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PostgresConf US 2018

Thanks to the support of our attendees, speakers, volunteers, and sponsors, we are hosting the 7th annual PostgresConf. With over 700 hundred attendees representing the most diverse class of professionals and companies from around the world, the Postgres Conference conveys the preeminent “People, Postgres and Data” experience.







Some of our speakers

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Corey Huinker



Peter Eisentraut


PostgreSQL developer
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Bruce Momjian


Vice President, Postgres Evangelist

Marc Linster


SVP, Products and Services
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Joshua D. Drake

Command Prompt, Inc.

Lead Consultant
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Grant McAlister

Amazon Web Services

Senior Principal Engineer

Robert Haas


VP, Chief Architect, Database Server
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Ozgun Erdogan

Citus Data

Chief Technology Officer
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Alexey Klyukin

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Senior PostgreSQL Engineer

Jignesh Shah

Amazon Web Services

Software Development Manager
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Phil Vacca

Mitel Networks

Enterprise Data Architect

Alexander Kukushkin

Zalando SE

Database Engineer

Will Leinweber

Citus Data

Principal Cloud Engineer
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Jan Wieck

Principal Software Engineer
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Michael Freedman


Cofounder / CTO

Baron Schwartz



Tom Kincaid


General Manager 2ndQuadrant Inc.
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Malcolm McLean

PostgresConf South Africa

Organiser (South Africa)

Erik Brandsberg

Heimdall Data, Inc.

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James Finnerty

Amazon Web Services

Principal Engineer

Oskari Saarenmaa



Frank McQuillan


Director of Product Management

Jason Yee


Technical Evangelist

Nicolae Rusan



Dave Nielsen

Redis Labs

Head of Ecosystem
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Nikolay Samokhvalov

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Thomas Limoncelli

SRE Manager

Andrew Dunstan


PostgreSQL Architect

Jonathan Katz

Crunchy Data

Director of Customer Success & Communications

Arjun Narayan

Cockroach Labs

Software Engineer
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Rafał Hawrylak


expert software developer
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Alvaro Hernandez



Raj Singh


Developer Advocate
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Brett Hesterberg


Product Manager

Jacque Istok


Vice President, Data

Scott Yara


Senior Vice President, Products, and Co-Founder, Greenplum
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Howard Goldberg

Morgan Stanley

Head of Greenplum Engineering

Gabi Ferrara


Developer Advocate


2018 has the most awesome program ever! See rock-star speakers cover the topics of

Operations and Administration

DevOpsing Your Database by Robert Treat

All The Updates In the World by Phil Vacca

Hydra geo-redundant failover for Postgresql by Jose Cores Finotto

Postgresql Foreign Data Wrappers by Kevin Kempter

Next generation PostgreSQL replication with pglogical 3 and BDR 3 by Peter Eisentraut

Taking care of the elephant by Michael Meskes

Securing Your Data on PostgreSQL by Payal Singh

Radical Ideas from the Practice of Cloud Computing by Thomas Limoncelli

Automated Postgres Failover and Caching with Zero Code Changes by Erik Brandsberg

Tutorial on Modern PostgreSQL High Availability by Alvaro Hernandez

Mastering PostgreSQL Administration by Bruce Momjian

Best Practices for Running Postgres in Kubernetes by Francois Martel

Automatic Failover and Caching Workshop by Erik Brandsberg

CockroachDB Fundamentals by Jordan Lewis

Monitoring PostgreSQL at Scale by Lukas Fittl

Automated DBA by Nikolay Samokhvalov

Professional PostgreSQL monitoring made easy with pgwatch2 by Kaarel Moppel

How do we monitor 100+ PostgreSQL machines of TomTom's mapmaking platform in the AWS cloud by Michał Gutkowski

Managing PostgreSQL clusters with Patroni by Alexey Klyukin

PostgreSQL Configuration for Humans by Alvaro Hernandez

Data Integrity at Scale - lessons learned building Google Cloud SQL by Brett Hesterberg

The postgresql.conf from A-Z: Includes Postgres Performance and Maintenance by Joshua D. Drake

Architecture & Pitfalls of Logical Replication by Atsushi Torikoshi

Deep dive into PostgreSQL Authentication Methods by Abbas Butt

So you wanna run your database on Kubernetes? by JP Phillips

All the dirt on VACUUM by Jim Nasby

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.

At the Westin Jersey City Newport, we have negotiated a discounted conference room rate of $289/night + applicable taxes for attendees. Be sure to book prior to March 30, 2018 - 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 PostgresConf US 2018 to receive the group rate.

Jersey City, New Jersey

Westin Jersey City
479 Washington Blvd
Jersey City, New Jersey 07310
United States

Where to stay in Jersey City

We recommend these 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 $289/night + applicable taxes for attendees. Be sure to book prior to March 30, 2018 - 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 PostgresConf US 2018 to receive the group rate.

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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.

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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.

Things to do around Jersey City

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Statue of Liberty

Visit the Statue of Liberty National Monument and Ellis Island Immigration Museum. Ferry service is available to both Liberty and Ellis Island.


Liberty Science Center

Liberty Science Center is an interactive science museum focused on the environment, health, and invention to provide visitors with a fun and educational experience.

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Gregorys Coffee

Great fast coffee service at this nearby coffee house, as well as pastries and more! Just a short walk from the hotel.

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Times Square

Take the PATH to 33rd Street and walk a bit up Broadway to Times Square.

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The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Take the PATH across the river and go to New York City's most visited museum where you will experience over 5,000 years of art from around the world.


One World Observatory

Just a short PATH ride from Jersey City, One World Observatory™ provides unique, panoramic views of New York City, its most iconic sites, and surrounding waters.

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Less than a mile from the conference hotel is Barcade®. Barcade® is a combination bar and arcade with a focus on classic video games and American craft beer.