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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.
  • Financial Support for United States PostgreSQL User Groups

    JD Wrote:

    As the United States PostgreSQL Association continues to grow we are extending the services we provide to our members and the PostgreSQL.Org community in the United States. I am pleased to announce that we have budgeted for 4000.00 USD to be provided to United States based PostgreSQL User Groups from September 2010 through December 2010.

    A great opening to SeaPug

    JD Wrote:

    After performing perfunctory commercial duties by teaching a class in Seattle on the 9th, I was given the honor to providing the first talk at SeaPug. As mentioned previously the talk was titled Dumb Simple PostgreSQL Performance and is the talk I have given half a dozen times at various groups in the PNW over the last three months. I am excited to see the Seattle group launch. The first meeting had 14 people (including myself). If you are in the Seattle area and would like to attend SeaPug, point yourself over to their website.

    Seattle PostgreSQL Users's Group

    JD Wrote:

    Last West, a sign up sheet was sent out for people who were interested in starting a Seattle PostgreSQL group. I am please to say that this group has started. Their first meeting is February 9th, 2010. I have the honor of being their first speaker. I will be speaking on Dumb Simple PostgreSQL Performance, which is the same talk I have been giving at various user groups around Seattle (Python, Django, Perl). You can check out there website here.

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