2016 General Assembly - Activities report

What has been done


See the Financial report, section "Activities".


2015 saw an increase in events which were either organized by, or with the support from, PostgreSQL Europe. In total, we had 781 registered attendees at this year's events which we are very happy about.


The third annual one-track PGDay just before FOSDEM again became a successful event with 91 attendees. During FOSDEM, we had lots of interest at our booth and all talks in our devroom ended up completely full with far from everyone who wanted to attend being able to get in.

Nordic PGDay

The second iteration of Nordic PGDay followed the same concept as the first year, a single-day single-track conference. This year, it was held in Copenhagen, Denmark, with 95 attendees and 7 talks with speakers from 6 countries.

pgDay Paris

The Paris usergroup organizers decided to run a PGDay in Paris supported by PostgreSQL Europe. The conference followed the well proven one-day one-track model and attracted 84 attendees.


For the second year in a row, PGConf.EU broke its attendance record, this year with a wide margin. The conference, which was held in Vienna, Austria, had 401 attendees. The event was a success with overwhelmingly positive feedback. Merchandise sales during the conference also beat previous years records cementing this as an important avenue of PostgreSQL advocacy.


After a year of absence, PGConf.DE reappeared in Hamburg with a full day of training followed by a single-day three-track conference with 38 talks. The conference had 110 attendees and got very positive feedback.

PGDay Belfort

PostgreSQL Europe supported the local organizers of this new regional event in Belfort, France, which unfortunately was canceled due to a lack of registered attendees.

Upcoming events

FOSDEM/PGDay will as last year be held in Brussels at the end of January. Registration is open and the schedule for both our devroom and PGDay has been published.

Nordic PGDay continues to visit the major cities in the Nordic region and will this year be held in Helsinki, Finland, on March 17. Registration is currently open, and the schedule will be published shortly.

PGConf.EU will of course come back again. So far, the location hasn't been disclosed but will be announced soon.

As always, we invite our members who are interested in working on a regional PGDay to contact us if we can be of any assistance at all, whether just in answering questions, or through organisational or financial aid. More information can be found at https://www.postgresql.eu/events/.