Josh Berkus wrote an excellent bullet point list of things to do and not do when doing Database Contracting. I would like to expand on that list and add some comments to a couple of his points:
We have been stewing here at CMD for some time over training. Command Prompt actually does quite a bit of PostgreSQL Training. In the 12 months preceding April of 2007 we had taught a dozen classes on PostgreSQL. These classes have always been directed at on-site training, meaning that someone from CMD would travel to the customer site to train their employees.
We did this for two reasons. One, because CMD is a widely dispersed corporation without any central location. Two, because we felt that our other training partners (namely OTG and Big Nerd Ranch) were better suited to classroom style training. We still believe that and thus Command Prompt, will not be offering any classroom style training in the foreseeable future.
Command Prompt is working with the PostgreSQL community to have a PostgreSQL party on July 22nd. For those not calendar aware, that is the Sunday before OSCON starts in Portland.
For more information please visit www.postgresqlparty.org.