PostgreSQL Person of the Week Interview with Thomas Munro: I’m from New Zealand, and I live in Wellington, the tiny capital city. I’m a PostgreSQL developer and committer, and I’m employed by Microsoft to do that as part of the Citus Data group.
PostgreSQL Person of the Week Interview with Dan Langille: I am Canadian. Born in Nova Scotia and attended high school and university in Ottawa. I moved to New Zealand shortly after graduation. After 16 years in Wellington, NZ, where I got into Open Souce via FreeBSD, I moved back to Ottawa. I lived there for 6 years, then moved to USA. I now live in a small town outside Philadelphia.
PostgreSQL Person of the Week Interview with Anthony Nowocien: Hi, I’m Anthony Nowocien. My name comes from my Polish side and some of my looks from my Trinidadian side. I live and work in Paris as a PostgreSQL DBA.
PostgreSQL Person of the Week Interview with Regina Obe: I live in Boston, Massachusetts (USA). I was born in Lagos, Nigeria in 1971 and spent the first 7 years of my life there. My father is Nigerian and mother is American. I moved to the US at age of 7ish when my mother started her medical residency. I think I’m still considered a dual citizen though I haven’t been back to Nigeria since.
PostgreSQL Person of the Week Interview with Marco Slot: I’m originally from a small city by the sea called Den Helder in the Netherlands, but nowadays I live in Haarlem with my wife and cat by a tiny canal.
PostgreSQL Person of the Week Interview with Renee Phillips: I am a hand knitter and a competent home cook. Living in NYC means I don’t have a lot of storage so I make a lot of socks because they take up time and not much space. I have been looking into and complaining about data quality for a few decades now, so PostgreSQL is the perfect tool for me to use every day.
PostgreSQL Person of the Week Interview with Charles Clavadetscher: I am a Swiss citizen living and working in Zurich at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) where I take care of the databases of the Swiss Economic Institute (KOF).
PostgreSQL Person of the Week Interview with Michael Brewer: I live in Athens, Georgia (USA), the city where I was born (and have lived in or near most of my life). I’m a Web Developer Principal for the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences at The University of Georgia, my alma mater. I also play bass trombone in the Athens Symphony, am principal conductor of the Classic City Band (Georgia’s oldest continuously-operating community band), Director of Music at Emmanuel Episcopal Church, music director of the Athens Brass Choir, and also conduct a new local opera company, RespirOpera.
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.
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!
PostgreSQL Person of the Week Interview with Umair Shahid: I am from Pakistan, born & raised in Islamabad. I am married with 2 kids - a 13 year old boy and a 10 year old girl. Neither of them have any interest in PostgreSQL or in computers!
PostgreSQL Person of the Week Interview with Stacey Haysler: I live in Alameda, California (a small island across the bay from San Francisco) with my husband. I’m the CFO and COO of PostgreSQL Experts, Inc.
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.
PostgreSQL Person of the Week Interview with Andrew Dunstan: Originally from Australia, now living in North Carolina, USA. Dual citizen. Age 66, making me one of the oldest people in the Postgres community. Principal pastime: walking.
PostgreSQL Person of the Week Interview with Simon Riggs: I live in the UK with my wife, and spend a lot of time with my extended family, though “kids” have now grown up and left home. Born a Londoner, so my favourite drink is Tea, but I’m partly Irish with a small hint of Chilean blood.
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.
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 Markus Winand: I’m living in Vienna, Austria together with my wife and my 8-year-old son. Vienna is also the base of my one-man business for SQL consulting, training and publishing.
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.
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.
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 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.
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 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.
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 :)
PostgreSQL Person of the Week Interview with Michael Paquier: I am from France, based in Japan. In my spare time, I happen to read a lot of books to focus on something other than work.
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 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.
PostgreSQL Person of the Week Interview with Bruce Momjian: I live in Philadelphia and have worked on Postgres for 24 years. My heritage is Armenian.
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.
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.
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’.
This website will publish interviews with people who make the PostgreSQL Project what it is today.