We had a great time at the conference and subsequent party. If you are
ever in PDX and want some great food and interesting accommodations I
strongly suggest the Paramount Hotel and Dragon Fish cafe. They treated
all of us very well and had great food!
The conference did well above expectations, signing on 10 sponsors,
some at the last minute (LinuxFund). Our original goal was only 4. And
as has been mentioned in other places already, we had well over the 35
attendees we expected, topping out at 60+. That is a great day for our
Further because of our sponsors and our attendees, we were in a single
day able to raise over 5000.00 dollars for the community. Not bad
considering we only had 8 weeks to prepare and it is the first
conference that the team had done together. The money of course all
went to SPI our affiliated 501c3.
The money raised will be used to continue our community growth
including sponsoring speakers for other shows, purchasing new shirts
and the upcoming live CD for 8.3.
Of course the team isn't sleeping until next year, we are already busy
on our other upcoming conferences.
We are having a PostgreSQL Web Technologies mini-conf in February 08.
This will be attached to SCALE and will be similar in format to our
PGDay last July.
We are also having a PostgreSQL Conference East 08! This show is being
held in late Winter, early Spring. We are very excited about this
conference as we have a swell of community members in the area. It is
going to be held in the D.C./Maryland area, likely be 1.5 days and we
are hoping for over 100 community members to attend.
Make sure you watch for the call for speakers for both of these
Lastly the conference website: www.postgresqlconference.org has
all the audio from the talks up. We also have "some" of the slides
(more forthcoming) and the video will be up in a couple of weeks!
Thanks to everyone again for their support of this conference series.
It is great to see the community growing and supporting each other.
When Selena Deckelmann and I decided to start a PostgreSQL Conference series, we believed that a small, regional, technically specific conference was appropriate. We considered that at most, we would get around 35 people and it would essentially be a large user group meeting that had a series of talks and was good for the community.
That was the end of July.
The PostgreSQL Conference Fall 2007 has given me a knew appreciation for the little things. If it wasn't for PDXPUG leader Selena Deckelmann the conference would not have the complimentary breakfast/social nor would it have the synopsis of the talks on the conference website.
The hard work of Selena, myself and the speakers appears to be paying off. We have a strong list of sponsors as well as a very strong list of speakers. See for yourself: Read more...