Welcome to PostgreSQL Europe, the "umbrella group" for PostgreSQL User Groups in Europe and for users in regions that don't have a local user group. Our goal is to promote the use of PostgreSQL in Europe. We do this primarily by assisting local user groups to promote the product locally through conferences and other advocacy, as well as running European-wide conferences and other activities.
PostgreSQL Europe stores and processes data, and therefore we had to revisit the processes as the European General Data Protection Regulation came live in May 2018.
Two areas, or services, had to be revisited, in order to be sure that we comply with the regulation.
First we store membership data for every member of PostgreSQL Europe. After carefully looking at the data, we determined that we only store the data which is required to provide this service to our members, and keep them informed - as example about renewing their membership or send information about the General Assembly.
The second, and ...
As part of our ongoing efforts to ensure the quality and reputation of the conferences organised by PostgreSQL Europe and the various other groups we work with, we have registered a number of trademarks:
Use of these trademarks is free of charge to anyone organising a PostgreSQL event provided they uphold the community ideals of openness and fairness. The policy for use of the trademarks can be viewed here.
We hope that PostgreSQL enthusiasts will be able to recognise these marks as a sign of an event that they will want to attend.
In order to dispel some of the mystery concerning our work, the PostgreSQL Europe board has decided to publish details of some of the less visible current initiatives to improve our ability to run conferences and to promote and educate people on PostgreSQL.
Over the past 10 years, PostgreSQL Europe has run a large number of conferences. This includes PGConf.EU, Nordic PGDay, FOSDEM PGDay, pgDay.Paris, and pgconf.de. During this time we’ve uncovered a number of issues that make it more difficult to fulfill our mission.
Because our yearly turnover exceeds a government set limit ...