Nordic PGDay was started in 2014 in order to bring the PostgreSQL community in the Nordic region together. The idea was to create a single track conference with a focus on high quality talks in nice environments and with great hallway tracks. Eight conferences, going on nine (with two cancelled due to COVID-19), we feel that we have accomplished what we set out to do, but we will always strive to do better. In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, rebuilding the community is an even bigger priority for us.
The conference is arranged in a different major city in the region each year to the next. Since a lot of our attendees are not domestic, we concentrate on the big well-connected cities. The 2024 event in Oslo will be the ninth Nordic PGDay, and the second time we visit Norway. We are very much looking forward to meeting you all there for a fun and informative day.
We would like to thank PostgreSQL Europe and our past, as well as current, sponsors for supporting not only Nordic PGDay but the Nordic PostgreSQL community in general. We would also like to thank all volunteers and speakers who have helped us to make the conferences possible over the years.
Last but not least, we want to extend a very big thank you to our lovely attendees who have helped make this eventseries a success.
The event will be solely in-person, with no online participation possible. We do realize that not everyone will be comfortable with travelling and gatherings yet, but we are focusing on making this a great post-pandemic in-person event and that will take our full attention.
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Nordic PGDay is organised in cooperation with PostgreSQL Europe by the following people.
Would you like to be a part of the team arranging Nordic PGDay? We are always happy for more people to join us, and are especially delighted to hear from community members who are new to conference organizing. If you've visited an event, you probably have an idea about the types of chores being performed, but just in case below is a non-exhaustive list of work being done:
- Marketing the event
- Program committee
- Registration desk
- Swag sales
- Room hosting
- Sponsor relations
Volunteering at a conference is a great way to get more involved in the community, and we'd be happy to have you. Please contact us for more information.
Nordic PGDay has previously visited these Nordic cities:
Nordic PGDay is financially supported by our generous sponsors and is economically underwritten by PostgreSQL Europe, the European PostgreSQL umbrella organisation for usergroups and advocacy work. The financial record of the conference is publicly available in the PostgreSQL Europe general assembly financial reports. Any proceeds from the conference automatically belongs to PostgreSQL Europe, and will be used in accordance with their by-laws to support the wider European PostgreSQL community.
No Nordic PGDay staff receives any payment for their work, except free attendance and a staff dinner.
Health and Well-being
The Nordic PGDay organizers take the health and well-being of the community very seriously. As the event is in-person, we take precautions to make it a safe space for everyone. If you have symptoms of any infectious disease then please cancel your attendance to avoid exposing your fellow postgres community members.
The combined carbon footprint of an international conference is a source of concern for us, but we do feel that the positive effects of the community meeting and interacting in person are important enough to do in-person events. Where possible we try to minimize emissions caused by our event and we aim to always source recyclable material for consumables during the day (like badges and signage).
Want to go to Paris?
Nordic PGDay and PGDay Paris has a long history of coordinating our schedules to make it easier for overseas attendees to visit two PGDay's on the same trip. PGDay Paris will be on March 14-15 which allows March 13 as a travel day to get from Oslo to Paris. There are usually attendees who visit both, if you would like tips on flights feel free to contact us.
Nordic PGDay follows the PostgreSQL Community Guidelines.
We value our attendees right to privacy, and are committed to providing a safe space for everyone. Each attendee will be given the choice of opting out of photos, by selecting a red no-photos lanyard. Any published photo must not feature anyone wearing these red lanyards.
After the event has ended, all personal data entered during registration will be purged, with only the data required for financial traceability remaining. All registration data is maintained by PostgreSQL Europe and not by the conference organizers or volunteers.
Our website and emails do not use any form of tracking.
Code of Conduct
Nordic PGDay 2024 is dedicated to providing a safe, harassment-free and enjoyable conference experience for everyone. Please be helpful, considerate, friendly, and respectful towards all other participants and venue staff.
We do not tolerate harassment of Nordic PGDay 2024 participants or venue staff in any form. Imagery and language which promotes, supports, glorifies or encourage: acts of violence, harassment of any form, sexism or sexual misconduct, hate speech, is not appropriate for any conference venue, including exhibition booths, talks and social events around Nordic PGDay 2024. Conference participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the conference without a refund at the discretion of the Nordic PGDay 2024 conference organizers.
Harassment includes offensive verbal comments related to gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, religion, political stance, origin, displaying sexual images or acts in public spaces, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention. Participants asked to stop any harassing behaviour are expected to comply immediately.
If a participant engages in harassing behaviour, the Nordic PGDay 2024 conference organizers reserve the right to take any action they deem appropriate, including ejection from the conference with no refund. If you feel that you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact a Nordic PGDay 2024 staff member immediately. The registration desk is staffed and ready to assist anyone at all times during the event.
Nordic PGDay 2024 volunteers will be happy to help participants contact hotel/venue security or the police, provide escorts, or otherwise assist those experiencing harassment to feel safe for the duration of the conference.
If a complaint is about an organizer or staff members of the event, you may contact a PostgreSQL Europe Board member directly. You may also contact the PostgreSQL community Code of Conduct Committee if you prefer an outside organisation, in which case the conference organizers and PostgreSQL Europe will commit to assisting the CoC committee to the best of their abilities.
Thank you for your help in making Nordic PGDay 2024 fun and enjoyable for everyone!