Diversity Task Force

Last updated: 24 April 2024

We have created a Diversity Task Force because it is important to us that everyone feels welcomed and valued within the PostgreSQL Europe community. We also know that a diverse community brings a range of viewpoints, skills and expertise that is essential to the ongoing success of the PostgreSQL project.

The goal of the Diversity Task Force is to improve diversity, equity and inclusion within the PostgreSQL Europe community.

The work of the task force will take place in two phases:

Phase 1: Research

There will be an initial research phase with the goal of defining the specific objectives of the task force.

In particular, we will:

  • Identify the areas in which improvement is most needed.
  • Ask the community to share their expectations with us.
  • Agree (with the PostgreSQL Europe board) an initial budget for the work.
  • Identify metrics that can be used to measure the progress made towards each of the objectives.

Members of the community with relevant expertise will be invited to help with this phase.

Phase 2: Implementation

During the second phase, we will put in place the necessary structures that will allow us to work towards the objectives that were identified in the research phase.

It is difficult to know what this phase will include until we have clear objectives, but it may involve activities such as:

  • Creating specific groups or project teams.
  • Setting up diversity funds.
  • Implementing rules and/or guidelines for community events.
  • Collaborating with other groups that have similar goals (for example the United States PostgreSQL Association Diversity Committee).
  • Taking inspiration from, and creating links with, other communities.

Members of the community will again be invited to help with these tasks.

Our Commitments

  • The task force will share regular updates with the community during the entire process.
  • Although the task force itself will be temporary, the initiatives put in place will be long term.