The Swiss conference on PostgreSQL

This day is all about PostgreSQL - the world's most advanced open source database.

Take the opportunity to meet with other people interested in PostgreSQL in Switzerland. Beside the talks we offer the chance to network during the day and are pleased to invite you for a round of drinks after the meeting. The event is suitable for everybody, from first-time users to experts and from clerks to decision-makers.

We stick to the proven one-day, two track conference concept but aim to offer this year a complete track in English language beside the one in German to open the event to a broader audience. Speakers are requested to indicate the language of their talk and may even apply for both tracks.

Do you have questions or suggestions? Please let us know by e-mail:

We are looking forward to this event!
The organization committee

The Swiss PGDay is organized by the Swiss PostgreSQL Users Group (SwissPUG)

Code of Conduct (on SwissPUG website)

See what we did in 2017 (German)
See what we did in 2016 (German)

Our sponsors and partners (in alphabetical order)

Are you a PostgreSQL user or developer or does your company use PostgreSQL? We are happy to hear about your project, your experiences (good and bad), your preferred extensions or any topic of interest around PostgreSQL that grabbed your attention.

It is easy to participate

  • Session last 50 minutes including questions.
  • Tell us about your proposal.
    1. A title and an abstract of about 1500 charachters.
    2. A short text about you and your relation to PostgreSQL.
    3. A picture of yourself.
  • Fill in the form on the right side and submit your proposals before Friday, 20th of April 2018. We will inform all submitters by the 20th of April 2018 on the outcome of the selection process.
  • Confirmed speakers will get free access to the conference (including lunch).

Possible topics include but are not limited to

  • Overview of the current new version 10.x
  • PostgreSQL administration
  • Application development and frameworks for PostgreSQL
  • Database security
  • Foreign Data Wrappers
  • PostGIS
  • Extensions
  • PostgreSQL and NoSQL, JSON, HSTORE
  • Scaling and replication
  • Monitoring, Tuning, Benchmarking and Hardware
  • Tips and Tricks (OS optimization, queries, strategies)
  • Full text and fuzzy searching
  • Tools
  • Non-Tec.: Community News
  • Non-Tec.: Case Studies and Success Stories (including the usage of PostgreSQL in a teaching environment)
  • Non-Tec.: Database migration PostgreSQL
  • Non-Tec.: PostgreSQL as (Cloud) Service
  • Non-Tec.: PostgreSQL support (software procurement)

The schedule has not been published yet.


The Swiss PGDay offers a great chance to reach PostgreSQL professionals and community members in Switzerland and Central Europe.

Sponsors support the event with a payment of CHF 500.00 and are mentioned with their company logos (linking to the company website) ordered alphabetically by company name from left to right on the entry page of the event. Additionally sponsors may be present at the event day with PR material and a representative of the company, if they wish. The selection of sponsors is based on a first-come, first-served policy. In order to keep the non-profit character of the event, we only can allow for a maximum of 4 sponsors.

If you want to become a sponsor of the Swiss PGDay, please contact the organizing committee on


The HSR (University of applied sciences for technology Rapperswil) is located directly at the upper Zurich lake shore with a view on the Alpine foothills (Map).

How to get there

The premises of the HSR are right besides the train station of Rapperswil (southern exit, look for the signs). We recommend you therefore to use the public transportation. It is possible, however, to reach the University by car.


The registration is in the cafeteria in building Nr. 1. There is also the place where we will spend the breaks.

Ease of access

The campus is accessible for wheelchairs.

Organization and program commitee (alphabetic order)

Background picture CC BY-SA 3.0 Roland zh ( Thank you!