Conferences

As a PostgreSQL Major Contributor, I sometimes get to speak at conferences. Here you will find the list of talks I’ve been doing, with the slides available as PDF.

PostgreSQL Conference US, 2016

PGConf US is a non-profit conference hosted run by the United States PostgreSQL Association. This conference is part of the effort to grow the PostgreSQL community by increasing awareness and providing the appropriate training and resources to further PostgreSQL adoption.

You’d better have tested backups explains why you must implement an automated recovery solution rather than merely backup scripts. Noboday cares about backups, as such. What everybody cares about is the actual ability to recover data in case when the worst happens…

All Your Base Conference 2015

All Your Base is a one-day, one-track conference on data and databases, now in its fourth year. Sessions are curated to be a mix of practical, relatable and inspirational talks on a range of database technologies, established and new, with guaranteed actionable takeaways and solutions to your biggest bugbears.

The database landscape has changed a lot in the recent years. The NoSQL movement has taken the world by storm and you may wonder if there is still room for relational databases. In this talk we will learn about the strengths that make PostgreSQL more relevant than ever. We’ll survey its architecture, availability tradeoffs, durability with one or more servers, and yes even SQL!

PostgreSQL at Montpellier's JUG

Les présentation de la soiree positionnent PostgreSQL dans son contexte d utilisation en 2015 et montrent a quel point cette solution a su rester incontournable au fil des annees, en s adaptant aux besoins de ses utilisateurs.

PostgreSQL Extensions is a tutorial that shows how to solve some real use cases with a practical use of Extension.

The PostgreSQL is YeSQL! presentation targets developers and show some advanced SQL everybody should be familiar with… but usually aren’t.

Nordic PostgreSQL Day 2015

Nordic PGDay 2015 is an excellent chance to learn more about the worlds most advanced open source database among your peers in the Nordic region. Whether you use PostgreSQL professionally or play with it in your spare time; whether you love the new JSONB capabilities or hack on query planner internals; Nordic PGDay will have something for you.

The PostgreSQL for Developers talk begins with a simple use case for developers to solve entirely in SQL. Discover SQL window functions if you don’t know them already, and then see about advanced PostgreSQL stuff such as ranges.

PostgreSQL FOSDEM 2015

FOSDEM is a free event for software developers to meet, share ideas and collaborate. Every year, thousands of developers of free and open source software from all over the world gather at the event in Brussels.

Backups are not interesting. Don’t make backups. Instead, set-up an all automatic data restoring facility, that you can use in nightly scripts or interactively, when the worst happens. The first talk is about what happens when you’re merely doing backups and the worst happens.

The second talk is about pgloader and how to migrate a full MySQL database to PostgreSQL using a single command line!

PostgreSQL Conference Europe 2014

PGConf.EU is a unique chance for European PostgreSQL users and developers to catch up, learn, build relationships, get to know each other and consolidate a real network of professionals that use and work with PostgreSQL.

You’d better have tested backups explains why you must implement an automated recovery solution rather than merely backup scripts. Noboday cares about backups, as such. What everybody cares about is the actual ability to recover data in case when the worst happens…


A full presentation of pgloader, your data load and database migration companion. With pgloader you can migrate from MySQL to PostgreSQL in a single command line!




A ligthning talk about pgcharts, a quick tool to turn your SQL queries into charts, and share the result.

Postgres Open 2014, Chicago

PostgresOpen is a non–profit, community–run conference series in the United States focused on business users, database professionals and developers of PostgreSQL, the open source database. This year PostgresOpen has combined forces with PGConf Silicon Valley to bring together two large Postgres conferences to create an even larger more exciting event.

A ligthning talk about pgcharts, a tool to turn your SQL queries into charts, and share the result.



The PostgreSQL for Developers talk begins with a simple use case for developers to solve entirely in SQL. Discover SQL window functions if you don’t know them already, and then see about advanced PostgreSQL stuff such as ranges.

CHAR(14)

CHAR(14) is a ‘must attend’ international conference for anyone interested in Clustering, High Availability and Replication, plus all forms of Parallel, Distributed and Grid architectures.

Bringing together some of the best people in the business, CHAR(14) is great place to learn and stimulate ideas, listening to renowned experts in their field. And there will be plenty of time to converse with both the speakers and fellow delegates from private and public.

A lightning talk about pgLoader and the wide range of input formats it accepts, from CSV to advanced database migration from MS SQL or MySQL to PostgreSQL.

PHP Tour Lyon 2014

Le PHP Tour organisé par l’AFUP, une journée de conférences autour de l’univers PHP.

Une présentation des particularités de PostgreSQL, et pourquoi ce système de gestion de bases de données relationnelles reste d’actualité quand on fait du PHP et de la programmation moderne !

PGDay FR 2014

Le PGDay France est un moment de rencontres et de conférence pour la communauté francophone de PostgreSQL. Les conférences s’adresses à tous les utilisateurs du logiciel : étudiants, administrateur systèmes, DBA, développeurs, chefs de Projets, décideurs, etc

Une présentation de pgloader, utilitaire de chargement de données qui prend égalemment en charge des migrations complètes depuis MySQL ou encore MS SQL Server™.

Dimitri Fontaine

PostgreSQL Major Contributor

Open Source Software Engineer

France