PGConf Silicon Valley Keynotes & Community Happy Hour

Terry Erisman Nov 13, 2015

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We are pleased to announce the final agenda of keynote addresses for the first annual PGConf Silicon Valley conference. Keynotes will be delivered by Jay Kreps, CEO of Confluent, Ivan Novick, Greenplum Database Product Manager at Pivotal Software, and Umur Cubukcu, CEO and Co-founder of Citus Data. The conference is next week, November 17-18, 2015, at the South San Francisco Conference Center. Organized by Citus Data in cooperation with the San Francisco PostgreSQL Users Group, PGConf Silicon Valley is a technical conference aimed at the Silicon Valley PostgreSQL community and beyond.

This year’s conference theme is “High Performance & Scalability”. Breakout session tracks include DevOps, New Features, PostGIS, Tales from the Trenches, Hacking Postgres, and Data at Scale.

The Keynotes

On Wednesday, November 18, we will hear three keynote addresses that will launch a full day of breakout sessions:

  • Apache Kafka: A Commit Log for the Datacenter
    Jay Kreps, CEO of Confluent, will discuss what database logs, event data, stream processing and Franz Kafka have to do with each other.
  • PostgreSQL License, Vendor Eco-systems, Cloud Providers, and Future of RDBMS
    Ivan Novick, Greenplum Database Product Manager at Pivotal Software, will explore how the permissive PostgreSQL license has created an ecosystem of vendors providing spin-off products based on the PostgreSQL database. He will cover the evolution of PostgreSQL innovations, ranging from databases for big data analytics to OLTP, as well as running them as shrink-wrapped software or in the cloud. He will also provide a vision for how these initiatives are converging to shape the future of relational databases.
  • Scaling Out PostgreSQL in the Distributed Era
    Umur Cubukcu, CEO and Co-founder of Citus Data.

Community Happy Hour

On Tuesday, November 17, following the day’s tutorial sessions, there will be a no host community happy hour at The Brass Elephant Lounge and Sports Bar. Promoted in conjunction with the San Francisco PostgreSQL Users Group (SFPUG), the lounge is within walking distance of the South San Francisco Conference Center. The happy hour is open to conference attendees and all members of the Silicon Valley Postgres community, whether they are registered for PGConf Silicon Valley or not. The event is the perfect opportunity for those who are not able to attend the conference to connect with other members of the PostgreSQL community. Those planning to attend the event are asked to RSVP for planning purposes.

Conference Registration

Register now to attend the conference. Use discount code "CitusData20” to receive a 20% discount.

I hope to see you next week!

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