The Swiss conference on PostgreSQL

Swiss PGDay 2020

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.

To celebrate the fifth anniversary of the Swiss PostgreSQL Users Group (SwissPUG) and to address a popular demand we extend the conference by half a day and will invite all participants to join a Social Event on Thursday evening to support networking and personal exchange. The conference itself starts on Thursday afternoon featuring 1.5 days with two tracks of presentations, one in English and one in German language. Further, we will offer a poster session where participants can present their projects, ideas and use cases to each other. The event is suitable for everybody, from first-time users to experts and from clerks to decision-makers.

To participate in the Call for Speakers and Posters, please have a look to the CfS tab.

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, please read the conditions and procedure in the Sponsors' tab.

Do you have questions or suggestions? Please let us know by e-mail: info@pgday.ch.

We are looking forward to this event!
The organization committee

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

"PGDay" is a registered trademark of PostgreSQL Europe.


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

  • A session lasts 50 minutes including questions.
  • Tell us about your proposal.
    1. A title and an abstract of about 1500 characters.
    2. A short text about you and your relation to PostgreSQL.
    3. A picture of yourself.
    4. Please indicate the language of your talk (English or German). You may submit the same talk in both languages if you wish.
    5. Target audience / category of your talk: General, DBA, Developers, Hackers
  • Fill in the form on the right side and submit your proposals before April 17, 2020, 23:59CEST. We will inform all submitters by April 27, 2020, on the outcome of the selection process.
  • Please note that proposals of speakers belonging to companies that sponsor the event are not privileged and are treated equally. For the selection committee see tab 'About'.
  • Confirmed speakers will get free access to the conference and their expenses at the social event covered.

Possible topics include but are not limited to

  • News features in upcoming, current or recent versions of PostgreSQL
  • Application development and frameworks for PostgreSQL
  • Modern SQL features
  • Database Security
  • Foreign Data Wrappers
  • Extensions
  • Full text and fuzzy searching
  • PostGIS and Geospatial use cases
  • PostgreSQL for NoSQL use cases (JSON, HSTORE, XML)
  • PostgreSQL administration
  • Virtualized, Containerized and Cloud deployments
  • Monitoring, Tuning, Benchmarking and Hardware
  • Scaling and replication
  • Tips and Tricks (OS optimization, queries, strategies)
  • 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)

Poster Exhibition

If you don't want to give a talk or have a topic that is of a smaller scope we offer another platform for presentations: You can compile a poster that will be shown in the exhibition room and you have the chance to explain your work in the joint poster session. Topics for posters can be similar to the list above or contain scientific work related to databases, present your favourite software projects, tools, blog posts or your own success stories and use case experiences. Please note that commercial advertisements, company or product presentations are not allowed on the posters. You are free to sponsor the event or make use of the jobs board.

To participate in the Poster Exhibition, please send the topic of your poster with a brief abstract by email to info@pgday.ch at latest May 15, 2020. If accepted, please provide your poster in high-res PDF format till May 31, 2020, and indicate if you are able to bring it in physical form with you. If you need assistance in printing we can offer a limited service. All displayed posters will be listed on the homepage and their authors are asked to present their work in the poster session on Thursday.

Registration will open on the 2020-03-05 and last until 2020-06-17.

Thursday, 18.06.2020
Time German Track - Room 5.001 English Track - Room 5.002
13:00 - 13:40 Registration - Building 1
13:40 - 13:55 Welcome: Stefan Keller (HSR) - Room 5.002

Stefan Keller

Professor for information systems, founder and head of Geometa Labs. Keller is a member of the Swiss PGDay board and involved in various open source projects such as PostGIS and QGIS and open data initiatives, e.g. OpenStreetMap. Besides, he is generally interested in geographic data and their visualization as well as in the the integration of open source and proprietary solutions (e.g. QGIS and ArcGIS).

Professor für Informationssysteme sowie Leiter und Gründer des Geometa Labs. Ist u.a. Mitglied des Swiss PGDay OK und engagiert in verschiedenen Open Source Projekten (z.B. PostGIS und QGIS) und Open Data (v.a. OpenStreetMap). Zudem interessieren ihn allgemein Geodaten und Geovisualisierung sowie die Integration von Open Source und proprietärer Software (z.B. QGIS und ArcGIS).

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18:45 - Social event
Friday, 19.06.2020
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09:40 - 10:10 Coffee break
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12:00 - 13:30 Lunch - Location Mensa building 4
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15:30 - 16:20 Keynote: Speaker, Title - Room 5.002

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16:20 - 16:40 Closing: Stefan Keller (HSR) - Room 5.002

Stefan Keller

Professor for information systems, founder and head of Geometa Labs. Keller is a member of the Swiss PGDay board and involved in various open source projects such as PostGIS and QGIS and open data initiatives, e.g. OpenStreetMap. Besides, he is generally interested in geographic data and their visualization as well as in the the integration of open source and proprietary solutions (e.g. QGIS and ArcGIS).

Professor für Informationssysteme sowie Leiter und Gründer des Geometa Labs. Ist u.a. Mitglied des Swiss PGDay OK und engagiert in verschiedenen Open Source Projekten (z.B. PostGIS und QGIS) und Open Data (v.a. OpenStreetMap). Zudem interessieren ihn allgemein Geodaten und Geovisualisierung sowie die Integration von Open Source und proprietärer Software (z.B. QGIS und ArcGIS).

16:45 - Apéro - Cafeteria in building 1

Sponsors

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 750.00 and are mentioned with their company logos (linking to the company website) on the entry page of the event and on the schedule posters / handouts. Sponsors may be present at the event with PR material on the sponsor's table and a limited amount of banners, if they wish. One representative of the company is granted a free ticket incl. coverage of expenses at the social event. Sponsoring the event does not guarantee acceptance of talk proposals.

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 10 sponsors. If you are interested in sponsoring the conference, please send an email to info@pgday.ch

Location

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

How to get there

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

Registration

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.

Code of Conduct

Please review our Code of Conduct (on SwissPUG website)

Social Event

On the evening of the first conference day (Thursday) we will host a social event for all participants of the Swiss PGDay. The event will take place in a nice location within walking distance of the HSR. So, make sure to stick around after the end of the talks for a great opportunity to network and mingle with the PostgreSQL community. The flying dinner and water will be provided by Swiss PGDay, but you are expected to pay your own drinks. To ease logistics, please wear your badges. We will post more details later on.

Job board

Looking for people or a new job? Near the registration desk, you'll find a whiteboard open to sponsors, companies and conference attendees to post potential job offers, resumes, company profiles and the like. If you float around this during the breaks you can likely get in contact with each other. We ask our sponsors to show some presence there.

Financial disclosure

Expenses of the Swiss PGDay are covered with the income from our sponsors and the registration fees. We aim at keeping costs for both parties as low as possible and include special rates for students to enable as many interested people as possible to attend. Our budget is calculated targeting a zero result. Operational losses and profits that result from differences from the budget are managed by the Swiss PostgreSQL Users Group. Profits are reinvested in the next year's edition of the Swiss PGDay.

Community Event

Responsible for the Swiss PGDay is the Swiss PostgreSQL Users Group (SwissPUG). The event does comply with the PostgreSQL Community Conference Recognition guidelines and the use of the trademark "PGDay" is granted by PostgreSQL Europe.

Organization and program committee (alphabetic order)

General contact: info@pgday.ch See what we did in 2019
See what we did in 2018
See what we did in 2017 (German)
See what we did in 2016 (German)

Background picture CC BY-SA 3.0 Roland zh (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Roland_zh). Thank you!


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