Tuesday, January 5, 2016

New year, new job

If you've been following my writing online for the last year, you'll know that I've been pretty excited about Docker and other emerging Linux container technologies.  That's why I'm excited to announce my new position as Community Lead for Project Atomic at Red Hat. I'm really enthused about this, and I plan to make you as excited about Project Atomic and container tech as I am.

Does this mean I'm not working on PostgreSQL anymore?  Of course not. In fact, I'm already working on a PostgreSQL HA solution which relies on Atomic; you'll find out more about it at SCALE14 if you attend. 

It does mean I've stepped down as CEO of PostgreSQL Experts, which position is now occupied by my extremely capable former coworker and Django contributor, Christophe Pettus.  Since Christophe and Stacey Haysler have been effectively (and profitably!) running PGX for the last year, most of our customers won't even notice the change.

It also means that there will be lots more stuff about Linux containers on this blog, most of which will not be tagged with the PostgreSQL tag and thus not appear on Planet Postgres.  So if you're interesed in that, you'll want to follow my blog directly.

I'm also in the middle of moving to Portland, Oregon, so expect me to be rather unresponsive for the new two weeks.  After that ... on to new adventures!