PGCon

Tips for running an online conference

NOTE: This post was composed in June 2020. I think I got started running conferences in 2002 when I helped with Open Source Weekend 2003. The next year, I started BSDCan. Three years later, PGCon start. All up, I think I’ve run at least 32 conferences, two of which have been online: BSDCan 2020 and …

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Have you never been to PGCon?

I remember a time when I’d never been to a conference related to my passions. Once I went, things changed. I realized that making strong working relationships with others who share my passion is important. Not only does this solidify the community of which you are a member, it also helps you personally. Every conference …

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PGCon 2013 registration is now open

PGCon 2013 is coming up soon. We’ve had confirmation from EnterpriseDB that they be hosting a social event on the Thursday night. You’ll have heard about this party from 2012, seen the pictures, and wish you’d been there. This year, they are going back to the same venue again this year. Of course, in addition …

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PGCon 2011 begins

PGCon 2011 has started. The formal schedule says Tuesday, but people have already started to arrive in Ottawa and many more start their journeys today. Late last week, there was another flurry of registrations coming in. I saw some today. I expect another peak on Monday as last minute decisions are made. There have been …

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PGCon – we’re ready. Are you?

I’ve been in Ottawa for a week now, preparing for both BSDCan 2011 and for PGCon 2011. Pretty much everything is done. The t-shirts are ordered. The lanyards, tote bags, and Google goodies are ready to go. The hard stuff is done. What’s left is mostly logistics, coordination, timing, and organization. And for you to …

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PGCon 2011 update

PGCon is an annual conference for users and developers of PostgreSQL, a leading relational database, which just happens to be open source. PGCon is the place to meet, discuss, build relationships, learn valuable insights, and generally chat about the work you are doing with PostgreSQL. If you want to learn why so many people are …

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