Making Open Work
May 8–9, 2017: Training & Tutorials
May 10–11, 2017: Conference
Austin, TX
Debra Cerda

Debra Cerda
Director, U.S. PostgreSQL Association

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Debra Cerda is a director for the US PostgreSQL Association, where she oversees the association’s Diversity and Inclusivity Initiative. She has been an open source and PostgreSQL advocate for several years and is a co-organizer of the Austin PostgreSQL Users Group, PG Day Austin 2016, PGConf US 2017, and the soon to be announced PGConf Austin 2017. Debra volunteers on the advisory board of ChickTech Austin and is an active member of Austin Women in Technology, as well as founder of DataRescue Austin, a grassroots effort to archive federal “at-risk” data.


11:00am11:40am Thursday, May 11, 2017
Collaboration and Community
Location: Meeting Room 9C
Level: Non-technical
Debra Cerda (U.S. PostgreSQL Association)
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The study of social insects has long demonstrated the critical importance of eusociality to maintain biodiversity in an ecosystem. Debra Cerda explores the parallel between key components of the organizational structure and behavior of these insects to diverse and thriving open source communities, drawing on examples of open source platforms at risk of extinction. Read more.