Schedule - PGDay Chicago 2024

Takeaways from Hacking on Postgres as a Newcomer

Date: 2024-04-26
Time: 15:30–16:15
Room: Hub2
Level: Beginner

Postgres is growing – in usage, in popularity and in the size of the community. And as usage grows, more and more people are wanting to contribute to PostgreSQL as well. However, getting started in Postgres development is more than simply coding a feature or fixing a bug. It’s understanding the codebase, the community, the processes.

I am a Postgres newbie and a developer in the early stages of his career who has been working with Postgres for only a couple years. In this talk, I will share my first experiences with Postgres development. What were the difficulties for me? What made it easier to hack Postgres? Some tips for getting started and what we can do as a community to improve the process. Finally, we will end with how I ended up with my first contribution to the project.

If you’re a new developer wanting to contribute to Postgres or want to hear how my journey is going as a newcomer, please join me.


Melih Mutlu