PostgresConf US does not tolerate harassment of PostgresConf participants in any form. Harassment includes offensive verbal comments related to gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, religion, displaying sexual images in public spaces, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention. Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately.
Sexual language and imagery are not appropriate for any conference venue, including talks and social events around PostgresConf. Conference participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the conference without a refund at the discretion of the PostgresConf co-chairs.
If a participant engages in behavior violating this code of conduct, the PostgresConf US co-chairs may take any action they deem appropriate, including ejection from the conference with no refund or contacting the authorities.
PostgresConf staff is willing to help participants contact hotel/venue security or the NJPD, provide escorts, or otherwise assist those experiencing harassment to feel safe for the duration of the conference.
Thank you for your help in making PostgresConf US 2018 fun and enjoyable for everyone!
PostgresConf US 2018 is a non-profit, community driven conference delivering the largest education and advocacy platform for Postgres. In an effort to create a productive and profitable environment for our community we must set a bar of expectation for content and we set the bar high.
The community is comprised of users, developers, core-contributors, sponsors, advocates, and external communities. We work hard to create a professional, valuable, and highly educational environment that produces a net result of, “Wow, that conference was very well done. It had great content with knowledgeable professionals, educators and advocates!”
Types of Presentations We Accept
Any presentation that has a tie-in to Postgres will be considered for acceptance into one of our event programs. This includes, but is not limited to, presentations on Open Source Projects, Postgres forks, extensions, new APIs, and languages. As a conference that makes it a goal to incorporate the entire community we also consider business cases, product talks, and service presentations. Presentations that are not related to the success of Postgres will not be considered.
Laptop connections supported
PostgresConf will provide a VGA and HDMI connection. If you do not have a VGA or HDMI port it is the speaker’s responsibility to provide an adapter.
What about X technology?
When considering whether to submit a topic or not, ask yourself, “Is this presentation in some way related to the success of Postgres?” If it is, then it will be considered. This includes limitations of our great database. It also includes forks of Postgres both closed and Open Source. These types projects and products ultimately contribute to the success of Postgres.
How do presentations on forks or closed source versions help the success of Postgres?
Postgres is BSD style licensed. The BSD license is a true freedom license. The only license that maintains a higher level of freedom for Open Source development is the anti-license: Public Domain. That means the community embraces all forms of use for Postgres as long as it abides by the license.
A presentation on RDS Postgres, Google Cloud Postgres or Greenplum increases overall success via visibility, lowers the barrier of entry for new Postgres users, and supports our commercial community with hard earned efforts to create Postgres products.
Shouldn’t the community be promoting Open Source solutions over proprietary closed source solutions?
Yes, the end goal is that the deployed Postgres is the Open Source Postgres and preference will always be given to Open Source Postgres presentations. However, we offer presentation opportunities to our sponsors that may or may not advocate Open Source Postgres. Sponsors are welcome to present on any topic as long as it follows the guideline of: Does it promote the success of Postgres?
Types of Presentations
PostgresConf offers several presentation opportunities:
Presentation: 20 minutes
Breakout Sessions: 50 minutes
Keynotes: 20 and 50 minutes
Half Day, Full Day and Two day trainings (NOTE: These must be purchased separately from the general conference admission)
Why are Trainings and Tutorials not included with general admission?
At PostgresConf we bring the highest quality content to our community. For trainings that means enlisting the help of professional trainers/consultants. These professionals are compensated for their valuable time by the extra training financial contribution.
If you must cancel for any reason you must notify us in writing by April 2, 2018 to receive a refund minus the $25 cancellation fee. Please contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Cancellations within 14 days of the event are non-refundable. You may transfer your registration to another person through the conference website. Confirmed and paid attendees who do not attend or who cancel after the deadline are liable for the entire fee. In the unlikely event of cancellation of the conference, the liability of PostgresConf is limited to the return of paid registration fees.
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