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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Continuing our efforts in reaching out to tertiary communities, I will be giving my Dumb Simple PostgreSQL Performance talk at SPUG on the 19th. If you are in Seattle you should stop by. Here are the details:
If you are so inclined, please come to the pre-meeting at the nearby Elephant & Castle pub on 5th & Union (see map below). We'll be there from 5:00 pm to 6:19 pm.
520 Pike Street, Suite 1800
Seattle, WA 98101
Michael Brewer wrote:
Greetings! The United States PostgreSQL Association (PgUS), in accordance with its bylaws, elected the following three individuals (listed in alphabetical order) to serve as board members for 2010-2012:
- Michael Brewer
- Joshua Drake
- Bruce Momjian
Thanks to all the nominees and voters!
Michael Brewer wrote:
Greetings! The United States PostgreSQL Association (PgUS), in accordance with its bylaws, is holding an election for three board member seats (currently being held by Michael Brewer, Joshua Drake, and Bruce Momjian).
Information about the election procedure, timeframe, and links to the nominee platforms are all available at:
Best of luck to the excellent nominees!
So what is going on and what has happened over the last year?
First and foremost, I should mention that PgUS is about to have an election for 3 board seats. The current nominees are:
You need to be a Professional or Student Member to vote. In order to update your membership to a voting membership open your favorite web browser and go to:
As most of you have seen at this point, United States PostgreSQL is about to have elections for three board seats. The seats are currently filled by myself (JD), Bruce Momjian and Michael Brewer. You can read more about the election here. In order to vote, you must be a current member of PgUS. Unfortunately we haven't been as good as we should be about communicating expiring memberships to people. Most of our original members became members at West 2008. The majority of those memberships have now lapsed.