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The United States PostgreSQL Association, affectionately known as PgUS, is a IRS 501(c)(3) public charity. Our purpose is to support the growth and education of PostgreSQL, The World's Most Advanced Open Source Database.

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PgUS Announces PgDay Chicago 2023

PgUS is excited to announce PgDay Chicago 2023!

This one-day event will be held April 20, 2023 at the Convene on West Adams. It will be a one-track, full day event with presentations, networking, and sponsor hall.

The website will be launched soon, with details of the Call For Papers, Registration, and Sponsorship information.

We look forward to seeing you in Chicago!

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  • PgUS is excited to announce PgDay Chicago 2023!

    This one-day event will be held April 20, 2023 at the Convene on West Adams. It will be a one-track, full day event with presentations, networking, and sponsor hall.

    The website will be launched soon, with details of the Call For Papers, Registration, and Sponsorship information.

    We look forward to seeing you in Chicago!

  • This email was sent on July 14, 2022, to all active PgUS members.

    NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING OF THE MEMBERS OF UNITED STATES POSTGRESQL ASSOCIATION

    The meeting will be held:

    AUGUST 18, 2022

    1:00 PM US/Eastern

    10:00 AM US/Pacific

    18:00 GMT

    19:00 Europe/Paris

    18:00 Europe/London

    03:00 [next day], 2022 Australia/Sydney

    Location: This meeting will be held virtually.

    Each member joining the meeting will need a password to join the meeting.
    The password will be available to members in good standing by going to: https://postgresql.us/membership/meetings/ and then clicking on the meeting. The meeting page will include the password and instructions for joining the meeting.

    AGENDA

    • Welcome and introductions

    • Declaration of quorum according to organization by-laws

    • Business arising from minutes of the last AGM, if any

    • Report from Board President with reference Strategic Plan

    • Questions/discussion of this information

    • Report from Treasurer

    • Questions

    • Annual Report from Committees

    • Conference
    • Diversity
    • Expo
    • User Group

    • Any other business according to by-laws

    • Adjournment of business meeting.

    Members of the Association are welcome to attend the meeting, but only Members in the Association in good standing as of July 17, 2022 are entitled to vote, and only one vote may be cast on behalf of each Member at the meeting. In addition to such other business as may properly come before the Members at the meeting, the Members may be asked to consider and act on items.

    Remote Communication Voting. Members in the Association are permitted to participate in meetings by remote communication and member ballots and proxy votes are permitted to be transmitted electronically.

    Committees: Current members are encouraged to participate in the further development and growth of the Association through committee participation. Current committees include:

    • Conference: The Conference Committee promotes the education of the public about PostgreSQL by running annual conferences, either directly or by working with an organization committee for the event, in particular the PgConfNYC national conference as well as smaller PgDay conferences around the country.
    • Diversity: 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.
    • Expo: 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).
    • User Group: 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).

    Candidates for committee membership should be able to participate in regular conference call meetings, and be able to commit to a minimum of 5 hours per month for committee contributions. Interested members should send their intent to contact (at sign) postgresql (dot) us for consideration. All candidates will be reviewed by the Board and the current members of that Committee, and upon approval will be appointed by the Board.

  • We are pleased to add Sarah Conway to the PgUS Board and to have Jonathan S. Katz and Mark Wong continue on the PgUS Board for an additional term.

    Thank you to all of our members who took the time to vote!

  • The election for 3 seats on the PgUS board is now currently open.

    The election closes on 12 April 2022 at 23:59 PDT.

    Voting instructions have been sent to all PgUS members eligible to vote.

    If you believe you are eligible to vote, and did not receive the email, please email the Elections Committee at:

    elections (at sign) pgus (dot) com

    Thank you for participating in the election.

  • This year, we have three candidates for the Board of Directors (in alphabetical order by last name):

    1. Sarah Conway

    2. Jonathan Katz

    3. Mark Wong

    The candidate bios and statements have been sent by email to all PgUS members eligible to vote.

    Voting instructions will be sent on April 6, 2022. Voting will be open from April 6, 2022 through April 12, 2022.

    If you believe you are eligible to vote, and did not receive the email, please email the Elections Committee at:

    elections (at sign) pgus (dot) com

our team

because they make the magic happen

Stacey Haysler

Stacey Haysler - President

Stacey Haysler is the CFO and COO of PostgreSQL Experts, Inc. She first became involved in the Postgres community in 2010, and has worked as an organizer and conference staff for a number of conferences, both in North America and Europe, as well as being part of the start up team for PgDay San Francisco. She founded the Django Events Foundation North America (DEFNA), a nonprofit associated with the Django Software Foundation, and was a principal organizer of DjangoConUS for three years. She also served as Treasurer of the DSF for a year while starting DEFNA. She is a PostgreSQL contributor.

She worked with the Core Team to develop the PostgreSQL Community Code of Conduct in 2017, and served as the Chair of the Community Code of Conduct Committee through September 2021.

Stephen Frost

Stephen Frost - Vice President

Stephen Frost is the Chief Technology Officer for Crunchy Data Solutions, Inc as well as a PostgreSQL Committer and Major Contributor. His previous work has included implementing the role system in 8.1 (replacing the previous user/group system), column-level privileges in 8.4 and improvements to PL/pgSQL.

Mark Wong

Mark Wong - Treasurer

Mark Wong is currently employed by EDB and is a PostgreSQL Major Contributor. His background is in database systems solutions and performance. He first introduced himself to the PostgreSQL community in 2003 with open source benchmarking kits and performance data. Since then, he has continued to contribute to various aspects of the community such as a Google Summer of Code mentor, PGConf.US Organizer, Portland PostgreSQL Users Group Co-Organizer, PostgreSQL Fundraising Group Member, and Treasurer and President of PgUS.

Jonathan Katz

Jonathan Katz - Director

Jonathan S. Katz is a Principal Product Manager - Technical at Amazon on the Amazon RDS team. Jonathan is also a Core Team Member of the PostgreSQL Project, responsible for advocacy, release and governance efforts and is Secretary and a board member for the nonprofit PostgreSQL Community Association of Canada.

Prior to Amazon, Jonathan as VP of Platform Engineering at Crunchy Data. Before that he was CTO at VenueBook and VP of Technology at Paperless Post. At all companies Jonathan developed robust platforms using or delivering PostgreSQL, taking advantage of its many features, from complex data types to its ability to stream logical changes.

Jonathan graduated from Tufts University with a B.S. in Computer Science and a B.A. in Mathematics.

Michael Brewer

Michael Brewer - Secretary

Michael Brewer is a Web Developer Principal in the Franklin College Office of Information Technology at The University of Georgia. Michael's responsibilities include developing applications for intranet and internet use, creating and managing databases, and desktop and network support. One of the applications he developed won a national award for innovation in advising technology. He is one of the founding board members of the United States PostgreSQL Association.