PostgreSQL Person of the Week Interview with Ryan Booz: My name is Ryan Booz. I’m from central Pennsylvania in the U.S. - very near Penn State University’s main campus. My wife Laura and I have six children and live on a small hobby farm with 33 acres.
PostgreSQL Person of the Week Interview with Floor Drees: I was born in Leiden, in the Netherlands. Always had an appetite for learning and reading, but went to art school instead to explore that side of me that likes to create. I worked in design at a newspaper (NRC and nrc.next for the Dutchies), and as a community manager for agencies after falling in love with the Internet.
PostgreSQL Person of the Week Interview with Chris Ellis: So, I’m Chris, I grew up near Wolverhampton on the Shropshire border, not too far from The Iron Bridge. These days I have been living in London for the last few years, running a software consulting company along with some friends.
PostgreSQL Person of the Week Interview with Chris Travers: I guess the best way to answer this is to say I am from the US. I moved around a lot as a kid – California, Michigan, Utah, Washington State. In 2010, I moved abroad, and have not moved back. Since then I have lived in Indonesia, Sweden, and Germany. I am now living in Indonesia again.
PostgreSQL Person of the Week Interview with Samay Sharma: I’m Samay Sharma and I live in San Jose, USA with my wife and my toddler girl. I was born in India and did my university education from IIIT-Hyderabad, India. Today, I work at Microsoft and manage our open source Postgres team. It’s a great opportunity for me to work with PostgreSQL and learn from the knowledge and expertise of different committers and contributors.
PostgreSQL Person of the Week Interview with Tobias Bussmann: Grown up in a midsized wine-town in Germany, I started working in (Windows) System Administration during school. In doing so, I had come in touch with Programming and Databases. Still at University, I started my own business in data driven marketing and ran it for almost ten years. Today, another ten years later, I’m living in Bern, Switzerland, working for the Swiss Academy of Sciences. Over the time, I became deeply involved in the PostgreSQL community. Further, I’m supporting privacy, open-source, open-data and civil society concerns as I’m overall a political person.
PostgreSQL Person of the Week Interview with Charly Batista: I’m born in a small town in the Brazilian Amazon area. My parents moved to Brasilia (the capital city of Brazil) when I was around 12yo. I finished high school and went to college in Brasilia, but never really finished it. During the years I’ve moved through cities and companies, and ended up moving to China to work with Postgres around 7 years ago.
PostgreSQL Person of the Week Interview with Taras Kloba: My name is Taras Kloba, I was born in Drohobych. It is a small town in Western Ukraine with a population of about 75 thousand people. Currently, I live in Lviv with my wife and our three daughters — our oldest daughter is seven years old, and the twins are two years old.
PostgreSQL Person of the Week Interview with Claire Giordano: I have lived in northern California in the San Francisco Bay Area for my entire adult career, from the time I was a junior software engineer in the developer tools group at Sun. But before that, I moved around — a lot. I was born in Taiwan, and then lived in Rhode Island, California, New Jersey, Athens Greece, Mississippi, Rhode Island again, and New Hampshire.
PostgreSQL Person of the Week Interview with Henrietta Dombrovskaya: My name is Henrietta (Hettie) Dombrovskaya. Originally from Russia, I moved to the US more than 25 years ago. I live in Chicago, Illinois, where I recently moved after living in the suburbs for many years. I like it a lot, especially because now I live just ten minutes walk away from a beach.
PostgreSQL Person of the Week Interview with Flavio Gurgel: Hello, I’m Flavio Gurgel. I was born in Brazil, since 2014 I live in France, in the greater Paris area known as Île de France. I’m a Lead Infrastructure Engineer for leboncoin, a classified ads company group in France.
PostgreSQL Person of the Week Interview with Nikolay Samokhvalov: I’m from Russia, a small place in the Penza region. Born in 1981 and moved to the Moscow area in 1998 – to study Mathematics and Physics in Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, quite famous in Russia and outside it. I chose Computer Science and, particularly, Databases specialization almost in the beginning – and stick to it, without regrets. Databases are at heart of almost any computer system!
PostgreSQL Person of the Week Interview with Georgios Kokolatos: I am a Greek, born and raised in Athens. I changed many locations since and I finally moved to Sweden from Chile ca 2013. I found a haven in Sweden and I am very grateful for it.
PostgreSQL Person of the Week Interview with Pavlo Golub: Hello. My name is Pavlo Golub. I’m originally from Ukraine, but now I live in Slovakia. I’m a developer and consultant at Cybertec PostgreSQL International.
PostgreSQL Person of the Week Interview with Devrim Gündüz: I’m a community person. Ex-Turkey, now Londoner. Started using Linux in 1996, and PostgreSQL in 1998. Love to travel, listen to music, and enjoy life with friends. Started working around 2000. Joined PostgreSQL community around 1999. Working for EnterpriseDB since 2010, and also running two PostgreSQL companies in Turkey and in the UK.
PostgreSQL Person of the Week Interview with Franck Pachot: I’m Franck Pachot. I was born in South of France (Avignon), studied in Paris (Orsay), worked in Paris, Brussels, Dakar, Libreville, Antananarivo, Sophia-Antipolis… and now settled in Switzerland for 10 years. I’ve been working in IT mostly with databases, in development (data architecture and modeling) and operations (installation, migration, High-Availability, tuning), and mostly as a consultant, also giving training. I’m passionate about all databases and enjoy it the most when I can improve both the database performance and the dev-ops communication.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.