Life in the Galilee keeps moving at a nice, slow and steady pace. I haven't posted in a while, so I'm going to give you a quick update. The English speaking community in our village has really grown in the past year. NBN has helped 20 or so new English speaking families move in and it is beginning to change the demographic. At this year's Purim event the community has decided to include English as part of the entertainment so the new olim will feel comfortable participating.
Exciting news for me, I'm going to be speaking at the postgresql conference in NY this March. I wanted to talk about the relevance of open source database to the Israeli Arab conflict while living in a small village in the Galilee, but I couldn't come up with good stuff to talk about, so I settled for discussing using the database engine as an application server.