Reviewing PostgreSQL Patches for Fun and Profit

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The PostgreSQL community actively encourages patch contribution, but one area where we frequently fall short is finding enough patch reviewers. Patch review is extremely important and also a great way to become familiar with the community and the code base. This talk will walk through how to review a patch even if you are not comfortable coding in C or have never even looked at the PostgreSQL source.


David Steele is Senior Data Architect at Crunchy Data Solutions, the PostgreSQL company for secure enterprises. He has been actively developing with PostgreSQL since 1999.

David loves taking on big data challenges. Previously he was Data Architect at Resonate, an online media company using PostgreSQL to drive its transactional and data warehousing databases. Before that, he helped drive global mobile text messaging at Sybase365.


6:30 - Drinks/Apps and Networking
7 - Introduction
7:05 - Talks
8:30 - Wrap up/shut down

Getting Here:

We will be on the 1st floor in the LiveSafe offices. Please come in through the Key Blvd Lobby and take the elevator to the first floor. There will be signs from there. Optionally, come to the outside glass doors between the 1400 Key and 1401 Willson (same plaza as Subway).

Metro: LiveSafe is located two blocks from the Rosslyn Metro station in Rosslyn Virginia. The Rosslyn Metro station services the Orange, Silver, and Blue lines.

Driving: LiveSafe is located just off Route 66 in Rosslyn Virginia. There is paid street and garage parking available.


LiveSafe will sponsor beer, sodas, food (likely pizza or subs). There are plenty of local bars available if people would like to continue the discussion after the talk.