Talks and Tutorials

Nicholas Chauvat talking at Europython, photo by Duncan Grisby Spring 2008 will include formal Talks and Tutorials as well as Lightning Talks.

Pre-conference Tutorials

On Monday 31st March there will be three full day tutorials:

These tutorials will precede the conference, will incur an extra cost, and it will be essential to book beforehand. They will start at 10.30 am, giving time for travel (no need to stay over the night before!) and finish around 5.30pm.

During the main conference over the next two days, there will be other, shorter, tutorials.

Talks and Tutorials

David Chan talking, photo by Duncan Grisby

We'll be running the conference in two streams, with both talks and tutorials, on Tuesday 1st April and Wednesday 2nd April.

Talk Abstracts

Abstracts of the accepted talks can be seen here.


The PostgreSQL UK User Group and UKUUG PostgreSQL SIG will be running a one day conference on Wednesday 2nd April in parallel with and at the same venue as Spring 2008. This is being organised by the User Group and administered by UKUUG. If you are a delegate to Spring 2008 you will be able to attend PostgreSQL talks; if you wish to attend the PostgreSQL event only you will be able to book for just that event, and attend Wednesday Spring 2008 talks if you wish.

Details of the PostgreSQL event can be found here.

Lightning Talks

Lightning Talks are a popular feature, and are ideal for people who have something to say but are not ready for a full talk. You can float an idea, describe a project you're working on, solicit help, or even have a rant. The idea is that each speaker is given just 5 minutes to talk, and no more.

Lightning talks are a good way of attracting interest in your project.

Submission Formats

We can accept talks in any of the common formats, Open Document Format, PowerPoint, MagicPoint, etc, but for ease of publishing would prefer:

  • HTML, this makes distribution a breeze and is truly open. There are a number of good systems out there, for example: or,
  • PDF

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