Nik Larin

Operations Committee

Nik is a product manager on the Azure Data team at Microsoft, in Redmond, Washington. He is currently responsible for product decisions for Hyperscale (Citus), a managed service based on the open source Citus extension. Previously Nik worked at different divisions within Microsoft including Developer Tools and Engineering Excellence as well as in a small company overseas.

  1. Tell us how you became involved with PostgreSQL.

    I became involved with PostgreSQL when I joined the managed open source databases group within Azure Data in 2017. Ever since I have been enjoying being part of the team that is making PostgreSQL and Citus run as a cloud service.

  2. What is your favorite thing about PostgreSQL?

    Extensibility! PostgreSQL wouldn't be the same without many things and extensions is definitely one of them.

  3. What made you decide to become involved with PgDay San Francisco?

    One other thing that I love about PostgreSQL is its community. When the opportunity to join PgDay SF operations committee presented itself I couldn't help but jump on it!

  4. What else would you like the world to know about you?

    Besides having fun as a product person in a cloud service team I enjoy a good cappuccino, understanding how the universe works, and snorkeling coral reefs in different parts of the world whenever I have a chance. 😊


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