A special presentation of EnterpriseDB’s Introduction to PostgreSQL Administration next month will be led by PostgreSQL community leader and Global Development Group co-founder Bruce Momjian. The three-day live virtual event will be Feb. 5-7 and will provide a solid foundation for working with PostgreSQL for enterprise software specialists and experienced database administrators.
Given his close and longtime affiliation with PostgreSQL, it seemed a fitting time to query Bruce on his experiences helping PostgreSQL newcomers gain an appreciation of the leading open source database. It bears noting the database guru is no stranger to teaching. The PostgreSQL champion and community organizer spent five years teaching high school computer science before joining the tech industry. Now a senior database architect at EnterpriseDB, Bruce travels the world to help educate, evangelize and organize, all in the interest of helping shepherd the world’s largest independent open source development community.
Below are the thoughts he shared in response to some our questions about teaching PostgreSQL, then and now.
Q. Have the kinds of professionals drawn to learning PostgreSQL changed over the years?
When I started teaching PostgreSQL education courses in 2001, PostgreSQL was the ugly stepchild in the data center. Many of the people who were learning how to work Read the rest of this entry »Bruce Momjian: Teaching PostgreSQL, Then and Now