Some in the community are planning a series of conferences throughout
the next 12 months. Here are the conferences that I am currently working
on. Each of these conferences are 1 or 2 day talk sessions, with a
dinner and party.

PostgreSQL Conference Fall 2007
This one has been announced, it is in Portland, Oregon at PSU.

PostgreSQL Conference Winter 2008
This one is in the works and about to be announced. It will track
along SCALE in Los Angeles, CA in February 2008. I would also like to
have one one the east coast and having been talking with Robert Treat
about possibilities there. If you can help here, it would be great.

PostgreSQL Conference Summer 2008
This is actually two opportunities. OSCON 2008 and LWE. The OSCON
track is fairly assured. I am starting to work on LWE as well.

I know that there are other conferences, specifically in Europe that are
PostgreSQL specific. I would like to know where and if those are still
planned so:

1. The fund raising group can help if needed
2. We can make sure that the communication channels are open
3. We get the conferences documented so everyone knows what is going on.
4. We can work together in case there is something one conference needs
that another doesn't etc...

Sincerely,

Joshua D. Drake


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  • Dan Langille at Aug 30, 2007 at 3:56 pm

    On 30 Aug 2007 at 8:50, Joshua D. Drake wrote:

    Some in the community are planning a series of conferences throughout
    the next 12 months. Here are the conferences that I am currently working
    on. Each of these conferences are 1 or 2 day talk sessions, with a
    dinner and party.

    PostgreSQL Conference Fall 2007
    This one has been announced, it is in Portland, Oregon at PSU.
    Adding to the list: there is PGCon 2008. From
    http://www.pgcon.org/2008/

    PGCon 2008 will be held on 22-23 May 2008 at University of Ottawa,
    with two days of Tutorials on 20-21 May 2008.
    PostgreSQL Conference Winter 2008
    This one is in the works and about to be announced. It will track
    along SCALE in Los Angeles, CA in February 2008. I would also like to
    have one one the east coast and having been talking with Robert Treat
    about possibilities there. If you can help here, it would be great.

    PostgreSQL Conference Summer 2008
    This is actually two opportunities. OSCON 2008 and LWE. The OSCON
    track is fairly assured. I am starting to work on LWE as well.

    I know that there are other conferences, specifically in Europe that are
    PostgreSQL specific. I would like to know where and if those are still
    planned so:

    1. The fund raising group can help if needed
    2. We can make sure that the communication channels are open
    3. We get the conferences documented so everyone knows what is going on.
    4. We can work together in case there is something one conference needs
    that another doesn't etc...

    Sincerely,

    Joshua D. Drake


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  • Robert Bernier at Aug 30, 2007 at 4:48 pm
    Don't forget pgcon (Ottawa) , it's the one venue that many Europeans feel comfortable when coming to North America.

    On Thursday 30 August 2007 11:50, Joshua D. Drake wrote:
    Some in the community are planning a series of conferences throughout
    the next 12 months. Here are the conferences that I am currently working
    on. Each of these conferences are 1 or 2 day talk sessions, with a
    dinner and party.

    PostgreSQL Conference Fall 2007
    This one has been announced, it is in Portland, Oregon at PSU.

    PostgreSQL Conference Winter 2008
    This one is in the works and about to be announced. It will track
    along SCALE in Los Angeles, CA in February 2008. I would also like to
    have one one the east coast and having been talking with Robert Treat
    about possibilities there. If you can help here, it would be great.

    PostgreSQL Conference Summer 2008
    This is actually two opportunities. OSCON 2008 and LWE. The OSCON
    track is fairly assured. I am starting to work on LWE as well.

    I know that there are other conferences, specifically in Europe that are
    PostgreSQL specific. I would like to know where and if those are still
    planned so:

    1. The fund raising group can help if needed
    2. We can make sure that the communication channels are open
    3. We get the conferences documented so everyone knows what is going on.
    4. We can work together in case there is something one conference needs
    that another doesn't etc...

    Sincerely,

    Joshua D. Drake
  • Joshua D. Drake at Aug 30, 2007 at 5:01 pm

    Robert Bernier wrote:
    Don't forget pgcon (Ottawa) , it's the one venue that many Europeans feel comfortable when coming to North America.
    I didn't forget it, but it is not one that "I" am planning :). Dan has
    already spoken up, I am glad to see it is happening again this year.

    Joshua D. Drake
    On Thursday 30 August 2007 11:50, Joshua D. Drake wrote:
    Some in the community are planning a series of conferences throughout
    the next 12 months. Here are the conferences that I am currently working
    on. Each of these conferences are 1 or 2 day talk sessions, with a
    dinner and party.

    PostgreSQL Conference Fall 2007
    This one has been announced, it is in Portland, Oregon at PSU.

    PostgreSQL Conference Winter 2008
    This one is in the works and about to be announced. It will track
    along SCALE in Los Angeles, CA in February 2008. I would also like to
    have one one the east coast and having been talking with Robert Treat
    about possibilities there. If you can help here, it would be great.

    PostgreSQL Conference Summer 2008
    This is actually two opportunities. OSCON 2008 and LWE. The OSCON
    track is fairly assured. I am starting to work on LWE as well.

    I know that there are other conferences, specifically in Europe that are
    PostgreSQL specific. I would like to know where and if those are still
    planned so:

    1. The fund raising group can help if needed
    2. We can make sure that the communication channels are open
    3. We get the conferences documented so everyone knows what is going on.
    4. We can work together in case there is something one conference needs
    that another doesn't etc...

    Sincerely,

    Joshua D. Drake
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  • Gavin M. Roy at Aug 30, 2007 at 7:17 pm
    Perhaps a good use of the http://conference.postgresql.org/ site is to
    serve as a guide to upcoming conferences and a historical reference to
    previous ones.
    On 8/30/07, Joshua D. Drake wrote:
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    Robert Bernier wrote:
    Don't forget pgcon (Ottawa) , it's the one venue that many Europeans feel comfortable when coming to North America.
    I didn't forget it, but it is not one that "I" am planning :). Dan has
    already spoken up, I am glad to see it is happening again this year.

    Joshua D. Drake
    On Thursday 30 August 2007 11:50, Joshua D. Drake wrote:
    Some in the community are planning a series of conferences throughout
    the next 12 months. Here are the conferences that I am currently working
    on. Each of these conferences are 1 or 2 day talk sessions, with a
    dinner and party.

    PostgreSQL Conference Fall 2007
    This one has been announced, it is in Portland, Oregon at PSU.

    PostgreSQL Conference Winter 2008
    This one is in the works and about to be announced. It will track
    along SCALE in Los Angeles, CA in February 2008. I would also like to
    have one one the east coast and having been talking with Robert Treat
    about possibilities there. If you can help here, it would be great.

    PostgreSQL Conference Summer 2008
    This is actually two opportunities. OSCON 2008 and LWE. The OSCON
    track is fairly assured. I am starting to work on LWE as well.

    I know that there are other conferences, specifically in Europe that are
    PostgreSQL specific. I would like to know where and if those are still
    planned so:

    1. The fund raising group can help if needed
    2. We can make sure that the communication channels are open
    3. We get the conferences documented so everyone knows what is going on.
    4. We can work together in case there is something one conference needs
    that another doesn't etc...

    Sincerely,

    Joshua D. Drake
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  • Joshua D. Drake at Aug 30, 2007 at 7:18 pm

    Gavin M. Roy wrote:
    Perhaps a good use of the http://conference.postgresql.org/ site is to
    serve as a guide to upcoming conferences and a historical reference to
    previous ones.
    Well they are already being written on on the advocacy pages of the wiki...
    On 8/30/07, Joshua D. Drake wrote:
    Robert Bernier wrote:
    Don't forget pgcon (Ottawa) , it's the one venue that many Europeans feel comfortable when coming to North America.
    I didn't forget it, but it is not one that "I" am planning :). Dan has
    already spoken up, I am glad to see it is happening again this year.

    - --

    === The PostgreSQL Company: Command Prompt, Inc. ===
    Sales/Support: +1.503.667.4564 24x7/Emergency: +1.800.492.2240
    PostgreSQL solutions since 1997 http://www.commandprompt.com/
    UNIQUE NOT NULL
    Donate to the PostgreSQL Project: http://www.postgresql.org/about/donate
    PostgreSQL Replication: http://www.commandprompt.com/products/
  • Decibel! at Aug 31, 2007 at 2:49 pm

    On Aug 30, 2007, at 2:21 PM, Joshua D. Drake wrote:
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    Gavin M. Roy wrote:
    Perhaps a good use of the http://conference.postgresql.org/ site
    is to
    serve as a guide to upcoming conferences and a historical
    reference to
    previous ones.
    Well they are already being written on on the advocacy pages of the
    wiki...
    So then let's point conferences.pg.org there.
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    EnterpriseDB http://enterprisedb.com 512.569.9461 (cell)
  • Gavin M. Roy at Aug 31, 2007 at 5:53 pm
    Makes sense to me.
    On 8/31/07, Decibel! wrote:
    On Aug 30, 2007, at 2:21 PM, Joshua D. Drake wrote:
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    Gavin M. Roy wrote:
    Perhaps a good use of the http://conference.postgresql.org/ site
    is to
    serve as a guide to upcoming conferences and a historical
    reference to
    previous ones.
    Well they are already being written on on the advocacy pages of the
    wiki...
    So then let's point conferences.pg.org there.
    --
    Decibel!, aka Jim Nasby decibel@decibel.org
    EnterpriseDB http://enterprisedb.com 512.569.9461 (cell)

  • Josh Berkus at Sep 4, 2007 at 3:48 pm
    All,
    So then let's point conferences.pg.org there.
    WAIT! Before we re-direct conference.postgresql.org, we need somewhere to
    archive the presentations from the PostgreSQL Summit.

    Suggestions?

    --
    Josh Berkus
    PostgreSQL @ Sun
    San Francisco
  • Robert Treat at Sep 4, 2007 at 7:01 pm

    On Tuesday 04 September 2007 11:49, Josh Berkus wrote:
    All,
    So then let's point conferences.pg.org there.
    WAIT! Before we re-direct conference.postgresql.org, we need somewhere to
    archive the presentations from the PostgreSQL Summit.

    Suggestions?
    Techdocs, under the conference presentations section?

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  • Simon Riggs at Sep 4, 2007 at 8:43 am

    On Thu, 2007-08-30 at 08:50 -0700, Joshua D. Drake wrote:

    Some in the community are planning a series of conferences throughout
    the next 12 months.
    What is the purpose of these conferences? Why are there so many?

    Surely if you want to get people together, we'd have just one?

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    2ndQuadrant http://www.2ndQuadrant.com
  • Robert Bernier at Sep 4, 2007 at 10:52 am

    On Tuesday 4 September 2007 04:44, Simon Riggs wrote:
    On Thu, 2007-08-30 at 08:50 -0700, Joshua D. Drake wrote:

    Some in the community are planning a series of conferences throughout
    the next 12 months.
    What is the purpose of these conferences? Why are there so many?
    It looks like there's two interpretations of 'conferences': the first is as a major event that brings people together from all over the place. The second is of a user group nature.
    Surely if you want to get people together, we'd have just one?
    I remember in my home area (Ottawa) back in the late 90's when Linux user group attendence numbered in the hundreds for the monthly meetings, now it's around 80 or so. I think Postgres is in the same situation i.e. it's attracting popular interest from non-traditional segments of the population.

    Robert
  • Hans-Jürgen Schönig at Sep 4, 2007 at 12:03 pm

    Simon Riggs schrieb:
    On Thu, 2007-08-30 at 08:50 -0700, Joshua D. Drake wrote:

    Some in the community are planning a series of conferences throughout
    the next 12 months.
    What is the purpose of these conferences? Why are there so many?

    Surely if you want to get people together, we'd have just one?
    hello simon ...

    we were thinking of repeating the Prato event next year in Vienna
    (Austria). I have already talked to some people in Germany about that
    and it seems that the persons I have talked to like the idea. I
    contacted the city of Vienna today to see if we can get some support
    from those people (they use PostgreSQL so they should be interested).

    this is just an idea up to now but i think it makes sense to do an event
    in Europe once a year or so.

    many thanks,

    hans
  • Chris Mair at Sep 4, 2007 at 12:22 pm

    What is the purpose of these conferences? Why are there so many?

    Surely if you want to get people together, we'd have just one?
    hello simon ...

    we were thinking of repeating the Prato event next year in Vienna
    (Austria). I have already talked to some people in Germany about
    that
    and it seems that the persons I have talked to like the idea. I
    contacted the city of Vienna today to see if we can get some
    support
    from those people (they use PostgreSQL so they should be
    interested).

    this is just an idea up to now but i think it makes sense to do an
    event
    in Europe once a year or so.

    Hi,
    from what I've heared in the newborn eu list and from the prato
    people
    at this moment half of europe wants to do PostgreSQL conferences :-)

    Maybe we should discuss this (again) on the eu list.... so we can be
    sure that just one conference labels itself as "international" and
    we don't drain each others guests from other continents?

    Then again, I'd like Vienna. It would be a reasonably short travel
    for
    me ;)


    Bye,
    Chris.
  • Josh Berkus at Sep 4, 2007 at 3:58 pm
    All,
    What is the purpose of these conferences? Why are there so many?
    It seems to be the way that PostgreSQL events are growing organically. We
    seem to be a very decentralized project. Partly it's also timing; in the
    world of tech conferences, the current trend is for smaller, thriftier,
    regional conferences (e.g. the growth of "LinuxFest [location]" and the
    collapse of LinuxWorld).

    Also, we (the community) don't seem to be yet capable of filling a worldwide
    1000-attendee conference, while having any number of locally sponsored
    conferences between 50 and 200 attendees doesn't seem to be a problem. Maybe
    PGCon will grow to MySQLCon/DebConf size but I expect that's not for a few
    years yet.

    Means a lot of frequent flyer miles for me, though.
    Maybe we should discuss this (again) on the eu list.... so we can be
    sure that just one conference labels itself as "international" and
    we don't drain each others guests from other continents?
    Yeah, this is important. I doubt that I can speak at more than one EU
    PostgreSQL conference, especially since we're also committed to a large
    presence at FOSDEM (or have people forgotten this?).



    --
    Josh Berkus
    PostgreSQL @ Sun
    San Francisco

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