PostgreSQL CHAR(10) Conference

PostgreSQL CHAR(10) Conference is in Oxford, UK on 2-3 July 2010.

CHAR(10) stands for Clustering, High Availability, Replication, though includes all forms of Parallel, Distributed and Grid architectures. CHAR(10) will be held at Oriel College, Oxford University in the centre of Oxford, UK. Accommodation is also available on-site, a few minutes' walk from the River Thames and in the heart of a busy town, both ancient and modern.

PostgreSQL CHAR(10) is an international conference that aims to stimulate discussion and development of technologies in the areas of:

  • Clustering technologies
  • High Availability solutions
  • Replication techniques
  • Distributed Cacheing and Querying 
  • Parallel & Massively Parallel processing 
  • Grid Architectures 
  • Remote & Distributed processing 
  • Load balancing 
  • Recovery and Resilience

and will cover PostgreSQL and derived technologies, plus associated or underlying technologies such as distributed filesystems, cacheing, networking or hardware. Open source or otherwise.

The Conference is split 80% talks, 20% meetings and groups. The conference is timed to be at the start of development cycle for the next PostgreSQL release, so will be a key meeting place for launching new development projects.  Talks will be selected based upon their novelty but also upon their ability to explain to a wide audience of users, architects, developers and infrastructure specialists.

The Call for Papers is now closed. Contact us at

Conference fees will be

  • Conference Fee - £325 - includes lunch, dinner
  • On-site Accommodation at Oriel College - £70 per night bed and breakfast (en-suite)

Accommodation is available for up to 3 nights, on 1st, 2nd, 3rd July only. (It's fixed length...)

Proceedings will be published separately at £95 after the event for non-attendees.

Conference Program

Thursday, 1st July - from 14.00: Arrival, registration and Open Source coding

Friday, 2nd July – from 9.35 to 18.15: Conference Talk Schedule, followed by Courtyard Drinks and Dinner

Saturday, 3rd July – from 9.30 to 18.15: Conference Talk Schedule, followed by Conference Banquet

Simon Riggs invites delegates to join him on a tour of Oxford on Sunday morning, 4th July, followed by lunch at a pub and then attend an open air Shakespeare play at Oxford Castle in the afternoon.

For travel information see How to find the college. In brief, international travellers should aim for London (Heathrow). Oxford is 1 hour from London by road and rail.

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