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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
  • How PG.US Made PGConf NYC 2014 Possible

    When the New York City PostgreSQL User Group (NYCPUG) launched the campaign to create PGDay NYC (now PGConf NYC) back in 2012, our goal was to create a multi-day community PostgreSQL conference in New York City. However, we knew that we had to start small with a one-day two track conference, and even with that, we had many obstacles to overcome: timing, logistics, and of course, securing funding to pay for the event.

    NYCPUG + PG.US = Happy PostgreSQL Users

    When we restarted the New York City PostgreSQL User Group (NYCPUG) in April 2010, about 15 of us gathered in a conference room that we had rented near Penn Station and talked about what we wanted to get out of the user group. At the time, we had about 40 people on the mailing list and absolutely no momentum behind our user group.

    Fast-forward to January 2014, NYCPUG is now the largest PostgreSQL User Group in the United States with almost 850 people (and growing) on the mailing list and a monthly attendance that averages around 50.

    PgUS: Winter Update 2011

    Michael Brewer wrote:

    Greetings, all! Several things to report to the community:

    - I am pleased to announce that Mark Wong was appointed to the board earlier this summer and has accepted the role of Treasurer of the United States PostgreSQL Association (PgUS). Congratulations, Mark!

    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.

    Sponsoring PGXN

    JD Wrote:

    We are pleased to announce that the PgUS Board has decided to sponsor PGXN. For those who don't know what PGXN is, from the website:

    PGXN, the PostgreSQL Extension network, is a central distribution system for open-source PostgreSQL extension libraries. In its first iteration it will consist of four basic parts:

  • An upload and distribution infrastructure for extension developers.
  • A centralized index and API of distribution metadata.
  • A website for searching extensions and perusing their documentation.
  • Syndicate content