At PG Conf NYC 2022, Claire Giordano of the Citus and Postgres team at Microsoft presented this talk to shine a light on the different ways can you contribute to the PostgreSQL open source project. From patches to docs to translations to advocacy to demos—as well as sharing what you’ve learned as a Postgres user story—there are many avenues to contribute. And just like sailboat racing—in which every single person in the crew influences the final score, no matter their role—all these different types of contributions to Postgres are valuable.
This talk explores the different ways to contribute to Postgres, with tips on how and where to get started, too. If you are new to Postgres and are trying to figure out how to participate, this talk is for you.