Selena Deckelmann

Selena Deckelmann
Major Contributor, PostgreSQL

Website | @selenamarie

Selena Deckelmann is founder and COO of Prime Radiant.

She’s a major contributor to PostgreSQL. She’s created three successful conference series about PostgreSQL, open source development and culture. She speaks internationally about free software, developer communities and trolling. Her interests include opening up government data with the City of Portland, urban chickens and finding ways to make databases run faster.

You can find her on twitter at @selenamarie.

She founded Postgres Open, a conference dedicated to the business of PostgreSQL and disruption of the database industry. She founded and co-chaired Open Source Bridge, a developer conference for open source citizens. She founded the PostgreSQL Conference, a successful series of east coast/west coast conferences in the US for PostgreSQL. She’s helped run other conferences like WhereCampPDX, BarCampPDX and PG Days. She is currently on the organizing committees for PgCon and MySQL Users Conference. She’s a contributing writer for the Google Summer of Code Mentor Manual, and Student Guide.

She founded, which is putting a spotlight on the City of Portland’s efforts to transform the Portland tech industry.


Business Leadership Day
Location: F 151 Level: Novice
James Turnbull (Empatico), Selena Deckelmann (PostgreSQL)
Average rating: ****.
(4.33, 6 ratings)
Ever hire someone and have it “just not work out”? How long did that take to figure out? Weeks? Days? Before your morning coffee? The tech industry is currently in the middle of a competitive hiring bubble and it’s really hard to find good people. It’s even harder to retain them. So how do you find good people, and keep them? Read more.


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