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PostgreSQL @ FOSDEM 2020

The PostgreSQL Project is present with a booth at FOSDEM ever since 2007. Since 2008 we organize a Devroom, since 2013 we have our own PGDay on the Friday before FOSDEM. This year marks the 8th FOSDEM PGDay.

This blog post presents useful information about the PGDay, the booth and Devroom at FOSDEM.

How we manage the PostgreSQL FOSDEM devroom

The PostgreSQL Project was assigned a devroom at FOSDEM again this year. We got a room with approx. 200 seats, and as usual every last seat was taken for many of the talks. This requires that we manage the room very effectively and carefully, both to avoid that people walk in and out at all times and disturb the speaker, but also in order to keep the exits free at all times.

PostgreSQL @ FOSDEM 2018

For more than 10 years, the PostgreSQL Project is present at FOSDEM. We also organize a separate PostgreSQL Day on Friday.

This blog post presents useful information about both the PGDay and the booth and devroom at FOSDEM.

PostgreSQL @ FOSDEM 2017 - Review

FOSDEM 2017 is over, and hopefully everyone is back home. Time for a short review.

Once again, PostgreSQL ran a pre-conference to FOSDEM, called PGDay. One day just filled with awesome PostgreSQL talks, and meeting community members.

Many speakers uploaded or linked their talks to the PostgreSQL Wiki. If the slides for a talk are missing, please contact the speaker and ask them to upload or link the slides. (For the record, my slides are here)

Slides from my talk "Tour de Data Types: VARCHAR2 or CHAR(255)?" at FOSDEM 2017

I had the opportunity to talk about the many datatypes in PostgreSQL, in the PostgreSQL Devroom at FOSDEM 2017. It’s quite interesting how many people only use the basic data types and don’t know the broad range of types which PostgreSQL is offering.

PostgreSQL @ FOSDEM 2017

Like the past 10 or so years, the PostgreSQL Project is present at FOSDEM 2017. We also organize a separate PostgreSQL Day on Friday.

This blog post presents vital information about both the PGDay and the booth and devroom at FOSDEM.

First PostgreSQL Meetup in Hamburg

InnoGames is hosting a PostgreSQL Meetup Tuesday next week in Hamburg, in their office in Hammerbrook. You have a wonderful view over the skyline of Hamburg from the rooftoop meeting room.

PgConf.Russia 2016

I had the honor to present at PgConf.Russia 2016. It’s probably the biggest PostgreSQL conference in Europe (News report), even bigger than It shows that PostgreSQL, and Open Source in general, has a big and growing market share. Was the first time that I travelled to Russia, and as with almost every new country, it is incredible. Also it is nice to be not in charge for a conference, and to enjoy the time attending talks, discuss with others or get stuff done.

FOSDEM PGDay 2016 Schedule

The schedule for FOSDEM PGDay 2016 (Friday, Jan 29th) and PostgreSQL Devroom @ FOSDEM (Sunday, Jan 31st) is now published. You can find it here.

FOSDEM PGDay and Devroom 2015 - Announcement & Call for Papers

FOSDEM PGDay is a one day conference that will be held ahead of FOSDEM in Brussels, Belgium, on Jan 30th, 2015. 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 Brussels Marriott Hotel. Registration is required to attend, the registration is open. Since we have a limited number of seats available for this event, we urge everybody to register as soon as possible once open.