United States PostgreSQL Association (PgUS)

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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 2024 Elections Results

The election results have been tallied and verified.

PgUS welcomes Eliza Bennett to her first term on the Board.

We are also pleased to have Mark Wong and Jonathan Katz continue on the PgUS Board for an additional term.

We appreciate Michael Brewer for his service on the Board during his numerous terms.

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

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  • The election results have been tallied and verified.

    PgUS welcomes Eliza Bennett to her first term on the Board.

    We are also pleased to have Mark Wong and Jonathan Katz continue on the PgUS Board for an additional term.

    We appreciate Michael Brewer for his service on the Board during his numerous terms.

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

  • Today, PgUS joins the entire PostgreSQL community in mourning the death of Simon Riggs on March 26, 2024.

    Simon’s contributions to the project and community were significant, both in terms of technical contributions and personal involvement.

    Important PostgreSQL features, such as point in time recovery, hot standby, and synchronous replication, are directly due to Simon’s work on the project.

    Simon was generous with his time and talents, mentoring and guiding countless individuals over the years, many of whom have become active community participants and contributors themselves.

    His success with 2ndQuadrant, which he started as a solo founder and grew to an international company with offices in multiple cities, inspired others to run businesses related to PostgreSQL.

    Simon spoke at major PostgreSQL conferences, including many PgUS events, as well as several PgDay events. His presentations were entertaining, as well as educational. He could always be found in the hallway after, answering further questions and engaging in earnest discussions with the attendees. We appreciate his contributions to our events and his camaraderie with our members.

    Much of the PostgreSQL code and community are at the advanced levels they are today because of Simon’s work and participation, and we mourn the loss of our friend and colleague.

    PgUS sends condolences to his wife, Karen, to Simon’s extended family, and to all in the PostgreSQL and Open Source communities who knew and worked with Simon.

  • The nomination period for the United Stated PostgreSQL Association (PgUS) Board elections has now ended. Thank you for your participation in the nomination process.

    The nominees will now be reviewed for eligibility and interviewed to confirm their intent to run and to provide information about their candidacy.

    More information will be sent via email to the membership no later than April 2, 2024 about the slate of candidates, their bios and position statements, and the election mechanism.

    If you have any questions about the elections, please contact us at elections (at sign) postgresql (dot) us.

    Thanks again for your support of PgUS and the nomination process!

  • Dear PgUS Member - The United States PostgreSQL Association (PgUS) announces upcoming elections for three seats on its Board of Directors.

    The terms of Directors Michael Brewer, Jonathan Katz, and Mark Wong will be ending on April 30, 2024.

    Any member of PgUS whose membership is in good standing as of March 12, 2024 at 10:00:00 AM PDT is eligible to run in the election.

    Nominations can be submitted from now (March 13, 2024) through March 20, 2024 at 23:59 PDT by PgUS members who are in good standing 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 April 3, 2024 at 00:00 PDT until April 9, 2024 at 23:59 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

    On behalf of the Board of Directors, I thank you for your continued support of PgUS and our ongoing activities.

    Regards, Michael Brewer Secretary, PgUS On Behalf of the Board of Directors

  • The Directors appointed Elizabeth to the Board to finish the term ending April 30, 2025. You may have met Elizabeth at an event as she speaks at Postgres and developer conferences. She is also co-organizer of the Kansas City PUG. Elizabeth has been the Communications Coordinator for PgUS since February 2022, managing the Member Newsletter, and also the communications with conference attendees for our New York and Chicago events.

pgUS board

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.

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.

Elizabeth Christensen

Elizabeth Garrett Christensen - Director

Elizabeth Garrett Christensen works on Postgres educational content at Crunchy Data. She writes blogs, tutorials, and product documentation while also assisting with Postgres product development. Elizabeth organizes the global PostGIS Day and hosts a local Kansas City Postgres User Group. Elizabeth enjoys speaking at Postgres events, open source events, and developer conferences primarily for users new to Postgres or in non-traditional technical roles. Elizabeth has a B.A. in Archeology from the University of Texas and a background in academic publishing software and open-source software.

Eliza Bennett

Eliza Bennett - Director

Eliza has been in international communications, government relations, advocacy, and governance for over 20 years now. She no formal professional PostgreSQL or tech expertise but brings with her over two decades of experience managing and leading in large, complex, and diverse organizations. A proud member of the LGBTQ community, she is passionate about initiatives that promote fair, inclusive, and supportive environments for all. She came into the PostgreSQL community in 2021 through happy circumstance, and has since attended over ten events across Europe and the United States and Canada, including speaking at several conferences. Eliza has served on the PostgreSQL Code of Conduct Committee for over two years, and is in her first year as Chair of the Committee.