Lightning Talk Competition at Postgres Vision 2016 to Spotlight Individual Innovation

Competition will award DJI Phantom 3 4K Video Drone for most imaginative use of Postgres 

Date -2016-10-05 Location - SAN FRANCISCO The Lightning Talks will illustrate Postgres capabilities and application scenarios, and demonstrate novel ways developers use Postgres to move data across enterprise networks. Most importantly, the Lighting Talks will give individuals with unique and innovative ideas an opportunity to showcase their ingenuity.

To be submit a Lightning Talk, please email

Five Lightning Talk submissions will be selected to present during a breakout session on Thursday, October 13, 1:00pm-2:00pm. Lightning Talks will be judged according to their originality and feasibility by a panel of Postgres technologists and business users. The prize is an DJI Phantom 3 4K Video Drone. The winner will be announced during the closing remarks of Postgres Vision on Thursday, 2:45pm-3:00pm.

Dave Page, Vice President, Chief Architect, Tools and Installers, EnterpriseDB (EDB) and PostgreSQL Global Development Group Core Team member, will host the Postgres Lightning Talks. Page manages the development of EDB’s suites of tools that support database administrators in using EDB Postgres, and he oversees the development of installers and packages for all EDB products. He joined EDB in 2007 and has been influential in the development of critical database management tools.

Page has been working with PostgreSQL since 1998 and is one of six members of the open source project's Core Team. He is also project lead for pgAdmin, the leading graphical Open Source management, development, and administration tool for PostgreSQL. pgAdmin was recently completely rewritten and released as pgAdmin 4 as well as bundled with PostgreSQL 9.6 in EDB’s installers.

Postgres Vision features an all-star agenda that includes keynotes from Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple; The Linux Foundation executive director Jim Zemlin; and more than 35 influential technology and business luminaries, Fortune 500 use cases, and members of the open source data management ecosystem, including a top lineup of Postgres community leaders from around the world.

To attend Postgres Vision 2016, register here for $99.