Swiss PGDay 2023
Thursday, June 29 and Friday, June 30, 2023
OST Eastern Switzerland University of Applied Sciences, Campus Rapperswil (Switzerland)
This conference is all about PostgreSQL - the world's most advanced open source database.
Take the opportunity to meet other people with an interest in PostgreSQL in the Swiss community.
For the first time, this year's SwissPGDay will last one and a half days. This allows us to invite
all participants to a community party at the end of the first day (Thursday) to support networking and
personal exchange. The conference will start on Thursday and will run for 1.5 days with two tracks of
presentations, one in English and one in German. To give people more time to travel home on Friday,
we'll finish around noon.
We will also have a poster session where attendees can present their projects, ideas and use cases
to each other without having to prepare a full talk.
The event is suitable for everyone, from novices to experts and from back office staff to decision
To participate in the Call for Speakers and Posters, please visit to the
Call for Speakers' tab.
If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, please read the conditions and procedure in the
Do you have questions or suggestions? Please let us know by e-mail:
We are looking forward to welcome you!
The organizing committee
The Swiss PGDay is organized by the
Swiss PostgreSQL Users Group (SwissPUG)
The OST (Eastern Switzerland University of Applied Sciences,
Campus Rapperswil) is located directly at
the upper Zurich lakeshore with a view on the alpine foothills
Map). A map of the campus with buildings and rooms can be found
here. The registration is in the cafeteria in
building Nr. 8. This is also the place where you can meet
and get coffee during the day.
How to get there
The premises of the OST 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 train:
The ride from Zurich Main Station to Rapperswil takes about 30 minutes by train (S5/S7/S15).
- By car:
The nearest public parking place is about 10 minutes walking from the OST - see also
the local parking directing system. The best parking possibility is at the Children Zoo
in Rapperswil, see
PDF ("Südquartier, Lido": number 7 on the map).
On the campus, there are only very few parking places for a maximum of 2 hours.
Where to stay
If you are staying overnight and are looking for a hotel, there are several nearby accommodations in a variety of price ranges.
Here are some suggestions:
On the evening of the first conference day (Thursday), we will host a community party for all
Swiss PGDay participants. The event will take place at a nice location within walking distance
of the OST. Join us after the talks for a great opportunity to network and mingle with the
PostgreSQL community. The dinner buffet and first drinks will be provided by Swiss PGDay.
To simplify logistics, please wear your badge. More details will be announced at a later date.
Looking for people or a new job? There's a whiteboard near the registration desk where sponsors,
companies and conference attendees can post potential job openings, resumes, company profiles and more.
If you hang around during the breaks, you may be able to connect with each other.
We ask our sponsors to have a presence there.
Ease of access
The campus is accessible for wheelchairs.
Code of conduct
During our event the PostgreSQL Project's
Code of Conduct applies. Thank you for your help in making the Swiss PGDay 2023 fun and enjoyable for everyone!
Local points of contact: organizing committee email@example.com,
venue contact number: +41 58 257 47 46,
Emergency services: 112.
The costs of Swiss PGDay are covered by the income from our sponsors and the registration fees.
We try to keep the costs as low as possible for both parties and offer special rates for students
to allow as many people as possible to attend. Our budget is calculated to break even.
Operating losses and profits resulting from deviations from the budget will be managed by the
Swiss PostgreSQL Users Group. Profits will be
reinvested in the next year's Swiss PGDay.
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
Talk selection process
All submissions are looked at and considered by the program committee by reading abstracts, titles
and submission notes. The program committee members each vote on every submission with a score of
1 through 9. We abstain from voting (i.e. vote NULL, not 0) on submissions by ourself or coworkers.
We try hard not to have repeated speakers and to promote diversity.
Organization and program committee (alphabetic order)
Interested in helping with organization or as a member of the program committee for 2024? We
aim to diversify our group. Please get in touch with us.
To contact the committee: firstname.lastname@example.org
Swiss PGDay 2022
Swiss PGDay 2020
Swiss PGDay 2019
Swiss PGDay 2018
Swiss PGDay 2017
Swiss PGDay 2016
Background picture CC BY-SA 3.0 Roland zh (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Roland_zh). Thank you!