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Mark Porter: CTO MongoDB on PostgreSQL and MongoDB

I had an opportunity to sit down with Mark Porter, the CTO of MongoDB to discuss PostgreSQL, Aurora PostgreSQL and MongoDB. Mark is one of the creators of Aurora PostgreSQL and now enjoys a leadership role at MongoDB. There are two episodes:

It is important to reach out to leaders in communities to understand how they succeed. Mark has over 30 years of experience in …

Professional Development: No Box Required

The purpose of professional development is to strive to be better, to perform more effectively, to reach a higher professional level, and to know more in a world full of knowledge. While there are many continuing education classes, training, research, and reading opportunities, often these don’t fit our specific needs. Understanding how one learns may also impact how they should go about professional development. Sometimes thinking outside of the box …

Educating the Educators: The Role Professional Development Plays for Today's Teachers

In many industries, professional development has grown from a nice to have on the side of the employer to a must have for workers. In this blog, we’ll use teachers as a case study to explore how mandated professional development isn’t the answer, and how individuals need to be investing in themselves and the skill of adaptation, written from the perspective of a student in a remote learning setting.

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August PostgresWorld Webinars

As North America starts to reopen, the PostgresWorld webinar series continues to provide exceptional free content to the community. See below for the August webinars.

What makes a Postgres contributor?

In many Open Source communities it is difficult to consider who a contributor is. Some projects take an exclusive view, requiring a direct contribution to be made to be considered a contributor. Looking at this holistically, we find that the success of a project is found only when there is a mutual connection between the hands-on team and those who support it.Without that connection, PostgreSQL would just be a fever …

Maintaining Professionalism While Living With Long-Term Illness

According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), nearly 1 in 5 American adults live with some form of mental illness. Per the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 6 in 10 adults in the USA have a chronic disease. Combined, that’s more than 120 million Americans living with chronic health issues today. And yet, despite the sheer number and severity of the issue, mental illness and chronic …

Redefining Badassery

Whether it be movies, books, or social media, we are inundated with the attraction of being a badass. It might be the quiet, humble hero or the “genius, billionaire, playboy, philanthropist.” We look to these people because they are confident in who they are and they make a difference. My stepdaughter’s first swear word was “B.A.” (short for badass because she was terrified of how we’d react if she went …

Docker Logging With RSyslog

Docker offers quite a few options for storing log files. However, the traditional syslog format remains one of the most flexible to this day. Chances are you're familiar with the concept of a central logging server. It is an indispensable component in any infrastructure that is incredibly convenient and powerful. It allows for easier audits, managing and archiving of log files in a very controlled and secure manner.

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Machine Learning 2.0: Living My Sophomore Year as a Digital Nomad

I’ve always lived in a tech-forward household. My dad, being a software consultant, always had computers around. My sibling and I were home-schooled throughout my elementary school years, so we spent much of our time on our laptops. As a result, I consider myself to be pretty familiar and comfortable with technology as a whole. Now, being in my sophomore year of high school during this pandemic, this skill has …

Episode Four and Five of: More than a refresh available

A couple of our recent podcasts are directly related to PostgreSQL, they are listed below. I have really enjoyed meeting the people behind the technology that drives PostgreSQL in the global community. A lot of us are used to collectively gathering a few times a year with conferences. Obviously the pandemic has put a halt to that but launching the podcast has allowed me to connect with some amazing folks.