New Members of the Community Code of Conduct Committee

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Subject: New Members of the Community Code of Conduct Committee
Date: 2021-10-09 11:06:16
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The PostgreSQL Community Code of Conduct Committee welcomes three new members:

**Ilaria Battiston** is a Data Engineering student at Technical University of Munich with a huge passion for Databases and Open Source, planning to dedicate her upcoming years in Database research and development. She is an administrative committee of the Italian Postgres User Group, part of the organizing team of PGConfEU and Google Summer of Code participant.

**Lucie Šimečková** is a Developer Marketing Manager at Timescale. She lives in the Czech Republic. She is a diversity and inclusion and women empowerment advocate. From enforcing the Code of Conduct at events, through localization efforts, to supporting communities that work with marginalized groups, her goal is to ensure that all activities are inclusive of developers of all kinds.

**Stefan Fercot** is a Database Backup Architect at EDB. Former PostgreSQL DBA and Linux system administrator, he lives in Mons, Belgium. He is part of the contributing team behind pgBackRest and also helps organizing community events with the FR and EU PostgreSQL Users' Groups."

_Stacey Haysler_, who served as the chair since the inception of the Committee, has now completed her 3-year term. She has set the foundations for the success of this committee, and we are grateful for her tremendous efforts. Thank you, Stacey!

_Carole Arnaud_ and _Fábio Telles Rodriguez_, who served on the Committee for 2 years and 1 year respectively, are stepping down this year. We appreciate their involvement in the Committee.

There will be a short transition period, ending October 31, 2021 to allow the transfer of information and responsibilities.

The new term runs through September 30, 2022.

The continuing Committee members are:

_Umair Shahid (taking over as Chair)_ is the Head of PostgreSQL at Percona and is based in Islamabad, Pakistan. He is a veteran of the PostgreSQL Global Development Group, contributing to the community as well as driving commercial success. He is the principal organizer for Islamabad and Dubai PostgreSQL Users' Groups.

_Anastasia Lubennikova_ is a Senior Developer at Zenith and a PostgreSQL Global Development Group Contributor. She contributes to the PostgreSQL community as a core developer and speaker. As a part of her job, she also helps with mentoring and onboarding new developers.

_Jeanette Bromage_ is a Principal DBA at Kira Systems. Prior to this, she took a three year break from managing databases to concentrate on AWS/Linux system administration. Jeanette has worked with various database technologies across different platforms for over twenty years, including a three year stint as a C programmer.

_Michael Goldberg_ is a co-organizer of pgDay Israel conferences since 2017, co-founder of PostgreSQL Israeli Community, PostgreSQL translator, part of the translation team for the press releases, and maintainer of the PostgreSQL Israel and pgDay Israel websites. Michael is the Director of Infrastructure at Shelfy.

The Committee is comprised of 4 women, 3 men, and 0 nonbinary individuals.

No two members work at the same company. No two members reside in the same country.

The countries represented are:

- Belgium
- Czech Republic
- Germany
- Israel
- Pakistan
- Russian Federation
- United Kingdom

The full list of Committee members is always available at: [](

The Committee can be contacted at coc(at)postgresql(dot)org(dot)

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