Speaker: Lætitia Avrot
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I’m Lætitia Avrot. I first worked with PostgreSQL in 2007 for the Géoportail project. (Géoportail is a comprehensive web mapping service of the French government that publishes maps and geophysical aerial photographs for France and its territories.) Then my company offered a DBA job and I took it.
I first learnt on PostgreSQL and 6 months later, I had to work with Oracle and SQL Server too. I had the chance to work in environment with high avialability constraints, high loads, high confidentiality and high security projects.
Last year, I decided to focus on my PostgreSQL skills and I became a teacher and consultant for Loxodata, a PostgreSQL experts company.
Last year, I decided to strengthen my involvement to the PostgreSQL community. So I started reading about how to contribute, what I could do and so on. But I didn’t wanted to mess up with the great job that PostgreSQL is…
So I had a hard job learning I could produce a patch. Once I understood there was no magic mumbo jumbo in the process to create a patch, I created a very simple one.
I decided to share that experience with others, assuming there might be other people out there that don’t dare producing a patch or that don’t know how to help such a beautiful project as PostgreSQL.