Postgres is growing like gangbusters: in popularity, in adoption, and in the size of the ecosystem. And over 650 developers contribute code to Postgres: their expertise, dedication, and skill are big factors in the increasing popularity of Postgres. But what if you’re not a developer: are there things you can do to help the Postgres community? Or what if you are a developer, and you love this project, and you want to do even more: are there non-code ways to contribute to Postgres?
In this virtual presentation from Citus Con: An Event for Postgres in 2022, I updated version of the kickoff talk I gave in the PostgreSQL devroom at FOSDEM 2020. This Citus Con talk walks you through 18 important ways you can contribute to Postgres, beyond code—along with tips and resources for getting started. Many of these contributions apply equally well to other open source projects, too.
Video of the presentation is available on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lkRUy6BBiU0