Joshua D. Drake is a PostgreSQL Consultant and has been consulting on PostgreSQL since Postgres95. Throughout his PostgreSQL career he has performed a variety of functions within the community including releasing an O'Reilly book on PostgreSQL, being part of the sysadmins and advocacy teams. Further he ran a biannual conference series dedicated to PostgreSQL between the years of 2007 - 2011. He is a Director for SPI (the non-profit for PostgreSQL.org). Lastly he is also a Founder, and a Director of United States PostgreSQL.