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POSETTE: An Event for Postgres 2024

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11 Jun 2024

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13 Jun 2024



Welcome to POSETTE: An Event for Postgres 2024! 

POSETTE is a free and virtual developer event happening on Jun 11-13 2024, organized by the Postgres team at Microsoft. Formerly called Citus Con, this is the 3rd year of this nerdy & fun database conference that will feature 4 unique livestreams in the Americas and EMEA time zones.

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Call for Speakers
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19 Jan 2024

Call closes at 11:59 PM

07 Apr 2024

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Thank you for your interest in speaking at POSETTE: An Event for Postgres 2024 (formerly called Citus Con), organized by the Postgres team at Microsoft. POSETTE’s 4 unique livestreams are scheduled for Jun 11-13, 2024. Speakers will present their talks remotely for video pre-recordings which will be done in advance of the event—and may present in their own time zone. Please read on to learn more.

First time speakers & Experienced speakers are both welcome! If you are a first-time speaker and are not sure whether to submit, we encourage you to do so! And feel free to reach out for advice/guidance on the #posetteconf channel on our Discord (link below.)

Remote friendly, no travel required: Talks are pre-recorded remotely—all you need is a good internet connection, a decent webcam and microphone, some good light, and the talk. The organizers will take care of the pre-recording and video production of your talk. 

Format & logistics of the event:

  • Talks will be 25 minutes long.
  • All talks will be in English. 
  • All talks will be pre-recorded by the POSETTE team in advance of the event (with you presenting remotely.)
  • Pre-recordings will be scheduled for the weeks of May 13th and May 20th. 
  • All pre-recorded talks will be livestreamed in one of the 4 livestreams on Jun 11-13.
  • Speakers will be asked to participate in the online text chat during the livestream of their talk on Jun 11-13.
  • Speakers will have the option (but are not required) to be on camera remotely during the livestream—to introduce the talk and answer a few questions at the end, time permitting.
  • All pre-recorded talks will be published online right after the livestreams, so your talk will be accessible to anyone with an internet connection.
  • Published talks will include high-quality captions for accessibility. 

Topics: Here are some topics we hope you will propose during the CFP/CfS. By no means is this an exhaustive list! At a high level, we’re looking for talks about Postgres and the rich tooling and extensions (such as Citus, PostGIS, & more) in the Postgres ecosystem—as well as talks about Postgres in the cloud on Azure. Some examples:

  • How you run your app on Postgres on Azure
  • Open source user stories for Citus, PostGIS, & other extensions
  • New capabilities in PostgreSQL 16
  • Tips for building your application on Azure Database for PostgreSQL - Flexible Server
  • Postgres community
  • Generally interesting Postgres knowledge & tips
  • Data modeling and SQL best practices
  • How you use Postgres extensions
  • High availability techniques (including Patroni)
  • Distributing Postgres with Azure Cosmos DB for PostgreSQL
  • Benchmarking & performance tuning
  • Migrating to Postgres on Azure
  • Monitoring tools for Postgres
  • Optimizing for data-intensive analytics and time series workloads
  • Azure ecosystem integrations with Postgres
  • Running SaaS apps built with Ruby, Python, Node.js, Java, or .NET—and running on Postgres
  • Using Postgres with Python and Django applications
  • Supporting AI-based workloads with Postgres

Code of Conduct: There is a Code of Conduct for POSETTE. Please help us to provide a respectful, friendly, professional experience for all involved.

Important Dates:

  • Jan 19, 2024 – Call for proposals (CFP) opens
  • Apr 07, 2024 – CFP closes @ 11:59 pm PDT
  • Apr 17, 2024 – Speakers notified
  • May 01, 2024 – Schedule & sessions announced
  • May 2, 2024 – Virtual Speaker Meet & Greet
  • May 13-17 & 20-24, 2024 – Pre-record all talks
  • Jun 11-13, 2024 – POSETTE livestreams happen!

Ways to connect with other attendees and speakers: To ask questions about the CFP for POSETTE—and to be part of the conversation with speakers and other attendees during the livestreams in June—you can join the #posetteconf channel in the Microsoft Open Source Discord.

Follow us on social: Another way to stay informed, you can follow us on social media. The event hashtag is #PosetteConf

More CFP information: is on the CFP page on the website for POSETTE: An Event for Postgres 2024, including useful speaker resources and tips, plus info about the Talk Selection Team

Thank you for your participation, we can’t wait to see what stories you want to share!

CFP will close on Sun Apr 07, 2024 at 11:59pm PDT (Pacific Daylight Time).