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POSETTE: An Event for Postgres 2024

Call for Proposals (CFP) is open!

Every great event starts with great speakers. Whether you’re new to public speaking or as experienced as it gets, we’d love to hear your stories about Postgres and its extensions & tools too—like Citus, Patroni, PgBouncer & more.

If you are a first-time speaker and aren’t sure whether to submit, we encourage you to do so! And feel free to reach out for advice/guidance on the #posetteconf channel in the Microsoft Open Source Discord.

POSETTE: An Event for Postgres (formerly called Citus Con) is a free, virtual, and global developer event. No travel is involved. And yes, there is a code of conduct. To make things easy for you, the POSETTE organizers at Microsoft will take care of the pre-recording and video production of your talk. Talks are 25 minutes long and in English. Learn more in the Speaker FAQs.

Some important dates & deadlines

  • Jan 19, 2024 – Call for proposals (CFP) opens
  • Apr 07, 2024 – CFP closes @ 11:59 pm PDT
  • Apr 17, 2024 – Speakers notified
  • May 01, 2024 – Schedule & sessions announced
  • May 02, 2024 – Virtual Speaker Meet & Greet
  • May 13-17 & 20-24, 2024 – Pre-record all talks
  • Jun 11-13, 2024 – POSETTE happens! Join the livestream virtually to chat with attendees and other speakers.

Topics we’d like to see in this CFP

Here are some of the topics we would like to see at POSETTE: An Event for Postgres (formerly Citus Con). This list is not exhaustive, other Postgres topics are welcome too!

  • How you run your app on Postgres on Azure
  • Open source user stories for Citus, PostGIS, & other extensions
  • New capabilities in PostgreSQL 16
  • Tips for building your application on Azure Database for PostgreSQL - Flexible Server
  • Postgres community
  • Generally interesting Postgres knowledge & tips
  • Data modeling and SQL best practices
  • How you use Postgres extensions
  • High availability techniques (including Patroni)
  • Distributing Postgres with Azure Cosmos DB for PostgreSQL
  • Benchmarking & performance tuning
  • Migrating to Postgres on Azure
  • Monitoring tools for Postgres
  • Optimizing for data-intensive analytics and time series workloads
  • Azure ecosystem integrations with Postgres
  • Running SaaS apps built with Ruby, Python, Node.js, Java, or .NET—and running on Postgres
  • Using Postgres with Python and Django applications
  • Supporting AI-based workloads with Postgres

How to submit talk proposals for POSETTE

We’d love to hear your story and we thank you for considering our CFP! For our call for speakers, you can submit a proposal on Sessionize. The submission will ask for things like:

  • Session title & description
  • Bio details, including high-res bio pic (at least 1000x1000 pixels)
  • Permission to share your bio info & video of your talk online
  • Your timezone in May and June, including UTC offset for scheduling purposes
  • Bit of background on you, your qualifications, your speaking experience, links to other talks/videos, if they exist

Do you still have questions? You’ll find lots more info on the FAQ for POSETTE or you can reach out for advice on the #posetteconf channel in the Microsoft Open Source Discord. Be sure to check out the Code of Conduct for the event.

And if you want to spread the word about the CFP with your Postgres friends, you can tag us on X @PosetteConf; on Mastodon @posetteconf@mastodon.social; and on Threads @posetteconf. The event hashtag is #PosetteConf.

April will be here before we know it. As a reminder, the CFP will close on Sunday Apr 7, 2024 at 11:59pm PDT (UTC-7).

Speaker resources

There are lots of resources out there to help you get your talk proposed accepted, create an interesting talk, and deliver a presentation in a way that delights your audience. Here are some of our favorites.

Talk selection team

Many thanks to our talk selection team members who will be reviewing your talk proposals for POSETTE. Each of Alicja, Claire, Daniel, and Melanie bring different types of experience and expertise to the table, derived from their Postgres work in the open source & cloud database ecosystems—and in their community building work, too. What they have in common: they all love Postgres.

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Alicja Kucharczyk
Technical Product Manager for Azure Database for PostgreSQL. Experienced PostgreSQL administrator & dev.
Poland

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Claire Giordano
Head of Postgres & Citus Open Source Community initiatives at Microsoft. Chair of POSETTE Talk Selection Team.
United States

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Daniel Gustafsson
PostgreSQL contributor and commiter working at Microsoft. Frequent PostgreSQL conference organizer.
Sweden

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Melanie Plageman
Postgres Hacker & software engineer working at Microsoft. Focusing on IO, statistics, & vacuum subsystems.
United States

The Postgres team at Microsoft is proud to be the organizer of POSETTE: An Event for Postgres (formerly Citus Con).