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PostgresConf South Africa 2018

The second South African PostgresConf takes place in Johannesburg on 9 October 2018, with attendees representing a diverse class of professionals and companies from around the country and across the continent. This is an excellent opportunity for the database administration and developer community who use PostgreSQL to get to know each other, exchange ideas and learn about the current features and upcoming trends within PostgreSQL.

Open Source Week

Open Source Week is a first for South Africa with PostgresConf South Africa 2018 taking place the day after LinuxConf [ZA] 2018 and before PyConZA, the Python programming conference, with all three conferences hosted at the same venue.

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Normal tickets sold out

We have sold out of the normal tickets, but have managed to speak to the venue and sponsors to add a few more last-minute tickets. These last-minute tickets are very limited, so book soon to avoid missing out.

The ZFS workshop only has 4 tickets left, whereas the performance tuning workshop still has over 100 tickets available.

If you have any questions about the conference, please send us an email to organisers@postgresconf.co.za.

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Program

SouthAfrica2018 has the most awesome program ever!
See rock-star speakers cover the topics of

Operations and Administration

Enhance the psql client experience by Nico Schlebusch

PostgreSQL Resources for New Team Members by Johan Zietsman

ZFS in practice for SysAdmin & DBA by Hendrik Visage

Performance tuning PostgreSQL by Malcolm McLean

Row Level Security by Bennie Swart

A Deep Dive Inside Vacuum by David Wein

Wait Events in PostgreSQL by David Wein

Postgres Administration with Ansible by Johan Zietsman

Postgres Replication by example by Kobus Wolvaardt

Migrating away from Oracle to PostgreSQL by Abhinav Singh

A talk about indexes by Malcolm McLean

Using ZFS (on Linux) with PostgreSQL by Hendrik Visage

Development

Big Data Machine Learning in SQL for Developers by Helge Reikeras

JSONB functions, operators and use cases by Jacques Combrink

Asynchronous code with postgres by Christo Goosen

Introduction to PostGIS by Mureithi Runji

Constraints in Postgres by George Nel

Window Functions by Willem Booysen

Introduction to CTEs by Terence Zekveld

Use Cases

Face recognition and postgres by Kobus Wolvaardt

Birchwood Hotel and Conference Centre

Located within minutes of OR Tambo airport and with easy access to major highways, the Birchwood Hotel offers over 600 rooms, 3 restaurants and the Mangwanani Spa, making it the perfect place to stay while attending the conference. A free shuttle service between the hotel and airport is offered to all guests flying in, irrespective of whether you are staying at the hotel or not.

The Birchwood Hotel has us discounted rate for a limited number of rooms valid until end July 2018, where after the standard rates will apply.

Rooms may be booked via the Birchwood booking site, and remember to use the code POSTGRES to get the discounted rates.

Johannesburg / South Africa

14 View Point Rd, Boksburg
Johannesburg, Gauteng
South Africa
https://www.birchwoodhotel.co.za/

Where to stay in Johannesburg

We recommend these affordable lodging accommodations for your visit.

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The Birchwood Hotel

The Birchwood Hotel has us discounted rate for a limited number of rooms valid until end July 2018, where after the standard rates will apply.

Rooms may be booked via the Birchwood booking site, and remember to use the code POSTGRES to get the discounted rates.

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Afrique Boutique Hotel

A boutique hotel just a few blocks from the conference.

Rooms may be booked via their website.

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Holiday Inn Johannesburg Airport

A hotel around the corner from the conference.

Rooms may be booked via the IHG website.