The United States PostgreSQL Association (PgUS) is a non profit 501(c)3 public charity created to support PostgreSQL in the United States through user group development, conferences, educational initiatives and fun. You can view the final version of our bylaws online. Anyone who wants to support PostgreSQL efforts in the United States is welcome to join.
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 (irc.freenode.net) 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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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?
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.
Once again United States PostgreSQL is present at Linux Fest Northwest. We are celebrating Free and Open Source software with 2000 other advocates in what is the second largest Free & Open Source conference on the West cost. We have a great list of talks this year with new speakers, speakers from both SeaPUG, WhatcomPUG and PDXPUG. Will you be joining us? Here is the list of PostgreSQL talks.
Welcome to our annual post on how we put together the schedule for the largest PostgreSQL conference in North America. It is long, thorough, and awesome, so buckle up and enjoy the journey!
For PGConf US 2016, we allowed people to submit for 6 training sessions as well as 44 regular speaking sessions. We had a total of 139 submissions, which meant we had to decline 2 out of every 3 submissions. We don't say this to brag: it's actually very painful to decline talks, especially when we have worked and hang out with some of the submitters for more than a decade.
The training submissions were competitive but were not nearly as daunting as picking the talks. Jim & I researched each training session and hammered out the lineup in under an hour. The rest of the talk submissions went to the full talk committee.
Like last year, we tried to answer the following questions when looking at the talks: