Bruce Momjian

Postgres Project-Related Presentations


Building Open Source Teams

Duration: variable
This presentation highlights the challenges of motivating and managing an open source team of volunteers. Topics include motivation, communication, and project management. This talk is useful for anyone active in open source.

PostgreSQL: Past, Present, and Future

Duration: 30 minutes, 1 hour with questions
This talk is perfect for those new to PostgreSQL or people who just want a general introduction to the project.  It covers its origins in academia, its movement to Internet-based development, why people choose PostgreSQL, its current usage, and future directions. Major redesign, June, 2014

The Postgres Open Source Development Process

Duration: 45 minutes, 60 minutes with questions
This talk is for people who are unfamiliar with the open source community or need to work directly with the community.  The talk highlights how open source development differs from proprietary development, the pattern of PostgreSQL development, and PostgreSQL developer motivation. Renamed and restructured, June 2014

Drive Your Own Car

Duration: 45 minutes, 1 hour with questions
This talk explores how technology changes in the past have dramatically altered industries that seemed unchangeable. It then shows how the Internet is another of those technology changes that will dramatically alter the software world.

PostgreSQL's Path to the Future

Duration: 30 minutes, 45 minutes with questions
This talk considers the possible future directions for the PostgreSQL software and the project.

Great Steps in PostgreSQL History

Duration: 45 minutes, 1 hour with questions
This talk explores the challenges faced by the PostgreSQL community. The challenges often seemed insurmountable, but everything came out well in the end.

The PostgreSQL Decade

Duration: 45 minutes, 1 hour with questions
This talk explores the first ten years of PostgreSQL development, with highlights on the first few months of its formation.

How to Get Your PostgreSQL Patch Accepted

Duration: 45 minutes, one hour with questions
Developing a patch for the Postgres project is a fairly complex process, and success is not guaranteed. This talk will suggest many ways to improve your chances of submitting a successful patch to the PostgreSQL community.

Selling Your Boss On Open Source

Duration: 60 minutes, 75 minutes with questions
This talk is the same as "PostgreSQL Adoption and Trends", except most of the PostgreSQL-specific parts have been removed. It is more general and emphasizes on open source in general.

Upcoming PostgreSQL Features

Duration: 30 minutes, 45 minutes with questions
This talk explores the new features coming in the next PostgreSQL release.  This talk changes for every release.

Get To Know PostgreSQL

Duration: 45-90 minutes, 1-2 hours with questions
This talk was written by Oddbjørn Steffensen and is a great overview of PostgreSQL. It gives a good sampling of the database's capabilities and community efforts. It is particularly useful for those considering migrating from other databases to PostgreSQL. This is a technical talk only to the extent it covers database capabilities.

History of PostgreSQL

Writing an Internet Book

PostgreSQL:  Introduction and Concepts -- One Year Later - Article

History of PostgreSQL - Chapter

Postgres Plus

Duration: 45 minutes, one hour with questions
This talk covers how EnterpriseDB's Postgres Plus is designed to be an all-inclusive distribution of community PostgreSQL. Postgres Plus has many of the add-ons users need to use the database effectively.

Behavior of Open-Source Support Companies - Article

Advantages of PostgreSQL and Open Source Software

How Companies Can Effectively Contribute To Open Source Communities - Article