Upcoming community awesomeness
Now that summer is over and we have officially decided never to schedule anything in August again, we need to share a bunch of upcoming community goodness!
Never lose sight of the goal
- Postgres the center of your data universe at the Seattle Web Developers meetup on September 14th. This is an updated presentation that I gave at Datalayer last May. I am adding some goodies specifically for Web developers.
- PGConf US and NYCPUG are hosting: PGConf US Mini: NYC tomorrow! Bruce Momjian will be speaking on Postgres v10. This is the second mini that PGConf US has organized. The first was last May in Austin. It looks like a great lineup and turnout.
- I will be speaking at PGConf US Local: Ohio in conjunction with Ohio Linux Fest. I will also be training on Postgres Performance and Maintenance. It is great to integrate with other communities and finally bring a formal Postgres event to Ohio is exciting. I hope we can continue to grow it.
- Debbie Cerda will be hosting the Silicon Valley Postgres Meetup on September 19th with speakers Erik Brandsberg of Heimdall Data and Roland Lee on: How to Auto-cache Postgres with no code changes . Hiring Debbie was one of the best decisions Command Prompt ever made. She is allowing us to focus much more on community and business development than ever before. Her ability to connect with people and her willingness to travel has made it a lot easier to meet one of Command Prompt's long term goals: Building out more Postgres community. The Silicon Valley meetup is just one instance. We also launched Denver which has a meeting in November (and possibly October).
- And last but certainly not least, PostgreSQL version 10 is set to be released very, very soon!
It is easy to forget that although code contribution to an Open Source project is vital, so is building the people within and external to the community. The majority of people that go to meetups do not follow -hackers or -general. They are professionals trying to get a job done. It takes a different approach to continue to grow that side of the community than it does with C developers hacking backend code. Our team looks forward to continue to aggressively address the needs of the professional Postgres community.