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Debra Cerda

Command Prompt, Inc.

Debra is Director of Business Development at Command Prompt Inc., supporting clients service and project needs for data architecture, management, and optimization.

Debra has a Bachelor of Science in Ecology, Evolution, and Conservation Biology. She has 18 years of experience in data acquisition, analysis, and management as well as project management and RDBMS development in both private and government sectors in the water industry. Debra is an open source and PostgreSQL advocate, having volunteered at PGOpen as well as PGConfUS. She is organizer of the Austin PostgreSQL Users Group, PGDay Austin, and Postgres Conference Series, and serves as Secretary on the Board of the U.S. PostgreSQL Association.

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Background to present/questions to be answered: What is the difference between a contributor and a committer? What are the differences and collaboration between the U.S. PostgreSQL Association, PostgreSQL Europe, and the PostgreSQL Global Development Group? Where can I find PostgreSQL resources? How can I be involved? Challenges exist in our community in in on-boarding new members whether as advocates or contributors. These challenges can be addressed by creating inclusive content and diverse opportunities for users and developers at experience levels and skill sets. There are many ways to contribute to open source beyond contributing code or technical documentation – project managers, advocates, users all play an integral role in unified open source communities.An open source software or platform is only as strong as the community and companies that support it.

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50 min
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PGConf US 2017 [PgConf.US]
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Use Cases
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Easy