Association PostgreSQL Europe
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The first GA, which happened on January, 22nd, 2013, didn't meet the quorum. These minutes is for the second GA meeting. As such, no quorum is needed. Thus, the meeting is valid.
Magnus Hagander is the president of the GA meeting, Guillaume Lelarge is the secretary.
Meeting starts at 09:04 (2014-01-29), on the IRC network freenode.net, channel #pgeu-ga. Language is english, the report is available in english and french.
The agenda is:
Magnus Hagander gave a brief summarization of the Activities report.
No question asked.
Votes: 19 voted Yes out of 20 present in the channel. The last one didn't vote.
Thus, the activities report is approved.
Guillaume Lelarge gave a brief summarization of the Financial report.
Many questions were asked:
You'll notice both pgconf.eu and pgconf.de made fairly significant profits. Magnus Hagander also explained that this wasn't actually intentional. Our goal at this point is to not loose money on the conference, and to make a small profit on pgconf.eu to cover other events. And this is a requirement for our association - we're a non-profit association after all. We ended up at these numbers because we simply got significantly more sponsors signing up to both conferences than either one had in the budget.
Votes: 21 voted Yes out of 22 present in the channel. The last one didn't vote.
Thus, the financial report is approved.
We already have several events scheduled.
FOSDEM PGday is in 2 days. It is sold out.
Nordicpgday happens in stockholm in march. This is organized the same way as pgconf.de, meaning that it's formally organized by PostgreSQL Europe, but it's run by a separate team (which includes Magnus Hagander and Heikki linnakangas) to help with paperwork etc. The call for papers is open and you should all submit! The aim is 50-100 people. We have already sold over 30 tickets, even though we don't have a schedule yet.
We are already working on PGConf.EU 2014 in that venues are being investigated. As soon as we have paperwork, we will announce the location and the date, but the date will be *approximately* the same time of the year as last year.
We also know of the swiss pgday which is arranged in europe, but not directly by PostgreSQL Europe. But we definitely support their efforts, and will be available to help them out if they should need. It's too early to set a target attendees goal in detail, but we're definitely aiming to get back up to 300.
Votes: 18 voted Yes out of 22 present in the channel. The last two didn't vote.
Meeting ends at 22:08.