Call for Proposals is open for POSETTE: An Event for Postgres 2024

Posted on 2024-02-14 by Microsoft Azure
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...until April 7, 2024!

The 3rd annual event now called POSETTE: An Event for Postgres (formerly Citus Con) will happen Jun 11-13, 2024 and the Call for Speakers is now open—until Apr 7, 2024! POSETTE is a free & virtual developer event organized by the Postgres team at Microsoft. The name POSETTE stands for Postgres Open Source Ecosystem Talks Training & Education.

First time & experienced speakers both welcome! Whether you’re a first-time speaker or a regular speaker at conferences, we’d love to consider your talk proposal(s) about Postgres and the rich tooling and extensions (like Citus) in the Postgres ecosystem—both open source and for Postgres in the cloud on Azure.

4 Unique Livestreams

There will be 4 unique livestreams: 2 in Americas workday timezones (PDT), and 2 in EMEA workday timezones (CEST). Each livestream will have its own keynote and set of talks—no repeats among the livestreams.

Important Dates & Deadlines

  • Jan 19, 2024 – Call for proposals (CFP) opens
  • Apr 07, 2024 – CFP closes @ 11:59 pm PDT
  • Apr 17, 2024 – Speakers notified
  • May 01, 2024 – Schedule & sessions announced
  • May 02, 2024 – Virtual Speaker Meet & Greet
  • May 13-17 & 20-24, 2024 – Pre-record all talks
  • Jun 11-13, 2024 – POSETTE happens! Join the livestream virtually to chat with attendees and other speakers.

Key things to know

Even more information on the POSETTE CFP page

  • Format: Four 4.5-hour livestreams at different times of day
  • CFP closes: Apr 7, 2024
  • Length: 25 mins / talk
  • Virtual & free: no travel (or funding) required
  • Video recording & production: All talks will be pre-recorded by the POSETTE team at Microsoft—all speakers need is a good microphone & a decent webcam. We’ll take care of the rest—including all editing, caption QA, and caption translation.
  • Speaker resources: on our CFP page
  • Submit your proposal: on Sessionize


Here are some of the topics we would like to see at POSETTE: An Event for Postgres (formerly Citus Con). This list is not exhaustive, other Postgres topics are welcome too!

  • How you run your app on Postgres on Azure
  • Open source user stories for Citus, PostGIS, & other extensions
  • New capabilities in PostgreSQL 16
  • Tips for building your application on Azure Database for PostgreSQL - Flexible Server
  • Postgres community
  • Generally interesting Postgres knowledge & tips
  • Data modeling and SQL best practices
  • How you use Postgres extensions
  • High availability techniques (including Patroni)
  • Distributing Postgres with Azure Cosmos DB for PostgreSQL
  • Benchmarking & performance tuning
  • Migrating to Postgres on Azure
  • Monitoring tools for Postgres
  • Optimizing for data-intensive analytics and time series workloads
  • Azure ecosystem integrations with Postgres
  • Running SaaS apps built with Ruby, Python, Node.js, Java, or .NET—and running on Postgres
  • Using Postgres with Python and Django applications
  • Supporting AI-based workloads with Postgres

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