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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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Keys to Moving Forward In Your Life and Career - How Self Awareness Affects Your Life Pt. II

Finding the right path when moving forward with your career can be challenging. From the difficult subject of compensation increases, to knowing when you are ready to move up into a new role, to refining the skill set you have; there are many steps that have to be put in place in order to further your career. In this article series I’ll provide tips as a COO for what …

Keys to Moving Forward In Your Life and Career - How Self Awareness Affects Your Life

Finding the right path when moving forward with your career can be challenging. From the difficult subject of compensation increases, to knowing when you are ready to move up into a new role, to refining the skill set you have; there are many steps that have to be put in place in order to further your career. In this series, I’ll provide tips as a COO for what I …

Meet Tiffany Gustanski: Our Well-Rounded Project Manager

Welcome to our blog series: Meet the Team, where we will introduce you to the minds behind Command Prompt. This month we speak with Tiffany Gustanski, Assistant Project Manager at Command Prompt.

How long have you been with Command Prompt?

I’ve been with Command Prompt since August 2020.

What’s your background and expertise?

Before Command Prompt, I was a project manager for a cloud SAAS company, implementing their …

Keeping the Fire Alive: Maintaining Client Relationships From a DBA Perspective

In my seven years at Command Prompt I've helped many clients, often several of them at the same time. After a project is completed, I know that it was a job well done when that client calls on Command Prompt months and maybe years later for additional help. Often, they call for me by name, creating long lasting and mutually beneficial relationships, which are key to Command Prompt's success. How …

Building Community in the Age of Remote… Everything

Here we are in the beginning of 2021, and it’s been almost a year since we’ve been able to gather safely. While there are a handful of core value propositions to events - namely, increased brand awareness and increased market share - I would argue that one of those most often overlooked is community building. When a common interest brings people to a singular space, community is bound to build …

Meet Amanda Nystrom: Command Prompt's Compassionate Commander in Chief

Welcome to our blog series: Meet the Team, where we will introduce you to the minds behind Command Prompt. This month we are talking with Amanda Nystrom, Owner & Senior Project and Operations Manager.

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How long have you been with Command Prompt?

Six and a half years. I originally joined the team as a consultant in 2009 for about a year, and when the stars aligned I ended up back …