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Command Prompt Inc. Invites You to Attend InnoTech Houston

One of my favorite annual technology events takes place each October in my hometown of Austin, Texas -- Innotech Austin. I've attended for several years in support of local nonprofit groups including Chick Tech Austin and Austin Women in Technology, as well as for Command Prompt Inc. I thoroughly enjoy the networking opportunities and the professional yet relaxed atmosphere of this event. While attending and exhibiting at Innotech Austin earlier this month, I met several potential partners in supporting PostgreSQL not only for users, but also for students aspiring to a career in full stack and open source development.

This year Innotech has expanded to three other major metroplexes and tech hubs in Texas -- San Antonio, Dallas/Fort Worth, and Houston ...

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December 2017 Update and News

PostgreSQL V10: An Amplified Version Of PostgreSQL

For more than a decade, the Postgres community has released new major versions almost annually to meet the evolving needs of the Database Industry. The first great release of Postgres was 8.3 in 2008, with a clean and evolutionary release of 8.4 eighteen months later.
The 2017 v10 release of Postgres is the first version that Command Prompt Inc. founder and lead consultant Joshua D. Drake would consider truly, “Enterprise Ready.” Read more


Command Prompt Inc. Joins the AWS Partner Network

With the recent advancements of AWS PostgreSQL instances and their Database Freedom initiative alluded to in Andy Jassy’s AWS re:Invent 2017 Keynote, more and more AWS customers are ...

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Bridging the PostgreSQL Chasm

"I'm not technical enough to even understand what your firm does."

This message from a new LinkedIn connection last week. The message literally stopped me in my tracks. I was preparing to spend the day amongst new and seasoned developers at DevDay Austin, a free full-day technical event hosted by Amazon Web Services. Cloud computing, IoT, Containers, Artificial Intelligence, and Mobile application development were just a few of the topics to be covered. 

Ironically, I'd spent some time the day before trimming my LinkedIn profile summary, focusing on my primary career in business development for Command Prompt, Inc. 

I've managed a portfolio career approach for several years, working in the craft beer and film industries ...

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Why Postgres? (How did I get here?)

You may ask yourself, how did I get here?

The journey to this place in my professional career as the newly hired Director of Business Development for Command Prompt, Inc. is a long and winding one, and so i'd like to share a couple of stories to enlighten curious folks:

“Why Postgres?!”

Last September the fledgling consulting firm that I was handling sales and business development for was shuttering, and my best bud and business colleague Jim Nasby and I were on the market for job opportunities. Word had gotten out, and I had an introductory call with a potential employer. An advantage of my former position at Blue Treble was the ability to engage regularly in the ...

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