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PGCon 2015 will be held 18-19 June 2015, in Ottawa. We are now requesting proposals for presentations. We do not require academic or formal papers. If you wish to submit a formal paper, you are welcome to, but it is not required.

Please follow the instructions for submitting a proposal to PGCon 2015.

If you are doing something interesting with PostgreSQL, please submit a proposal. You might be one of the backend hackers or work on a PostgreSQL related project and want to share your know-how with others. You might be developing an interesting system using PostgreSQL as the foundation. Perhaps you migrated from another database to PostgreSQL and would like to share details. These, and other stories are welcome. Both users and developers are encouraged to share their experiences.

Here are a few ideas to jump start your proposal process:

  • novel ways in which PostgreSQL is used
  • migration of production systems from another database
  • data warehousing
  • tuning PostgreSQL for different work loads
  • replication and clustering
  • hacking the PostgreSQL code
  • PostgreSQL derivatives and forks
  • applications built around PostgreSQL
  • benchmarking and performance engineering
  • case studies
  • location-aware and mapping software with PostGIS
  • PostgreSQL features in development
  • research and teaching with PostgreSQL
  • things the PostgreSQL project could do better
  • integrating PostgreSQL with 3rd-party software

Both users and developers are encouraged to share their experiences.

Schedule

The schedule is:

1 Dec 2014Proposals acceptance begins
19 Jan 2015Proposals acceptance ends
19 Feb 2015Authors of accepted proposals contacted

NOTE: the call for lightning talks will go out very close to the conference. Do not submit lightning talks proposals until then.

Recording of the talks

We have taken video of talks in the past and plan to do so in the future. They are made freely available at no charge. Here is the 2015 release form which will be presented to you before your talk starts. You need not bring this form with you.

NOTE: In order for recording to occur, you must not use the computer located within the podium. i.e. use your own laptop, not the venue-supplied computer.

If you elect to not sign the form before your talk, no recording will occur.

FAQ

We hope the following answers a few frequently asked questions.

  • If your paper is accepted, you are expected to present your paper in person.
  • There will be a digital projector available in each lecture room.
  • There will be a wireless LAN available at the conference.
  • What constitutes a proposal? Here are the proposals from our last conference. We will also require a short biography.
  • When you make an update at http://papers.pgcon.org/, those changes are not automatically pushed to the website. That is done manually by the organizors. If you have updates to be pushed from papers to www, please email info@pgcon.org.
  • If you wish to email your tutorial attendees, please send the email to info@pgcon.org, and we will forward it to the attendees.
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