I'm Eric Walstad. I'm an independent contractor specializing in
software for energy use analysis. That means I've built and maintain a
lot of database applications for PG&E and other energy utilities.
Sadly, most have been written in Access/VBA. I'm a relative newbie with
PostgreSQL, most of my "real" database work has been with MySQL, the
preferred(1) database of my main client. I spent a year volunteering
with EcoAccess.org(2) to a) help with what I consider to be a worthwile
endeavor, b) get my first experience working on an open source project
and c) learn more Python and PostgreSQL. I am hoping that subscribing
to this list will help to liberate me from my recurring Microsoft Access
nightmare. I am hoping for SQL enlightenment and/or <shameless
plug>leads to employment with enlightened individuals</shameless plug>.
Most of my "fun" time is spent with my wife and daughter or maintaining
a few hobby-ish web sites(3) or learning more about programming. I'm a
voracious reader and also enjoy surfing, sailing and diving. I've not
owned a TV since about 1992.
I'm looking forward to "geeking Postgres stuff" with you all soon :)
(1) They are showing real interest in PostgreSQL, though.
I worked on an alpha version of their in-house task
management software. It used PostgreSQL on the
backend, Python/psycopg in the middle and Zope on
the front end.
Golfing event tracker (for a friend)
Searchable photo album (psswd rqd)
So my mom and dad can see what their grand daughter is up to
Josh Berkus wrote:
> Can everyone introduce themselves? My intro is below.
>>Anyway, my name's Josh and I'm the list admin. I'm also an independant
>>database consultant who has been in business in SF for 4 years, and
>>in PostgreSQL for 2.5 years. I'm on the SQL, NOVICE, and ADVOCACY
>>and also write occasional columns for TechDocs.
>>I was also the Marketing Lead for OpenOffice.org for the last year.
>>you may have seen me at LWE or O'Reilly in connection with
>>I'm hoping that we can figure out a place and time to meet, maybe
>>and hobnob and geek Postgres stuff together. Also, I plan to use
>>to exchange PostgreSQL promotional info and contracting opportunities in
>>What do you want to do?
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