Last Friday, I participated in the first conference call of the DEI Work Group of PostgresConf. And if you are wondering what DEI means, it means Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion.
The whole conversation started at the PostgresConf 2019 in New York. There we had a diversity panel on the last day of the conference. I was mildly unhappy with both low attendance and somewhat too universal coverage of the issues of diversity. I think that the striking lack of diversity in the Postgres community is a bigger problem than in IT in general, and was expecting a more in-depth conversation.
And then a usual exchange happened. I am a person of action, and I can’t complain about anything without proposing a solution (even when nobody asks for one!). But this time I was actually asked whether I will be interested in doing something to improve the situation, and granted, I said Yes!
Now all the things I finally coming together. Details are available at the PostgresConf web site in the July Newsletter.
I am really looking forward to working on improving the situation, because – guess what? – I have some ideas! And all my friends and colleagues, current and former, know that if I believe something should be done – it will be done 🙂