Thursday 4 November 2010

Booked for PGDay.EU 2010 yet?

If you're planning on attending this year's European PostgreSQL conference (increasingly inaccurately known as PGDay!), then you might want to think about registering and booking your travel and accommodation now. It's just over a month until the conference, and isn't uncommon for the price of flights and trains to start to rise as the date gets nearer.

We have 42 sessions this year, with a wide variety of PostgreSQL talks in English and German, followed by a day of training sessions, covering PostgreSQL Administration, PostGIS, Hot Standby and using Servoy with PostgreSQL. Places on the training sessions are limited, and available on a first come, first served basis at a (relatively small) extra cost.

We have two guest keynote speakers: Simon Phipps is giving the opening keynote, and will be giving a talk entitled "Back To The Future of Open Source", looking issues around corporate involvement in Open Source projects, and what that means for the PostgreSQL community and contributors. Simon has been involved in many Open Source projects over the years, and was most recently known for his role at Sun Microsystems as Chief Open Source Officer.

The second, closing keynote will be given by Ed Boyajian, President and CEO of EnterpriseDB. Ed will be talking on "PostgreSQL's time to shine", and looking at how we as users and contributors to PostgreSQL have the opportunity to turn the $26B per year database industry on it's head.

This year's event will be held at the luxurious Millenium Hotel in Stuttgart, Germany, with the conference sessions on the 6th and 7th December, and training on the 8th December. We have a discount group rate for hotel bookings that includes internet access and breakfast.

Registration for the conference days and the training can be made online. We encourage you to register as early as possible to help us plan the event more effectively.

For more information on the conference, please visit the website.

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