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PGDay Caribbean 2014 - Sommer, Sun & PostgreSQL

PGDay Caribbean 2014 is a one day PostgreSQL conference which takes place on August 1st, in the beautiful city of St. Martin in the Caribbean. The event follows a well known pattern from other PGDay events: great talks, good community, drinks - and we add summer and sunshine on top.

The Call for Papers will be opened tomorrow, but we have a limited number of seats, so head over to the conference website and make your reservation today!

See you in the Caribbean! 

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FOSDEM PGDay and Devroom 2014 - Announcement & Call for Papers

FOSDEM PGDay is a one day conference that will be held ahead of FOSDEM in Brussels, Belgium, on Jan 31st, 2014. This will be a one-day focused PostgreSQL event, with a single track of talks. This conference day will be for-charge and cost 50€, and will be held at the Radisson Blu Royal Hotel in downtown Brussels. Registration is required to attend. Registration is not yet open, but will be soon. Since we have a limited number of seats available for this event, we urge everybody to register as soon as possible once open.

PostgreSQL Europe will also have our regular devroom at FOSDEM on Saturday the 1st, which will be held at the main FOSDEM venue at ULB. This day will, of course, continue to be free of charge and open to all FOSDEM entrants. No registration is required to attend this day.

For full details about the conference, venue and hotel, see http://fosdem2014.pgconf.eu/.


The call for papers is now open for both these events. We are looking for talks to fill both these days with content for both insiders and new users. Please see http://fosdem2014.pgconf.eu/callforpapers/ for details  and submission information.

The deadline for submissions is December 15th, 2013, but we may as usual pre-approve some talks, so get your submissions in soon!


We also have negotiated rate with the Radisson Blu hotel in Brussels. For details, see http://fosdem2013.pgconf.eu/venue/.

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Call for Papers: Workshop Days in Rapperswil

The Call for Papers for the Workshop Days /ch/open at the HSR (Hochschule für Technik Rapperswil, Switzerland) is open. Among other talks, the team is especially looking for a PostgreSQL workshop.

If you would like to submit a workshop, please go to the website and use the submit form.

The CfP ends June 8th, hurry up ;-)

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Schedule for PostgreSQL devroom at FOSDEM 2012

The schedule for the PostgreSQL devroom at FOSDEM 2012 is now available:

http://www.fosdem.org/2012/schedule/track/postgresql_devroom

We will have 8 talks on Saturday, February 4th.

See you there ...

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FOSDEM 2012 - PostgreSQL Devroom: Call for Speakers

The PostgreSQL project will have a Devroom at FOSDEM 2012, which takes place on February 4-5 in Brussels, Belgium. The Devroom will mainly cover topics for PostgreSQL users, developers and contributors. For more information about the event itself, please see the website at http://www.fosdem.org/2012/.


We are now accepting proposals for talks. Please note that we only accept talks in English.

Each session will last 45 minutes (including discussion), and may be on any topic related to PostgreSQL. Suggested topic areas include:

  • Developing applications for PostgreSQL
  • Administering large scale PostgreSQL installations
  • Case studies and/or success stories of PostgreSQL deployments
  • PostgreSQL tools and utilities
  • PostgreSQL hacking
  • Community & user groups
  • Tuning the server
  • Migrating from other systems
  • Scaling/replication
  • Benchmarking & hardware
  • PostgreSQL related products


Of course, we're happy to receive proposals for talks on other PostgreSQL related topics as well.


Please use our conference website to submit your proposal:

https://www.postgresql.eu/events/callforpapers/fosdem2012/


The deadline for submissions is December 20th, 2011. The schedule will be published and speakers will be informed by the end of the year.


Please also note my email about hotel reservation:

http://archives.postgresql.org/pgeu-general/2011-11/msg00000.php


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German-Speaking PostgreSQL Conference 2011 - A résumé

The German-Speaking PostgreSQL Conference 2011 is over!

It was a very good event and the response was much greater than expected. Thanks to all who have come to Oberhausen - despite the start of the carnival at the same day. Honestly, I had 50 visitors set as the limit to declare the event a success for myself. Two days before the conference we had to close the registry because the planned capacity at that time were already almost fully utilized. At this time, we had almost 90 registrations - including walk-ins we certainly topped the 100.


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Fazit: PostgreSQL auf der FrOSCon 2011

Wie in den letzten Jahren auch hat PostgreSQL wieder einen sehr angenehmen Auftritt auf der FrOSCon 2011 gehabt.

Am Samstag hatten wir einen Devroom, der voll mit guten Vorträgen war. Das Feedback für den Devroom ist - soweit man das zu diesem frühen Zeitpunkt schon abschätzen kann - sehr gut.

Etwas Kritik gibt es an der Orga für die Organisation der Projekte. Wie auch im letzten Jahr wurden alle Projekte in die eine Hälfte des einen großen Saals gepackt. Auf der anderen Seite waren dann Tische und dort wurde warmes Essen verkauft. Dieses Gedränge und das gute Wetter haben dafür gesorgt, das die Temperaturen an den Ständen nicht erträglich waren - entsprechend war am Sonntag dort recht wenig los und die Besucher haben sich eher draußen aufgehalten.

Für nächstes Jahr wünsche ich mir hier ein komplett neues Konzept vom Veranstalter, andernfalls macht es keinen Sinn, unnötig personelle und materielle Ressourcen für einen nicht besuchten Stand aufzuwenden. Mit kleineren Korrekturen ist es hier nicht mehr getan, dafür ist die FrOSCon mittlerweile zu groß geworden und die Anzahl der Projekte wächst ständig an.

Dafür war das Social Event am Abend wieder sehr gut organisiert und besucht. Positiv zu erwähnen ist außerdem, das man schneller seine Getränke bekam.

Dann mal schauen, was die Orga da nächstes Jahr geplant hat.

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PostgreSQL@FrOSCon 2011

FrOSCon is the annual Free and Open Source Conference, which takes place at the University of Applied Sciences Bonn-Rhein-Sieg in St. Augustin, Germany.

As usual, PostgreSQL has a devroom and we will host a number of talks, most of them in German, but also one in English.

The list of talks is available at the FrOSCon website: http://programm.froscon.org/2011/schedule/2011-08-20.html You have to scroll right to the second page.

Honestly: I don't know, why the FrOSCon folks chooses pink for our devroom in the schedule. I mean, hey, pink. Not blue, not black, PINK! Ridiculous!

Anyway, looking forward to meet you in St. Augustin in a not so far future.

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CHAR(11)

Was the first time that I actually had the chance to attend CHAR(11). For various reasons (speak: my wife had tickets for a musical) I could not attend last year.

After arriving in Cambridge and a decent dinner on Sunday, I went early to the venue on Monday (*wow*). Registration: check, breakfast: check, EMC booth: check, tea: check - maybe not in this particular order. Let's start the day.

Most of the talks were very interesting and it's good to see, how others attempt to solve the same problems we have in Greenplum. Because of many questions, Simon organized a podium discussion with Yeb Havinga, Willem Dijkstra (both MGRID), Koichi Suzuki (Postgres-XC) and Rob Klopp (Greenplum) just before lunch. It's also interesting that people would like to see some of the technology in PostgreSQL - we have to talk with our product management, if we can make this happen.

Monday ended in a very good dinner in a near college, it looked a bit like the big hall in Harry Potter - just the candles were missing ;-) Tuesday ended in a barbeque outside the venue. Both gave the chance for the usual conversations which I enjoyed a lot.

Hopefully I can attend again next year.


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Go to CHAR(11)

CHAR(11), the conference about Clustering, High Availability and Replication takes place in Cambridge, UK. As usual, it is also one of these conferences where you can meet a fair share of the PostgreSQL folks.

Had to rent a car, because I have another appointment right after the conference. Boy, I tell you: driving on the left side of the street is ok. At least that's what I usually do on German motorways. But having the wheel of the right side of the car is just insane. Anyway, I made my way to Cambridge - without any accidents.

Met Dave, Harald, Jan and Magnus at the venue and a beer later we went out for dinner. Dave and Magnus made a reservation in the Browns restaurant only some minutes away. Some more people joined us over the evening. The food was nice, and Dave actually tried to order better drinks than I did. Well, he tried ;-)

Looks like we will see another interesting database conference.

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