Schedule - PGConf.EU 2023
So you want a PGDay in your city
Big events, like PGConf EU, allow participants to interact with a large group of top professionals from all over the world and choose from a variety of presentations. However, not everybody can afford long-distance travel and several days off work. Enter PGDays—local one-day conferences where Postgres users, developers and enthusiasts can gather close to home. PGDays are vital for PostgreSQL community development and growth as they provide smaller, more intimate opportunities for people to network and to learn from each other.
What if your city does not run a PGDay, but you really want one? What does it take to start a new PGDay? Are you the right person to start it? Can you do so alone? What’s in it for you? How can you help if you don’t want to drive the whole thing? Are there less time-consuming ways to help?
What if your city does not run a PGDay, but you really want one? How can you encourage a new PGDay? Are you the right person to lead one? How can you build a great team? How can you help without assuming a leading role? What’s in it for you?
In this session, we will share our experiences as part of the operations teams that organized the first PGDay Chicago and the first PgDay San Francisco, including successes you can copy, and hurdles to watch out for.