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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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Are you interested in PostgreSQL growth and education? Do you support PostgreSQL and want to help? By becoming a member you will be helping to support our mission and be able to influence what we do.

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Call for Volunteers

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: https://postgresql.us/policies/

Please email us at contact (at) postgresql (dot) us and let us know your interest!

recent news posts

  • 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: https://postgresql.us/policies/

    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 elections@postgresql.us:

    1. The name of the member you wish to nominate
    2. 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 board@postgresql.us

    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.

    https://www.socallinuxexpo.org/

    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!

our team

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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 is currently the Chair of the Community Code of Conduct Committee.

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 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.

Katherine McMillan

Katherine McMillan - Director

Katie McMillan leads strategic and creative projects that advance the public health, information technology, and social sectors. She is currently completing her Master’s of Science degree, works as the Assistant to the Chief of Staff for a multi-site Canadian hospital, and is an advisor to local, national and international healthcare and public interest initiatives. Katie brings passion and talent for new now know-how and engaging a diverse range of stakeholders to co-create solutions to complex organizational, industry and systems challenges. She leverages a multi-disciplinary background in Health Systems, Geographic Information Systems, Public Policy, and Data Science, and works with communities to design, select, implement, and monitor solutions in order to improve outcomes with emphasis on multi-intervention approaches, interoperability, mixed methods, and Ubuntu. PostgreSQL is Katie’s favourite database management system, and PostGIS is her favourite extension. In addition to increasing awareness about Free and Open Source software, Katie aims to create and share best practices, consolidate effort, and accelerate the selection, adoption and development of Free and Open Source Software.

Jonathan Katz

Jonathan Katz - Director

Jonathan Katz is Direction of Communication at Crunchy Data and has been on the United States PostgreSQL Association since 2013.
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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.