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Re: Seeking Consultant to Review Sharding Plans, Architecture

From: Reid Thompson <reid(dot)thompson(at)ateb(dot)com>
To: Amanda B Hickman <amanda(at)documentcloud(dot)org>
Cc: pgsql-jobs(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Seeking Consultant to Review Sharding Plans, Architecture
Date: 2009-11-19 18:04:49
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On Thu, 2009-11-19 at 12:12 -0500, Amanda B Hickman wrote:
> Seeking a Postgres Expert (or tips on how and where to find a Postgres
> expert):
> DocumentCloud ( seeks a Postgres expert to
> consult with our lead developer on our architecture plans and help us
> evaluate our replication plans.
> We are a group of journalists and coders at the New York Times and
> ProPublica with a 2-year grant from the Knight Foundation to develop a
> shared index of primary source documents used in investigative reporting
> work.  DocumentCloud will be a research tool for reporters, a semantic
> search engine (via OpenCalais), and a participant in the web of linked
> data. DocumentCloud will be free and open source software. You can
> review our code releases to date at
> We're based in New York City but open to considering consultants who aren't.
> We seek an expert-level PostgreSQL Consultant: someone with experience
> working with sharded Postgres installations, skilled at tuning Postgres
> for full text searches over very large datasets (potentially approaching
> hundreds of thousands of documents) and well versed in best practices
> for deploying Postgres on EC2.
> If you think you might be a good fit, please forward your resume, a rate
> quote and a short description of particularly relevant work to:
> jobs(at)documentcloud(dot)org with "Postgres Consultant" in the subject line.

you probably should have posted the hint in the email as well.

Hint: the subject line matters more than you’d think. Our “jobs” inbox
has a procmail filter and three folders: JavaScript, Postgres and Trash.  the
initial occurrence of Postgre is missing a 't'.

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