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Whatcom PgDay @ LinuxFestNorthwest April 25th & 26th

JD says:

It is that time of year and once again, PostgreSQL will be at LinuxFest Northwest. LinuxFest Northwest is a high attendance (1500+) conference covering Linux and other Open Source technologies. It is a free event (although there are paid options). The PgDay as part of United States PostgreSQL has the following talks!

* Web-Scale PostgreSQL: The Best of the JSON and Relational Worlds. Speaker: Jonathan Katz
* Shootout at the PAAS Corral. Speaker: Josh Berkus
* Vacuum 101. Speaker: Gabrielle Roth

Accepting code donations from the Ukraine (Crimea) and other sanctioned countries

President Obama recently signed Executive Order: #13685 [1] , in short this Order states:

(a) The following are prohibited:
(i) new investment in the Crimea region of Ukraine by a United States person, wherever located;
(ii) the importation into the United States, directly or indirectly, of any goods, services, or technology from the Crimea region of Ukraine;
(iii) the exportation, reexportation, sale, or supply, directly or indirectly, from the United States, or by a United States person, wherever located, of any goods, services, or technology to the Crimea region of Ukraine;
and

An evening with PostgreSQL and Sponsoring LFNW

JD wrote:

A couple of weeks ago I spoke at Bellingham Linux User Group with a talk entitled: An Evening with PostgreSQL. It was an enlightening talk for me because it was the first time, in a long time, that I have spoke to a non-postgresql community. Most of the people in attendance were Linux Users of course but also a few Mongo as well as MySQL users. I was asked questions such as, "Why would I use PostgreSQL over MySQL?". To be honest, I didn't even realize that was still a question but it opens up a huge advocacy opportunity.

PgUS moves to Google Apps

In an effort to utilize infrastructure that is far more capable than what we can as volunteers provide, PgUS has moved to Google Apps. As a 501c3 we are offered a host of benefits that will help us grow the organization as well as increase collaboration and communication among the board and corporation members. We expect to be performing technical and advocacy hangouts often, as well as configuring a PgUS YouTube channel to put forth video resources for those wanting to know and learn more about PostgreSQL.

Look for more news in the future. It is exciting times!

PgUS: Welcomes Dallas/Forth Worth PostgreSQL User Group

As United States PostgreSQL continues its support for PostgreSQL User Groups it is my pleasure to announce that the Dallas/Forth Worth PostgreSQL User Group has decided to become part of the PgUS family. The resolution passed with 100% consent and it is great to see them on board. You may visit the resolution here:

https://postgresql.us/node/144

PgUS Fall Update 2014

It has been a little quiet on the U.S. front of late. Alas, summer of 2014 has come and gone and it is time to strap on the gators and get a little muddy. Although we have been relatively quiet we have been doing some work. In 2013 the board appointed two new board members, Jonathan S. Katz and Jim Mlodgeski. We also affiliated with multiple PostgreSQL User Groups:

  • NYCPUG
  • PhillyPUG
  • SeaPUG
  • PDXPUG
  • PgUS, Spring Update 2011

    JD Wrote:

    Yes folks, PgUS is actually still functioning. Over the past few months, we have sponsored the PostgreSQL efforts at MySQLCon, NYCPUG and are also sponsoring the upcoming PgDay at OSCON in July. Further we are working to setup a PgDay in Denver and have started discussions for Austin.

    PgUS Sponsors NYCPug meetup

    JD Wrote:

    10/20/2010, Jim Mlodgenski spoke about GridSQL to the NYCPug. There were 14 community members present. Mason Sharp says, "The user group is getting nice momentum, with about that same amount of people the last 3 or so meetings, with different people going, not all of the same ones. I like the fact that many of these people are really enthusiastic that there is such a group now in NYC." It is great that NYC is taking off and PgUS is happy to sponsor another PostgreSQL User Group.

    PgUS looking for help to migrate from Drupal 5 to Drupal 6 on new VM.

    JD Wrote:

    The PgUS Board is currently tapped on time resources and is looking for someone to help us migrate our Drupal 5 instance to Drupal 6 on our new virtual machine. We are of course running Linux on both although we will be migrating from CentOS to Debian or Ubuntu. The site is not large but does make use of views and UberCart. We are willing to pay someone to perform this service for us. If you are interested please email jd - @ - postgresql.us with interest, questions and estimate.

    PgUS sponsors SFPUG 9.0 Pre-Release party!

    JD wrote:

    The San Francisco PostgreSQL User Group is hosting a PostgreSQL 9.0 Pre-Release party on September 17th. RSVP and details are here. United States PostgreSQL is proud to be one of the financial sponsors of this event. SFPUG was the first of the User Groups to take us up on our Financial Sponsorship program and we hope many more will follow.

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