refresh of materialized views.

Thank you!