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Interview with Daniel Westermann


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Could you briefly introduce yourself?

I am Daniel and I work for dbi services both as a PostgreSQL trainer and consultant. My free time mostly goes to my family and we try to be as much outside as we can. If you want to know anything more about me, feel free to get in touch during the conference.

How do you engage with the PostgreSQL Community?

I am helping to organize the Swiss PGDay, PGConf.de and recently also PGConf.eu. When I have time to do so, I try to publish what I learned on my company’s blog which is linked above.

Have you enjoyed previous PostgreSQL Europe conferences, either as an attendee or as a speaker?

Yes, three of them: PGConf.EU, PGconf.DE and FOSDEM PGDay.

What will your talk be about, exactly? Why this topic?

The reason for this topic is quite simple: Doing things in the correct way when interacting with the PostgreSQL community right from the beginning saves you a lot of time. But it is not only about saving your time, it is also about saving the time of others who are willing to help. There is a lot of information out there, but collecting that on your own can take years. This talk tries to give a summary of my experience with PostgreSQL and the community around it.

What is the audience for your talk?

This is definitely something for people who just started with PostgreSQL. For more experienced people some of the topics might be useful as well.

What existing knowledge should the attendee have?

From a technical perspective there is no knowledge requirement.

What is the one feature in PostgreSQL 15 which you like most?


Which measure, action, feature or activity would - in your eyes - help to accelerate the adoption of PostgreSQL?

Transparent data encryption and interval partitioning, which means that PostgreSQL is able to create partitions in the future on its own.