Speaker Interview

Renee Phillips

Hi! Could you briefly introduce yourself?

I am a career changer into tech after years of dealing with data on the collection and user interface sides of things.

How do you engage with the PostgreSQL community?

For all of 2018 I recruited volunteer speakers and spaces for the NYC PostgreSQL User Group. I have attended PostgreSQL EU as well as PostgreSQL Asia and volunteered at the PostgreSQL US conference. In 2018 I served as a volunteer mentor for the PostgreSQL Google Code-In, which works to help pre-college learners contribute to the Open Source community.

Have you enjoyed previous pgDay Paris or other PostgreSQL Europe conferences, either as attendee or as speaker?

This is my first pgDay Paris experience, and after a great time at PGConf.EU in Lisbon in October I know it will be a great event.

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

My talk is a positive exploration of the benefits and exciting challenges that arise from working with other people, especially people from backgrounds that may be different from our own.

What is the audience for your talk?

My talk is for everyone because nobody works in a vacuum. If you have coworkers, clients, vendors, or even neighbors in a co-working space, you are working with other people.

What existing knowledge should the attendee have in order to follow your talk?

Know who you work with and who you want to work with.

Which missing feature would you most like to see in PostgreSQL?

If I say something is missing, I will learn tomorrow that it is already in PostgreSQL!

Thank you!