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FOSDEM and FOSDEM PGDay 2024 Review

A review of FOSDEM 2024 and the FOSDEM PGDay 2024

PostgreSQL @ FOSDEM 2024

The PostgreSQL Project is present with a booth at FOSDEM ever since 2007. And ever since 2008 we organize a Devroom, starting 2013 we also have our own PGDay on the Friday before FOSDEM. This year it's the 10th FOSDEM PGDay, skipping 2021 and 2022 for obvious reasons.

PGSQL Phriday #0014 - PostgreSQL Events

Pavlo Golub is hosting this month's PGSQL Phriday. The topic is 'PostgreSQL Events'.

PostgreSQL 95

Someone at FOSDEM 2023 asked the question: 'What happens when PostgreSQL rolls over the version number to 95? Will this cause problems like back then in Windows?'

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 long will a 64 bit Transaction-ID last in PostgreSQL?

At FOSDEM someone asked how long 64 bit Transaction-IDs will last.

To refresh: PostgreSQL is currently using 32 bits for the TXID, and is good for around 4 billion transactions:


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.