PGCon 2018 is on at Ottawa University, and it's sure to be a real energiser for community members and users from around the world.

PGCon 2018 in Ottawa

PGCon is an annual conference for users and developers of PostgreSQL, a leading relational database, which just happens to be open source. 

PGCon 2018 will be four days of:

  • tutorials
  • unconferences
  • talks and
  • social events

It's a great place to discover why so many organisations are moving to PostgreSQL. So whether you are a casual user or you've been working with PostgreSQL for years, PGCon 2018 will have something for you.

The Event

PGCon 2018 runs from 29 May to 1 June. You'll:

  • meet other peers and build relationships
  • learn new insights into PostgreSQL 
  • discuss the work that's on globally with this amazing open source community and database
  • equip yourself with more tools and connections to help when you get back to the office.


Fujitsu is the Platinum sponsor

Fujitsu has again committed to the event as the Platinum sponsor. We have been committed to PostgreSQL for many years and firmly believe these events help us all better understand how we can work with and assist the community.

As part of this effort, I'll be following up the conference with a trip report and a series of blogs comprising my insight into the event as a whole and the new and interesting advances that are discussed.


  • Tutorials: 29-30 May 2018 (Tue & Wed)
  • Unconference: 30 May 2018 (Wed)
  • Talks: 31 May - 1 June 2018 (Thu-Fri)

The One Day Unconference

In its fifth year, the Unconference is now one day and mostly covers hacking topics. In the collaborative spirit of the event, the content of the Unconference will be determined on the day, by the attendees. In past years, we saw excellent attendance by both developers and users of PostgreSQL. So book this in now if you have not already. 

Personally, I'm really excited to be attending.  I have registered for some of the tutorials and look forward to hearing some interesting and relevant talks. There are three channels, so picking which to attend is challenging. They range from deep dives into the internals of PostgreSQL to more general topics such as the different ways you can contribute to the overall PostgreSQL project. 

A full schedule of tutorials and talks can be found at

If you have an interest in databases, check out the conference information page  at

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