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Tatsuo Ishii

PostgreSQL Person of the Week Interview with Tatsuo Ishii: I live in Kanagawa prefecture of Japan, which is adjacent to Tokyo, with my wife. I love to walk beaches, listen to music (classical, rock and Jazz) from my favorite audio set (mainly consisting of TANNOY speakers and Luxman amplifiers), and read Sci-Fi books. I am working for SRA OSS, Inc. Japan as a branch manager and an engineer since 2005.
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Gilberto Castillo

PostgreSQL Person of the Week Interview with Gilberto Castillo: My name is Gilberto, I live in Havana, Cuba. I’m married, with three sons. I love sports and I exercise together with my sons. My favorite sports are handball, baseball and basketball. I also enjoy dancing to all kind of music. Havana is the Capital of all Cubans, my recommendation to everyone is: do not miss the opportunity to visit the history places Havana has to offer!
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Kohei Kaigai

PostgreSQL Person of the Week Interview with Kohei Kaigai: I grew up in Shiga, Japan. It is known as the lake-side area of the greatest lake in our nation. I studied computer science and business administration at the University of Tsukuba. After that, I started my first career at NEC, as a developer of Linux kernel.
Tags:   postgresql    heterodb    japan    pgsql-hackers    parallelization    custom-scan-provides    foreign-data-wrapper    gpu    nvme    pg_strom    postgis    selinux   
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Tomas Vondra

PostgreSQL Person of the Week Interview with Tomas Vondra: My name is Tomas Vondra, I live in Prague, and I’m a PostgreSQL user, developer, contributor and committer. I work for 2ndQuadrant, one of the companies contributing to PostgreSQL and providing services related to it, and I’m also involved in the local PostgreSQL community in various ways. Aside from that I do have various sports-related hobbies - cycling for example.
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Oleksii Kliukin

PostgreSQL Person of the Week Interview with Oleksii Kliukin: Hi, my name is Oleksii (people also call me Alex). I work as a Database Engineer at Adjust.com, improving their PostgreSQL infrastructure. Before that, I worked on Patroni and the Postgres Operator at Zalando. I’m originally from Simferopol, Ukraine. I moved to Germany around 7 years ago. I live in Berlin with my wife and two sons, three years old and 7 months old. When I have time, I enjoy spending it outdoors, hiking, cycling, or running.
Tags:   postgresql    adjust    zalando    patroni    postgres-operator    simferopol    berlin    ukraine    germany    istore    pg_view    pageinspect    patch    sql    commit-fest    community    fosdem    pgcon    pgconf-europe    zheap    pg-cryogen    postgres-fdw    lailover    logical-replication    vscode    git    hackers    pgsql-hackers    pgsql-bugs    postgres-meetup    kubernetes   
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Paul Ramsey

PostgreSQL Person of the Week Interview with Paul Ramsey: I’m a middle-aged guy from the blessed west coast of Canada, where the sky and the mountains meet the sea. Raising a family takes up most of my time, but I’ve managed to carve out personal time for fitness recently, and exploring the area on my bike. I grew up in the interior of British Columbia, but have lived in Victoria, on Vancouver Island, for most of my adult life.
Tags:   postgresql    canada    gis    postgis    extensions   
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Dimitri Fontaine

PostgreSQL Person of the Week Interview with Dimitri Fontaine: Hi! My name is Dimitri Fontaine and I’m French, currently living in the greater Paris area. When I’m not sitting in front of a computer for work, I like to be with my kids. We play board games, have fun chats, watch movies together… well or at least try to find a single movie that we would each enjoy watching… I also play the guitar.
Tags:   postgresql    extensions    event triggers    pgloader    pg_auto_failover    fault tolerance    common lisp    conference    the art of postgresql    postgresql book    book   
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Fabrízio de Royes Mello

PostgreSQL Person of the Week Interview with Fabrízio de Royes Mello: Hi, I’m Fabrízio. I was born and live in the southern part of Brazil, in a city called Bagé. It’s close to the border with Uruguay. I’m married and have four daughters. Also I have three cats, one dog and two mices. I love to spend time with my family and friends. I like watching movies, series and sports (soccer, martial arts, volleyball).
Tags:   postgresql    databases    opensource    community    commitment    research    development    life    timbira   
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Jimmy Angelakos

PostgreSQL Person of the Week Interview with Jimmy Angelakos: I grew up in Athens, Greece, then went to Scotland to study at the University of Aberdeen. After 15 years of working in the industry with Open Source tools, I found myself working with my favourite database, as Senior PostgreSQL Architect at 2ndQuadrant in Edinburgh. Music is a big part of my life, I love listening to diverse genres, a long time ago I played in a rock band, and in the more recent past I presented a music-oriented radio show.
Tags:   postgresql    scotland    greece    aberdeen    athens    edinburgh    2ndquadrant    dmponline    pglogical    pg_trgm    parallelization    partitioning    postgresql-europe    postgres-europe    open-source    fosdem    fosscomm    fosdem-pgday    pgconf-europe    postgres-london    pgsql-general    pgsql-hackers    pgsql-admin    omnidb    geany    generated-columns    psycopg2    vagrant    django    nano    kubernetes    psql    replication    git    postgis    linux    pitr    l10n   
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Melanie Plageman

PostgreSQL Person of the Week Interview with Melanie Plageman: I am a developer working on Greenplum at VMware. I live in the Bay Area. In my spare time, I enjoy coding side projects, taking computer science courses, running, traveling, and baking. I am an adventurous eater and love trying new foods.
Tags:   postgresql    inclusivity    community    opensource    diversity    hackers    commit-fest    commit fest    postgreswomen    vmware    pgcon    databases    patch    code-review   
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Mark Wong

PostgreSQL Person of the Week Interview with Mark Wong: I am currently living in and am originally from Portland, Oregon. I am working for 2ndQuadrant who provides a range of Postgres products and services. I’ve taken up a variety of hobbies over the years. A couple of my favorites are medium and large format photography, and crocheting stuffed animals. You may be familiar with one particularly cute little elephant endearingly named Chelnik by Gabrielle Roth.
Tags:   postgresql    postgres    pg_top    crochet    julia    pl/julia    2ndquadrant    pgus    amigurumi    pg_systat    pg_proctab   
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Ilaria Battiston

PostgreSQL Person of the Week Interview with Ilaria Battiston: I am Ilaria, a 22-year-old Italian student currently studying Data Engineering at TU Munich. My main hobby, original enough, is open source advocacy: volunteering, contributing and learning. I am incredibly passionate about databases and algorithms, hoping to be able to work with them for life. I also love travelling and cooking :)
Tags:   postgresql    student    gsoc    opensource    learning    databases    inclusivity    code    postgreswomen   
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Sarah Conway Schnurr

PostgreSQL Person of the Week Interview with Sarah Conway Schnurr: I am from Southern California, where I’ve spent most of my free time hiking in the beautiful local deserts and pursuing many creative endeavors. Primarily, I am a software engineer & front-end website developer at Crunchy Data, a violin teacher & violin/viola performer, as well as a creator of zero-waste and all-natural homemade goods. I am also the co-parent of four beautiful cats, as well as the many adoptive fosters, strays, and friendly neighborhood cats that my husband and I visit on our daily walks.
Tags:   postgresql    postgreswomen    music    opensource    california    crunchy    conferences    community    diversity    websites   
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Dave Cramer

PostgreSQL Person of the Week Interview with Dave Cramer: I’m a Canadian currently hiding from winter in a warm southern state. As for hobbies: I started taking my car to the race track to see how well I understood physics. Turns out the theory and application are more interesting when you are the object in motion. I’ve been involved in PostgreSQL since around 2000. Through reading and answering many emails on the JDBC list I found myself contributing code to it and eventually maintaining it. I consider myself to be very fortunate to be able to make a living from PostgreSQL.
Tags:   postgresql    high performance driving    canada    florida    jdbc    java    cdc   
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Christophe Pettus

PostgreSQL Person of the Week Interview with Christophe Pettus: I’m a native Californian. My background is kind of random: I’ve been involved in electronic music, movies, writing comics, historical recreation, flying, and a lot of strange eCommerce companies. My first ‘real’ job was at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, so I can legitimately claim to be a rocket scientist. Through a long, complicated set of events involving my happening to own a professional video camera, I’ve ended up as CEO of PostgreSQL Experts, Inc., a consultancy supporting PostgreSQL.
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Joe Conway

PostgreSQL Person of the Week Interview with Joe Conway: I grew up in New York, went to undergraduate university at Virginia Tech, and rode nuclear submarines for a few years. After that I married and spent many years in Southern California raising a family and working. A couple of years ago my wife and I moved to Florida to be closer to family. For the past 5 years I have been VP of Engineering at Crunchy Data.
Tags:   postgresql    community    family    friends    code    conferences    r    postgis    selinux    submarines    foss    crunchy   
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Lætitia Avrot

PostgreSQL Person of the Week Interview with Lætitia Avrot: I’m Lætitia from France, near Lyon. If you can’t say my name because it’s too difficult, it’s ok. You may use ‘Joy’ if it’s easier for you. I like savate boxing, running and learning. I love listening to both rock and classical music, as long as it sounds ‘positive’.
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