Tomorrow (6/24), Gil will be speaking at the Semantic Technology Conference 2010 (SemTech), which is being held this year in San Francisco, CA. SemTem is the world’s largest conference on semantic technology, and brings together an impressive array of speakers to discuss the impact of semantic technology on a variety of fields (health care, finance, government, publishing, etc.).
Earlier this week, Factual was the featured company at the San Francisco PostgreSQL Users Group. (The meeting was held at the offices of My New Place, a nationwide apartment finder startup – thanks, guys.) We use PostgreSQL here at Factual, and have received generous help from the PostgreSQL community. So needless to say, we were thrilled to attend the meetup (which included quite a few entrepeneurs), and give the attendees there a window into Factual. In our presentation, my colleague Eric and I demonstrated clustered data processing and materialized views in PostgreSQL that provide a unified way to access structured data from across the entire Internet. Especially interesting to the audience of PostgreSQL contributors and users in attendance was the fact that Factual uses PostgreSQL as a durable cache layer for its NoSQL input storage and summarization backend.
Are you passionate about open data? Are you interested in working at a cool start-up that’s on the cutting edge of technology? Are you a fan of heavy metal bands from the 1980s? If you said “yes” to at least two of these questions, then you’re in luck – because Factual is hiring!