London PostgreSQL Group meetup is a unofficial PostgreSQL community event happening quarterly. The meetup agenda is very relaxed but it always involves a lot of good PostgreSQL discussions over some pizza and beer.
The event is always open to everyone and usually announced well in advance through meetup.com website — http://www.meetup.com/London-PostgreSQL-Meetup-Group
Mind Candy had a pleasure of hosting the meetup on the 21 January 2015. We actually had a record attendance which was awesome; thank you to everyone who came!
We had two really good talks. First one was a joint talk by Howard Rolph & Giovanni Ciolli about key features of recently released PostgreSQL 9.4 followed by an awesome talk by Rachid Belaid about full-text search capabilities  (with proper deep-dive into technical details and how to do it) in PostgreSQL. Apparently you don’t really need to build a totally separate Elasticsearch cluster if you want to store documents and perform most usual operations on them; Postgres will do just as well! Who knew!
Again, thanks everyone for coming and especially to the great speakers and see you all next time!
 Slides available here https://speakerdeck.com/rach/postgres-full-text-search-is-good-enough