When you find yourself answering the same questions again and again, it’s a good idea to blog about it. Which is why this post aboutCitus Con: An Event for Postgresexists: to answer your questions, and share the news about this first-ever, inaugural event.
Citus Con: An Event for Postgresis a free and virtual developer event happening in April 2022, organized by the Postgres and Citus team here at Microsoft. Speakers will come from different parts of the Postgres ecosystem, including Postgres users, Citus open source users, Azure Database for PostgreSQL customers, and developers/experts in PostgreSQL and Postgres extensions, like Citus.
Carbon negative: Even virtual events have an environmental impact. So we’re partnering with Tradewater to fully offset the carbon emissions from the event and then more—making the event carbon negative
Call for Speakers = Call for Proposals = CFP is open until Feb 6th, 2022
Do you have a Postgres story to tell? Some hard-earned lessons to share? Insights about how you use Postgres—or how you built a new feature in Postgres (or Citus)? A migration story? Or how you tuned performance? Maybe a talk about how you’re using PostGIS to do something spatial, or how you’re using Citus for sharding, or how you’re using t-digest and rollups to analyze timeseries data? Thetalk selection teamfor Citus Con can’t wait to review your proposal.
If you’re ready to submit into the Citus Con CFP now,our CFP pageis a good place to get started since it answers all your questions. When you’re ready, just submit the proposalon Sessionize.
If you haven’t submitted a proposal yet but you’re thinking about it and need a nudge of encouragement, here is a long list ofreasons to give a Postgres talk.
And if you’re looking for advice about what makes a good talk proposal, there are some goodspeaker resourceson the FAQ page. Including these favorites:
Do you need ideas about what kind of talk proposals to submit? If yes, you’re in luck, we put together alist of topicswe’re hoping to see submitted in the Call-for-Proposals. Please know this is not an exhaustive list though—rather, these ideas are just meant to get your creativity flowing:
How you run your app on Postgres on Azure
Citus open source user stories
Scaling out Postgres with Hyperscale (Citus)
How you use other Postgres extensions, like PostGIS, pg_cron, HLL, t-digest, pg_auto_failover, postgres_fdw, & so many more
New innovations in Postgres
Generally interesting Postgres knowledge
Data modeling and SQL best practices
Tips for building your application on Azure Database for PostgreSQL
Techniques for using Postgres at any scale with Citus—from single-node to a distributed cluster
Migrating to Postgres on Azure
Monitoring tools for Postgres on Azure
Postgres performance (including analytics and time series workloads)
Azure ecosystem integrations with Postgres
Using Postgres with Python and Django applications
Figure 1: Timeline for the very first Citus Con: An Event for Postgres, a free and virtual developer event happening on April 12-13, 2022.
Everyone is welcome
Everyone is welcome. And by everyone we mean everyone, whether you are just starting to learn about Postgres or you’ve been working in this space for decades. Experts and newcomers. Students and professors. Users and developers. Technologists and managers. Open source contributors, as well as those who’ve worked with proprietary software their whole careers and want to learn more about this Postgres thing. Our conference organizers aim to give all of you an experience that isrespectful, friendly, professional—and useful.
Because Citus Con will be virtual, all you need is an internet connection, and time. Hopefully the virtual format will make it easier for you to participate from the comfort of your own desk.
CFP for Citus Con closes on Feb 6, 2022: If you want to propose a talk, be sure tosubmit to the CFPbefore the CFP closes on Sunday night, Feb 6th 2022.
Join us on Apr 12-13, 2022 for the big event: Come join us virtually and be part of the very first Citus Con. For now, just click on the Save-the-date button on theCitus Con homepage here. And learn even more about what you can do with the world’s most advanced open source relational database—from the nerdy to the sublime.
Want to help spread the word?: Because Citus Con is a first-time event, not everyone has heard about it yet. If you’re on Twitter and you want to help more people learn about it, you can follow or RT some@CitusCon tweets. Or justshare the CFP pagewith your friends, teammates, and fellow fans of Postgres.