Oleg Bartunov will speak about his way from a simple astronomer to a world-famous developer via his participation in the open source project PostgreSQL.
Working in large corporations, the programmer becomes a cog in a huge machine. But creating open source software, a person keeps his identity, and sometimes has even larger professional prospects than in a commercial company. Position and career of an Open Source developer do not depend on the company management, everything is transparent here and depends only on personal contribution. Working in Open Source brings a sense of engagement in creation of a product that will be used by millions of people around the world. Oleg Bartunov will talk about his personal experience in IT-sphere, from student years at physics department at Moscow State University, astronomy studies at SAI and Santa Cruz (USA) to involvement to the international community of PostgreSQL developers and founding Postgres Professional.