Conference Schedule - PGConf.EU 2013

Keynote: Handling the Spotlight: How PostgreSQL can become the database of choice

Date: 2013-10-30
Time: 09:45 - 10:45
Room: Earlsfort
Level: Beginner

Once reviled by the great powers of the proprietary technology world, Open Source has gone from 'geeky cult' to near World Domination, and is now rapidly conquering Government IT.

And why shouldn't it? Open Source Advocates have long held out the prospect of benefiting society as a whole, and of effecting positive change in Education, Government and even Liberal Democracy itself through the power of the Open Source vision.

But how do we realise this change? How do we talk with influencers and decision-makers in such a way that they understand and promote the software we love?

Is promoting a project like PostgreSQL different to, say, Firefox or LibreOffice in fundamental ways that we need to recognise?

In his talk, Mark will use the real story of the remarkable conversion of the UK Government to promoter of Open Source, Open Standards and Open Data to illustrate these points and more. And with your help to create a new conversation for change in bringing PostgreSQL to the fore with Governments across Europe and the World.

Speaker

Mark Taylor

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