PostgreSQL Conference Organized was Held by TÜBİTAK BİLGEM Software Technologies Research Institute (YTE)

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PostgreSQL Conference organized by TÜBİTAK BİLGEM Software Technologies Research Institute (YTE) was held on January 24 2019 in the conference hall of BTK (Information Technologies and Communications Authority).

The conference, which was held with the intense interest of participants from all sectors, managed to reach the largest audience among the conferences held in this field with more than 700 participants.

Technical presentations on PostgreSQL were made at the conference, which started with the opening speeches of TÜBİTAK BİLGEM YTE Institute Director Cemil Sağıroğlu, BTK Director Ömer Abdullah Karagözoğlu, Deputy Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Ömer Fatih Sayan and Deputy Minister of Industry and Technology Mehmet Fatih Kacır.

TÜBİTAK BİLGEM YTE Institute Director Cemil Sağıroğlu stated that among open source technologies, data management technologies have a different importance for our country in terms of economy and national security, additionally, Mr. Sağıroğlu stated that the increase in the use of open source data management technologies and the decrease in the resources allocated to commercial product licenses will ensure that the national wealth is used in domestic services with high added value in our country. For this purpose, our goal is to popularize PostgreSQL, the world's most advanced open-source database, which is one of the first open-source projects with a history of more than 40 years.

The Director of YTE also stated that they have put forward an approach towards the creation of an "ecosystem" in their studies with three focuses, "Guidance and Develop Speciality", "Support and Activate" and "Bring Innovation and Contribute”. In addition, he gave information about the activities carried out for the dissemination of PostgreSQL in 2018 and the works to be done in 2019 and beyond. 

Deputy Minister of Industry and Technology Mehmet Fatih Kacır, touched upon the initiatives to encourage and support the use of open source, which has an important role in the National Technological Advance. The Deputy Minister emphasized the necessity of improving the number and quality of expert human resources in our country in this field. He also expressed his encouragement and support for the widespread use of open source policy in the public sector through mentioning the success in using PostgreSQL in the Government Accounting System, which was developed in cooperation with the Ministry of Treasury and Finance, General Directorate of Public Accounts and YTE.

Plaques were presented to General Manager of Public Accounts Ertan Erüz, and Vice President of Revenue Administration Semi Okumuş, for their contributions to the use of PostgreSQL in the Government Accounting System and the Ledger Statement System, one of the successful practices in the public sector.

To access information and training presentations about the conference, click here