2016 PgUS Board Election

Hello, everyone! I would like to announce the opening of nominations and the voting procedure for the 2016 PgUS board election.

Our nomination period is open until October 25th; candidates may be nominated or self nominate by emailing the corporation secretary (me) at:
I will be posting platforms/bios on the PgUS website by October 26. PgUS members may vote via email to:

PgConf US 2017 CFP now open!

The CFP for PGConf US 2017 is now open. You can read all about it and submit here. This coming conference is set to be the largest we have had. As we continue to grow we continue to add options for our attendees including a Job Fair and an additional day.

Autonomous employment

Did you know that there is not a single major contributor to PostgreSQL that is not paid to be a contributor to the project?

There is nothing wrong with that. I would argue that it is a sign of a healthy project. However, it does come with downsides. The most important one being that no matter how autonomous your employer says that your work is, at any point your priorities are driven by what is best for the company. That means, it is driven by profit. If the work being done is not going to lend itself to the bottom line of the sponsoring company, those priorities may change.

Unsung Heroes: Steve Atkins

Continuing my Building a Better community series, I contacted Steve Atkins. There was an interesting twist to this particular Unsung Hero. I initially contacted lluad on #postgresql ( due to his continuous and untiring efforts to help people on channel. What I didn't know is that Steve Atkins is actually lluad. Read on for some interesting bits.

How do you use PostgreSQL?

I use PostgreSQL almost any time I need to store or process structured data.

PostgreSQL at OSCON 2016!

Austin, Texas – May 16, 2016 – The PostgreSQL community announces their participation at OSCON 2016, the largest open source conference in North America. OSCON takes place in Austin, Texas, May 16 – 19, 2016 and is the best opportunity to meet the open source community.

Building a better community: The Unsung Heroes collection

For every Robert Haas, Bruce Momjian, Dave Page, Tom Lane, and Peter Eisentraut there are dozens of Jonathan Katz, Jim Mlgodenski and Denish Patels. Beyond that there are hundreds of Lloyd Albin, Boyan Botev, Eric Worden, David G. Johnston, and Debra Cerdas. They are all valuable community members and they all play their part in helping the community continue to succeed.

Building a better community part one

As one of the founders of United States PostgreSQL, I have always had a vision of where the corporation should go. Our corporation has continued to move forward and we have achieved some great things. Although it has taken longer than I expected and we are still behind from some of my goals, PostgreSQL has become one of the dominant Open Source databases in the market. By sticking to a tried, true and tested model our community has built strongholds in every sector of business from small mom-and-pops to Wall Street to the Military.

PgConf.US Partners with Techie Youth for Annual Charity Auction!

There are many PostgreSQL conference opportunities throughout North America and there are many reasons to attend all of them. There is only one reason you need to attend PgConf.US 2016 and it is not:

  • The amazing selection of content to chose from
  • The largest networking opportunities available from any PostgreSQL conference
  • Rubbing elbows with the who’s who of PostgreSQL
  • The dedication to diversity within the community
  • The best education opportunities within the PostgreSQL ecosystem

PgConf.US and the community pavilion!

PostgreSQL loves community and nowhere is that more obvious than PgConf US. This year PgConf US has instituted a fan favorite, the Community Pavilion. When you combine the most advanced database in the world with some of the best open source technology in the world what do you find?

A powerhouse of interest that brings forth every corner of the technological spectrum to collaborate.

Who are a few of these technological marvels attending the largest and most popular PostgreSQL conference in the United States?

  • Python via BigApplePy
  • Node.js
  • Why PgConf.US, 20 years of PostgreSQL -- That's why!

    A conference specifically engineered to bring together community, developers, users, and the companies that support PostgreSQL, PgConf US is the conference for PostgreSQL in North America. When you attend you will be surrounded by the best and brightest that our community has to offer.

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