The History of Postgres
Ink and Switch, Principle Investigator
Peter van Hardenberg was a founding member of the Heroku Postgres team which exists to make databases accessible to application developers at any scale. He's built products, systems, and teams during his career which has ranged from collecting research data offshore in the Arctic Ocean, writing physics engines for games on Nintendo's 3DS console, and helping to make developers more productive at Heroku. Peter was born in Canada, but lives in San Francisco with his family.
The PostgreSQL community is over 20 years old, but the history of PostgreSQL dates back even farther. In this talk, we'll learn about the roots of the Postgres project, learn about some of the people who contribute to it, study how it has changed over time, and pay special attention to the many contributions of Russian people.