PgConf Russia 2016 took place in Moscow, Russia from February 3-5.
As soon as you enter the conference, you can see the banner. As you can see, there were many sponsors due to the large scale of the conference.
There was a larger banner inside the conference hall that displayed even more sponsors than the banner at the entrance. It made more sense to see all the conference’s sponsors compared to the smaller amount that were exhibited in the banner at the entrance.
The locations and dates on the map show the different countries and cities that the PgCon, PgConf, and PgDay had been held. Although it might be hard to see, Korea is not labeled because it has not hosted a PgCof. We have to hurry and prepare PgConf Korea and get it on the map.
There was a bar in the hallway leading to the main hall. Many people conversed over drinks and snacks at the bar. Perhaps due to the scale of the conference, the service was very good. 🙂
The opening event officially came to a start. You can see Oleg here in this photo. Please understand that due to the screen in the back being too large and bright, there is some noise in the photo.
Just by looking at the screen you might be able to tell how big the event hall had been. There were around 700 people who applied to participate in the event.
I and my company attended this event on behalf of Bitnine. Although attending the event already had a huge importance on it’s own, we also were able to announce “PostgreSQL in Korea”, making this event more meaningful to us.
There were three platforms to present. The first platform, shown in the picture above, had a huge screen (I bet if I presented there I would feel like Steve Jobs). The platform that I presented at was separated by two floors where people can sit and see around six different screens.
The last stage was a room that held presentations that were all held in Russian. Although the picture is a bit dark, we were able to get a picture of the stage on the second floor. (Afterwards, my company went to Tatsuo to listen to the pgpool-II presentation!)
We were able to meet again with Bruce Mojian, who had written a book review for our book that we published last year. Although our book was written in Korean, we gave him a copy as a souvenir. After hearing that we came from Korea, Oleg welcomed us and gave us a gift. It was a meaningful event to attend for us.
We want to take this presentation as a stepping stone and next time we would like to introduce even greater solutions. We were pleasantly surprised by the great response we received.
We would love to hold a conference similar to PgConf Russia, named PgConf Korea in the near future!
BITNINE GLOBAL INC., THE COMPANY SPECIALIZING IN GRAPH DATABASE
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