Melanie Plageman

Melanie Plageman


PostgreSQL hacker working at Microsoft. Repeat Postgres conference speaker. Passionate about writing maintainable code. Intrepid traveler. Avid runner. Haunted house fan.

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You should submit a Postgres talk to the CFP for

Written by By Melanie Plageman | January 11, 2024 Jan 11, 2024

The CFP closes on Monday, January 15 at 11:59pm PST, so if you want to speak at the inaugural, submit a proposal! is the new PostgreSQL Development Conference, the successor to PGCon, a Postgres contribution-focused conference that took place every year in Ottawa. Pronounced "Pee-gee-conf-dot-dev", the inaugural year of will take place in beautiful Vancouver, Canada, on May 28-31, 2024—with many of the same conference features that made PGCon so great:

  • sessions covering Postgres hacking and contribution
  • full-day Unconference geared toward collaboration and impromptu creativity
  • opportunities to brainstorm with others interested in Postgres development in the “hallway track”

What type of talks is looking for? The CFP page for has more details, but, in short: session proposals on all topics related to contributing to Postgres and how to ensure Postgres continues to be the best open source relational database on the planet.

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