Join the growing PostgreSQL Community!

March 28th - 31st, 2017 at the Westin Jersey City

PGConf US is a non-profit conference hosted run by the United States PostgreSQL Association. This conference is part of the effort to grow the PostgreSQL community by increasing awareness and providing the appropriate training and resources to further PostgreSQL adoption.

PgConf US is thankful for support from our sponsors

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Program

2017 has the most awesome program ever!
See rock-star speakers cover the topics of

Operations

How Postgres Fails In the Cloud and How to Recover It by Greg Burek

PostgreSQL worst practices by Ilya Kosmodemiansky

Columns and Clouds - Hybrid databases by David Rader

From Dev to prod, The ABC's of PostgreSQL backups by Scott Mead

POWER Platform - The New Home For PostgreSQL by Michael Meskes

Things we love about pgpool and things we hate by Sameer Kumar

Advanced Postgres Monitoring by Denish Patel

PostgreSQL High Availability in a Containerized World by Jignesh Shah

Patroni - HA PostgreSQL made easy by Alexander Kukushkin

DevOps Tools for managing PostgreSQL by Kunal Jain

Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL: What’s New and Lessons Learned by Grant McAlister

Managing OS Provided PostgreSQL Packages by Keith Fiske

High-Availability Postgres with etcd by Tess Rinearson

ZooKeeper for fault tolerant PostgreSQL databases & Name Service by KRISHNA SARABU

Restrictions on PostgreSQL Cloud DBaaS by Simon Riggs

Provisioning and Automating High Availability Postgres on AWS EC2 by Payal Singh

Development

Time in Databases by Abdullah Uz Tansel

Designing your SaaS Database for Scale with Postgres by Ozgun Erdogan

Gophers Riding Elephants: Writing PostgreSQL tools in Go by AJ Bahnken

Exploiting the hidden talents of JDBC for maximum performance by Dave Cramer

Migration from Oracle to native PostgreSQL by Max ten Dam

IDENTIFYING SLOW QUERIES AND FIXING THEM! by Stephen Frost

Turbocharge your SQL queries in-memory with Apache® Ignite™ by Denis Magda

Tips & Tricks for Using MADlib with PostgreSQL and Greenplum by Charles Killam

ETL Confessions by Corey Huinker

RDS or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Cloud by Gavin M. Roy

Tour de Data Types: VARCHAR2 or CHAR(255)? by Andreas Scherbaum

How Green Was My Valley - Advanced Spatial Analytics by Joe Conway

Becoming A SQL Guru by Stella Nisenbaum

Audit Logging for PostgreSQL by David Steele

Migrating off of MongoDB to PostgreSQL by Alvaro Hernandez

Peeking into the Black Hole called PL/pgSQL - The new PL Profiler by Jan Wieck

Use Cases

Analytics Infrastructure Powered by Logical Decoding and Kafka by Jeff Klukas

Softlayer vs RDS/AWS: A price to performance perspective by Joshua D. Drake

Corruption War Stories by Christophe Pettus

Processing 1 billion rows per second by Hans-Jürgen Schönig

Top 10 Problems Solved by PostGIS by Leo Hsu and Regina Obe

TOASTing an Elephant : Building a Custom Data Warehouse Using PostgreSQL by David Kohn

Designing The Right Schema To Power Heap by Dan Robinson

Lessons Learned the Hard Way: Postgres in Production at GoCardless by Chris Sinjakli

The dark side of the universe from Oracle to PostgreSQL by Sara Nieto

600k queries per second in PostgreSQL - we do it in TomTom by Michał Gutkowski

Pgcrypto avast!: A case-study in Django's password hashers by Drew Engelson

Transitioning from MSSQL to PostgreSQL, our trails and tribulations. by Louis Royster

Collaboration and Community in PostgreSQL by Debra Cerda

Training

Linux IO internals for PostgreSQL administrators by Ilya Kosmodemiansky

PostgreSQL When It's Not Your Job by Christophe Pettus

Designing a Multi-tenant Database for Scale with PostgreSQL by Ozgun Erdogan

Getting Stuff done with PostGIS by Leo Hsu and Regina Obe

Detecting performance problems and fixing them by Hans-Jürgen Schönig

Pacific Crest Trail: The postgresql.conf from A-Z by Joshua D. Drake

Internals

Evolution of pgAdmin: pgAdmin4 by Dave Page

Next-Generation Parallel Query by Robert Haas

Fuzzy Elephants with LLVM by Gregory Stark

a Pratical Postgres Protocol Primer by Will Leinweber

Speeding up Query Execution by Andres Freund

MVCC Unmasked by Bruce Momjian

Logical Replication in PostgreSQL 10 by Peter Eisentraut

Sort vs. Hash: A Duality by Peter Geoghegan

In-core compression: how to shrink your database size in several times by Anastasia Lubennikova

Jsonb in Postgres - the present and future by Oleg Bartunov

PostgreSQL BI Performance & News from XL project by Tomas Vondra

Implementing Graph Database based on PostgreSQL by Kisung Kim

All the dirt on VACUUM: 9.6 edition by Jim Nasby

Regulated Industry Summit


Westin Jersey City

Situated on the waterfront Financial District of Jersey City, our AAA/CAA Four Diamond hotel is just 200 steps and one subway stop to NYC. Featuring spacious guest rooms and inspiring views of Manhattan, we're walking distance to great restaurants on the Hudson waterfront. Explore our now completed hotel renovation, escape to the serenity of our 429 Jersey City accommodations and treat yourself to a stay in a one of our premium rooms with sweeping Hudson views of the NYC skyline. In our elevated rooms, you'll have more space to refresh for the next day. Experience the rejuvenating Heavenly Bath and the signature Westin Heavenly Bed, perfect for a blissful night's sleep.

Make sure and visit the resources page for more information.

You can book at room with the conference negotiated rate, here.

Jersey City / United States

479 Washington Blvd
07310, Jersey City
United States
http://www.westinjerseycitynewport.com

Sponsoring

For information on sponsoring please download the PgConf US 2017 prospectus

Travel Information

Air Travel

  • Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) is the closest airport to Jersey City and PGConf US 2017. We highly recommend traveling via Newark if you can find a reasonable route and fare.

  • La Guardia Airport (LGA) is about 15 miles away from the Westin. Drive time from La Guardia to Jersey City ranges from 30 minutes to an hour depending on traffic.

  • John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) is about 25 miles away from the Westin. Drive time from JFK to Jersey City ranges from 40 minutes to 2 hours depending on traffic.

Public Transportation

  • Via PATH
    The Westin Jersey City is just steps away from the PATH Newport station. The Newport Station is served by Hoboken and Journal Square-33rdStreet and Hoboken-World Trade Center lines. From the Newport Station, walk across Washington Boulevard, turn left and the Westin will be visible.

  • Via MTA Subway
    Transfer to the PATH are available at a number of stations along the 33rdStreet line as well as WTC.

  • Via Amtrak
    From the South, take Amtrak to Newark, Penn Station (NWK). From Newark, Penn Station, take the PATH World Trade Center line. Switch trains at Journal Square to the PATH 33rdStreet line. Exit at Newport Station.
    From the North, take Amtrak to New York, Penn Station (NYP). From New York, Penn Station, take the PATH 33rdStreet line to Newport Station.

Things to do

Sightseeing

  • Statue of Liberty
    Take the ferry from Liberty State Park to get a close-up look at Lady Liberty.

  • Ellis Island
    See the gateway for over 12 million immigrants to the United States as the nation's busiest immigrant inspection station for over sixty years from 1892 until 1954.

  • The Oculus
    Take the PATH to the World Trade Center Transportation Hub, aka The Oculus.

  • Liberty Science Center
    Whether you’re traveling with kids or if you’re a full-grown science fanatic, LSC has an exhibit, event or show that is right up your alley. Check out the IMAX theater, dinosaur dig, virtual reality and the soon-to-be biggest planetarium in the west. Sign up for a lecture or take a tour through the Center.

  • Zeppelin Hall
    This old-fashioned biergarten is the only hot spot on this side of the Hudson or craft beer, good food and a great time. Fill up a stein with one of the 144 brews on tap, grab a bite of traditional European fare from the walk-up window and take a seat at the massive patio’s big community tables.

Sporting Events

  • Friday, March 24
    NCAA Men's Tournament (Sweet 16) at Madison Square Garden

  • Sunday, March 26
    NCAA Men's Tournament (Elite 8) at Madison Square Garden

  • Monday, March 27
    NBA - New York Knicks and Detroit Pistons at Madison Square Garden

  • Wednesday, March 29
    NBA - New York Knicks and Miami Heat at Madison Square Garden

Concerts

  • Wednesday, March 29
    The Beach Boys at Bergen Performing Arts Center in Englewood, NJ

  • Wednesday, March 29
    Anthrax, Killswitch Engage & The Devil Wears Prada at The Wellmont Theatre in Montclair, NJ

  • Saturday, April 1
    Lionel Richie & Mariah Carey at Madison Square Garden

Where to stay in Jersey City

We recommend these affordable lodging accommodations for your visit.

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The Westin Jersey City Newport

At the Westin Jersey City Newport, we have negotiated a discounted conference room rate of $236/night + applicable taxes for attendees. Be sure to book prior to March 6, 2017 - the conference rate is not guaranteed after this date.

Rooms may be booked via the Westin website, or via telephone (888) 627-7148. If booking via telephone please mention PGConf US 2017 to receive the group rate.

Guestroom wifi is included in the room rate.

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DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Suites Jersey City

An all-suite hotel just a few blocks from the conference. Rooms may be booked via the DoubleTree website.

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Courtyard Jersey City Newport

A convenient hotel a short walk from the conference adjacent to the NJ PATH Station. Rooms may be booked via the Marriott website.

Code of Conduct : Treat people well.

Reporting Violations

If you feel that you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact a PGConf US 2017 volunteer immediately. Other forms of contact:

pgconf@postgresql.us

For All Emergencies (Medical, Police, Fire): 911

Policy

PGConf US does not tolerate harassment of PGConf US 2017 participants in any form. Harassment includes offensive verbal comments related to gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, religion, displaying sexual images in public spaces, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention. Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately.

Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any conference venue, including talks and social events around PGConf US 2017. Conference participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the conference without a refund at the discretion of the PGConf US 2017 co-chairs.

Disciplinary Action

If a participant engages in behavior violating this code of conduct, the PGConf US 2017 co-chairs may take any action they deem appropriate, including ejection from the conference with no refund or contacting the authorities.

PGConf US 2017 staff are willing to help participants contact hotel/venue security or the NJPD, provide escorts, or otherwise assist those experiencing harassment to feel safe for the duration of the conference.

Thank you for your help in making PGConf US 2017 fun and enjoyable for everyone! Refunds

If for any reason you have registered PGConf US 2017 but are unable to attend, PGConf US 2016 will permit full refunds up until 30 days before the conference. After this period, your ticket is nonrefundable.