PgUS is looking for people to join our Committees, as well as looking to fill some specific roles, to help us accomplish our goals of supporting PostgreSQL and growing the community.
The following Committees are looking for members:
The Diversity Committee promotes an inclusive environment in the PostgreSQL community through outreach programs and the support of educational endeavors for underrepresented PostgreSQL users in the United States.
Sarah Conway Schnurr is the current chair of the committee.
The User Group Committee promotes the education of the public about PostgreSQL by holding monthly, semi-monthly, or other regularly scheduled local meetings (aka "meetups") to bring together those interested in learning about PostgreSQL (either physically or virtually), either directly or by working with local organizers of PostgreSQL User Groups (aka PUGs).
Dave Cramer is the current chair of the committee.
The Expo Committee promotes the use and education of PostgreSQL by exhibiting at various non-PostgreSQL events, either directly or by working with other volunteers, in-person or virtually, where those events are suitably aligned with PgUS's mission (eg: non-profit, volunteer-run general events such as SCALE, or open-source focused events such as FOSS4G).
Mark Wong is the current chair of the committee.
Communications Director. PgUS is exploring ways to improve communications with our members. Some of the options we are considering are:
• more frequent social media postings
• expanding social media channels
• updating the News feed on the PgUS website more frequently
• monthly emails to the membership with updates from the Board, the Committees, and other PgUS news
To that end, PgUS is looking for an individual who could lead these outreach efforts, working with the board and officers, to communicate with our membership and to run membership drives and solicit the membership for help with committees and other PgUS efforts.
The Committee member selection process is outlined here:
Please email us at contact (at) postgresql (dot) us and let us know your interest!
The PgUS Board has set the Annual Meeting of Members for August 20, 2020 at 10:00 AM Pacific Time. A Notice of Meeting with the connection details and agenda was sent by email to all active Members on July 17, 2020. If you did not receive the email, please contact us so we can re-send it. Reminder emails will be sent two weeks, one week, and one day prior to the meeting. We look forward to this opportunity to speak directly with our members.
We are pleased to have Jonathan Katz and Mark Wong continue on the Board for an additional term.
We welcome Katie McMillan to her first term on the Board.
We thank Michael Brewer and Marc Linster for running.
We appreciate Michael's service as Board Secretary during the current term.
And thank you to all of our members who took the time to vote!
The United States PostgreSQL Association (PgUS) wishes to announce upcoming elections for three seats on its Board of Directors.
The terms of Directors Michael Brewer, Jonathan S. Katz, and Mark Wong will be ending on April 30, 2020.
Any member of PgUS whose membership is in good standing as of March 11, 2020 at 11:00:00 AM PDT is eligible to run in the election.
Nominations can be submitted by PgUS members who are in good standing from March 18, 2020 at 11:00:00 AM PDT through March 25, 2020, 23:59 PDT by following the instructions below.
Candidates who meet the nomination requirements and accept their nomination will be asked to provide information around their candidacy after the nomination period has closed. This information will be posted on the PgUS website (postgresql.us) as well as be emailed to the membership for consideration.
The election will be held from March 30, 2020 at 00:00:00 PDT until April 4, 2020 at 23:59:00 PDT. Instructions on how to vote will be provided on the PgUS website (postgresql.us) as well as emailed to the membership
If you wish to be a candidate for the upcoming election of PgUS, or wish to nominate another member, please send the following information to email@example.com:
- The name of the member you wish to nominate
- A 1-2 sentence description as to why you are nominating this member
Any questions on the election can be sent directly to the PgUS board at firstname.lastname@example.org
We look forward to receiving your nominations.
Location: Pasadena, California, United States
PostgreSQL@SCaLE is a two day, two track event which takes place on Thursday/Friday March 5-6, 2020, at Pasadena Convention Center, as part of SCaLE 18x. PostgreSQL@SCaLE will present talks designed for a general audience of web developers, sysadmins, DBAs and open source users. Presentations will have significant technical content in lecture-style breakout sessions.
SCaLE is a completely volunteer-driven event, and in the last decade it has grown into the largest volunteer-run Linux/FOSS event in North America. SCaLE 18x takes place on March 5-8, 2020.
We look forward to seeing you in March!