Selena Deckelmann is a major contributor to PostgreSQL and a data architect at Mozilla. She’s been involved with free and open source software since 1995 and began running conferences for PostgreSQL in 2007. In 2012, she founded PyLadiesPDX, a portland chapter of PyLadies. She founded Open Source Bridge, Postgres Open and speaks internationally about open source, databases and community. You can find her on twitter (@selenamarie) and on her blog. She also keeps chickens and gives a lot of technical talks.
She was an advisor for two years to the Ada Initiative, an organization dedicated to increasing the participation of women in open source and technology communities.
- RWW: Failure is an option
- BikePortland.org: Chris King employees speak about sustainability at City Hall
- DotFiveOne: Geek of the Week: Selena Deckelmann
- The Next Web: A week of sexism in the technology sector highlighted on the web
- WikiNews: Web startup Sqoot loses sponsorship after failed advert deemed sexist by social media
- Linux Weekly News: Postgres 8.4: We’ve got momentum
- Oregon Business: On the scene at Emma
- Web Worker Daily: Community organized events vs. traditional conferences
Want to know more?
- The Setup: Selena Deckelmann
- Portland On Fire profile from January 6, 2008.
- Free Software Foundation: Selena Deckelmann Profile
Selena tends to write about things like: women in Open Source, Open Source World Domination, and features that make PostgreSQL rock. She likes writing, generally. And can usually be convinced to write about things she’s up to. She also likes to draw monkeys. And Postgres. She’s a contributing writer for the Google Summer of Code Mentor Manual, and Student Guide. You can contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About photos on the site
Anything unattributed is a photo my husband has or I have taken. Most of them are up on my flickr site. I shoot with a Nikon D40 (currently out of commission), an Cannon Elph, an iPhone 3G, a Droid 3 or a 30+ year old Fujica film camera.
‘chesnok’ means garlic in russian. I studied Russian for two years in college. I was obsessed with Marina Tsvetaeva, Anna Akhmatova and Osip Mandelstam. My accent is terrible, and I can only barely read simple Russian anymore.