Melanie Plageman

Company: Pivotal
Twitter: @melanieplageman

Melanie is a developer at Pivotal working on Greenplum, a massively parallel fork of Postgres. She started as a Postgres user, and, after developing a C-language extension for enhanced string formatting, became interested in hacking on Postgres. She currently works on query processing, including Postgres' planner and executor, as well as Pivotal's own open-source optimizer for big data, Orca.
She is passionate both about making Greenplum fast and about building the tools and processes to make it easier for new contributors to start hacking on Postgres.