Samantha Billington

Company: OpenTable

Samantha Billington is currently the manager of the data platforms team at OpenTable. Her focus is on automation and administration of 250+ Postgres nodes across ~75 database clusters. Previously, Samantha managed the database team for TurnItIn, was the postgres DBA for McAfee Secure, and has weathered a few startups in between. Her career began in 2000 at Palo Alto Internet eXchange (PAIX), leading into database engineering for Internet Systems Consortium. She has been an active speaker in the Postgres community since 2014, presenting on topics of upgrades, scaling, replication lag and data warehouse design.