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PGConf.EU 2023 Review

PGConf.EU 2023 is over, time for my personal review of the conference. Overall we got good and very good feedback, for most parts.

PGConf.eu 2023 Speaker Dinner

Traditionally, we (the conference organizers) invite the speakers and volunteers to a dinner the evening before the conference. The venue is downstairs, and the seating splits the larger group up into up to 6 people per table. Ideal conditions to walk around, chat with everyone, talk with old friends and meet new peoole.

PostgreSQL Project @ GSoC 2022

As is a good tradition, the PostgreSQL Project participates in Google Summer of Code (GSoC). Last year we submitted 7 projects for 7 students - and got all 7 projects accepted. This year we got quite a few more good proposals from students, and more mentors are helping. Guess what? Google accepted all 12 proposals!

GSoC 2021 completed

The Google Summer of Code 2021 for the PostgreSQL Project is wrapped up.

PostgreSQL Project @ GSoC 2021

Wow! The PostgreSQL Project got all 7 proposals accepted into Google Summer of Code 2021!

Google Summer of Code 2020 - Intermediate status update

The three PostgreSQL projects for this year’s Google Summer of Code are on track, and making good progress. All projects expect to finish on time.

Performance Farm

The data gathering for performance farm members is completed, as well as the new implementation for the JSON data transfer. The project iteratively updated it’s goals, and adjusted for newly identified UI issues.

Current work centers around making the website more pretty and useful, as well as reducing the number of used JavaScript libraries. The next step is presenting the work to the PostgreSQL Community for broader feedback.


Google Summer of Code 2020 started

The PostgreSQL Project participates in Google Summer of Code (GSoC) 2020, with 3 projects. After the “Community Bonding” period finished last week, we are now in the active development phase - “Coding” as Google calls it. All three projects make good progress!


Google Summer of Code 2019 - PostgreSQL participates with 5 projects

For the 13th year, the PostgreSQL Project is participating in Google Summer of Code (GSoC). This project is a great opportunity to let students learn about Open Source projects, and help them deliver new features. It is also a chance to engage the students beyond just one summer, and grow them into active contributors.


Wrap-up: MADlib Google Summer of Code

Google Summer of Code 2014 is wrapped up: Maxence Ahlouche did an excellent job implementing one new algorithm for MADlib and refactored the code base for another one.

I posted a more detailled explanation in the Pivotal blog.


Pivotal's Google Summer of Code 2014: Implementing Clustering Algorithms in MADlib

Together with Atri Sharma (former GSoC student) and Pivotal Engineer Hai Qian I’m mentoring Maxence Ahlouche in his Google Summer of Code MADlib project.

In the Pivotal Blog I’ve posted a more detailed explanation.