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Palamida Hot 25, featuring PostgreSQL

JD wrote:

I was recently requested to present at a Webinar about the Hot 25 Open Source projects. I presented for about 15 minutes (about 14 minute in) on PostgreSQL. You can view and listen below.

PgUS Update 02/19/09

Joshua Drake wrote:

United States PostgreSQL members,

I just wanted to take a moment and let everyone know what is going on with our little non profit.

* New board
* Volunteers needed
* Upcoming events
* Finances update

In the next six weeks or so we will be seating the four new board members. As a reminder these are:

* Richard Broersma, Jr.
* Andrew Dunstan
* Greg Sabino Mullane
* Robert Treat

PgUS .EDU Advocacy Guiding Principles and Goals now online

Michael Brewer wrote:

I've updated the PgUS website with the Education Advocacy Guiding Principles and Goals. Please feel free to send comments and/or feedback.

Also, if you're interested in helping with PostgreSQL advocacy to education, please consider joining our PgUS .EDU committee (.EDUCOMM); send an email indicating your desire/willingness to serve on the committee to secretary (at) postgresql (dot) us.

Thanks for all the laughs 2008!

Joshua Drake wrote:

It is now 2009 and time for a, "Thanks for all the laughs 2008!"

2008 was the year that PgUS spent getting its feet under itself. We formed our board, filed all of our legally required paperwork, paid a lot of money to attorneys, held elections and even managed to have some fun by working on parts of our mission. Many goals for 2008 were met.

We have ensured that when the new board was seated the majority of our logistical infrastructure was in place. CPA, Legal, etc...

Our Attorney is:

Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

PgUS Board Runoff Election now closed

mbrewer wrote:

The runoff has now ended; congratulations to the newly elected 2009-2011 PgUS Board members!

Richard Broersma, Jr.
Andrew Dunstan
Greg Sabino Mullane
Robert Treat

Thanks again to all the nominees and to everyone who voted! :)

PgUS Election Results and Runoff announcement

Congratulations to the following new board members of PgUS!

Andrew Dunstan
Greg Sabino Mullane
Robert Treat

We need to have a runoff election for the fourth and final seat; the candidates for that seat are:

Richard Broersma, Jr.
Ned Lilly

To vote in the runoff, please go to:

https://www.postgresql.us/elections/2008/semi-annual/runoff

If there are no objections, I'll close the elections after 23:59:59 EST on Monday, 17 November (2008). All professional and student members can vote in the runoff, even if you didn't vote in the general.

Thanks to all the nominees! :)

PgUS board elections now closed...

The PgUS board elections have now closed; we'll post the results shortly. Thanks to everyone who voted!

Talking to students at Northern Arizona State ACM

JD Wrote, on Thursday October 16th I flew down to Flagstaff Arizona to give a talk to the local ACM. It was a long talk, including questions lasting about 2 hours and 20 minutes. The talk encompassed Open Source including general governance models and licensing, PostgreSQL including .Org, .US and .EU (with spurious mentions of others such as JPUG) and the Job Market. The talk was attended by about 30 students and at least 2 professors. There were two primary items that struck me about the students. One was the general ignorance about Open Source.

Board Elections are now open!

JD Wrote:

The Board Elections are now open. Cast your vote!. If you are not yet a member of PgUS, now is the time to join. Any member who joins before the end of the vote, may vote.

PgUS 2008 semi-annual election

Greetings! The United States PostgreSQL Association (PgUS), in accordance with its bylaws, is holding an election at the semi-annual meeting for the remaining four board seats.

Information about the election procedure, timeframe, and links to the nominee platforms are all available at:

https://www.postgresql.us/elections/2008

Best of luck to the excellent nominees!

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