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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.


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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PgUS Annual Meeting of Members Notice

The PgUS Board has set the Annual Meeting of Members for August 19, 2021 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 22, 2021.

A reminder email with the connection information was sent on August 17, 2021.

If you did not receive the email, please contact us so we can re-send it.

We look forward to this opportunity to speak directly with our members.

recent news posts

  • The PgUS Board has set the Annual Meeting of Members for August 19, 2021 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 22, 2021.

    A reminder email with the connection information was sent on August 17, 2021.

    If you did not receive the email, please contact us so we can re-send it.

    We look forward to this opportunity to speak directly with our members.

  • Save the date! PgUS is excited to announce PgConfNYC—yes, we're going to be in New York! Our @PostgreSQL community conference will be December 2-3, 2021, at the New York Marriott Downtown! CFP, Registration, and Sponsorships opening soon!


  • The Elections Committee is pleased to announce that Stephen Frost and Stacey Haysler will continue on the PgUS Board for an additional term.

    We thank Jennifer Scheuerell for running.

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

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

    The terms of Directors Stephen Frost and Stacey Haysler will be ending on April 30, 2021.

    Any member of PgUS whose membership is in good standing as of March 18, 2021 at 11:00:00 AM PDT is eligible to run in the election.

    Nominations can be submitted from March 19, 2021 at 00:00 PDT through March 26, 2021 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 8, 2021 at 00:00 PDT until April 14, 2021 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

  • The United States PostgreSQL Association (PgUS) is calling for conference proposals for a Virtual Event to be held in the Fall of 2021.

    Our goal is to have in-person conferences as soon as is reasonable to do so, and we know that everyone is keen to meet again. We are fully aware of the global pandemic situation, and it does not seem either feasible or responsible to have a larger in-person conference this year. We will re-evaluate the situation for 2022, based on the advice of health care officials.

    We are the Community Recognized PostgreSQL association in the US, and the event will need to follow the Community Event Guidelines that you can read about here (https://www.postgresql.org/about/policies/conferences/) and Trademark Guidelines (https://www.postgresql.org/about/policies/trademarks/). We are a 501(c)(3) not for profit organization and therefore must also treat all sponsors equally and impartially (as also discussed in the community conference guidelines).

    We are planning for a one day event with up to three tracks. We anticipate the gathering to have 500 attendees. We plan for this fall event to be fully virtual. We do expect a global audience, however we anticipate the majority being in the Western hemisphere, and the timing of the event should reflect this.

    We are very interested in holding online technical and social events to help build our community. You will work with the PgUS Conference Committee on all details and aspects of putting on the event. PgUS will manage the contracts and related paperwork, and the event will be covered by our insurance.

    All sessions will come from the community through an open Call for Papers. An independent Program Committee, following the guidelines outlined in the Community Conference policy, will select the sessions for the event, and work with you on the schedule for the event. Note that the PgUS conference system will be used for this event, which provides website hosting, a registration system, a call for papers system, a scheduling system, a login using the PostgreSQL Community account, and other related capabilities.

    The items we are looking for in the proposal are as follows:

    1. Project timeline for the event.
    2. Project budget for the event.
    3. Recommended Virtual Event platform for streaming and recording sessions.
    4. Sponsorship prospectus and sponsor acquisition plan for the event.
    5. Advertising and marketing plan for the event.
    6. Selected platform should be able to integrate with the registration system.
    7. Selected platform should be able to integrate with the PgUS scheduling system.
    8. Ability to record sessions.

    The deadline for responses is February 28, 2021. Questions about the event or the selection process, and all final proposals, should be sent to ccomm@postgresql.us.

    Thank you.

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.

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.

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.