Speaker Interview: Lætitia Avrot

De-mystifying contributing to PostgreSQL   Saturday 12:00   H.1302 (Depage)

Twitter: @l_avrot LinkedIn: lætitia-avrot

Could you briefly introduce yourself?

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 decide to focus on my PostgreSQL skills and I became a teacher and consultant for Loxodata, a PostgreSQL experts company.

Have you enjoyed previous pgconf.eu or FOSDEM conferences, either as attendee or as speaker?

I first came to FOSDEM last year and I really enjoyed it. I also went to pgconf.eu in 2009 in Paris and in Warsaw in 2017. It's always a great experience to meet the community!

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

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.

What is the audience for your talk?

Anyone can follow that talk, as you don't need to be a developper to be able to help the PostgreSQL project.

What existing knowledge should the attendee have?

No need to have any knowledge to follow that talk. You just need to be curious!