Last week saw the 3rd event in as many years in Singapore, and yet this time something was very different. For the last 2 years, we had been conducting the conference as a PostgreSQL track with FOSSASIA. This year, we were able to pull off an entirely independent, 2-day event completely focused on PostgreSQL!
The event kicked off with a keynote from Joe Conway (flying in all the way from USA!), who talked about the features to look forward to in PostgreSQL 11. The release is currently scheduled for September 2018. This was followed by 8 talks on the first day and 7 talks on the second day. We also had a round of lightening talks, which were followed by a speaker/sponsor dinner.
As an organizer, one of the things that made the conference very exciting for me was the quality and variety of talk submissions this year. Besides Joe, we had people flying in from as far as UK and Finland to attend and speak at the conference. Very encouraging indeed!
We are young, and we have a long way to go, but PGConf APAC is designed to be the go-to event for PostgreSQL enthusiasts in the APAC region. We have started small, we are getting bigger – and we have big plans to be even bigger in 2019. Keep an eye out next year for an event with 1 full day of technical trainings + 2 days of awesome talks – 19th-21st March 2019!
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