Brussels / 3 & 4 February 2018


De-mystifying contributing to PostgreSQL

PostgreSQL is a great community. They are open-minded, friendly, agreeable and so on. You feel like helping them.

The problem is you are shy and you look at community people as gods. On top of that you don't want to mess up with their work or bother them with obvious and silly (to them) questions!

This conference talk is based on my own true story. I will tell you about how I submitted my very first patch to the community. After some background presentation about how the community works, I will try to answer the following questions:

  • What can I do to help (and you'll see that even without coding you can do a lot!) ?
  • What's a contribution ?
  • What's a patch ? How can I create one?

And I hope that sooner or later you'll come and join the community and you'll feel so proud of yourselves!


Lætitia Avrot