Schedule - pgDay Paris 2023

Takeaways from the First 6 Months of Hacking on Postgres

Date: 2023-03-23
Time: 14:25–15:10
Room: Karnak

Postgres is growing – in usage, in popularity and in the size of the community. And as usage grows, more and more people are wanting to contribute to PostgreSQL as well. However, getting started in Postgres development is more than simply coding a feature or fixing a bug. It’s understanding the codebase, the community, the processes.

I am a Postgres newbie and a developer in the early stages of his career who has only been working with Postgres for almost a year. In this talk, I will share my first experiences with Postgres. What were the difficulties for me? What made it easier to hack Postgres? Some tips for getting started and what we can do as a community to improve the process. Finally, we will end with how I ended up with my first contribution to logical replication. If you’re a new developer wanting to contribute to Postgres or want to hear how my journey is going as a newcomer, please join me.


Melih Mutlu