Our Company

Command Prompt, Inc. is the oldest and largest dedicated PostgreSQL support provider in North America. Since 1997, we have been developing, supporting, deploying and advocating the use of the World's Most Advanced Open Source Database.

We are an Oregon corporation who enjoys the benefits of no outside investors, no debt, and being profitable, since our first day of business in 1997.

Our Team

Amanda Nystrom

Owner - Senior Project and Operations Manager

Amanda has been in the open source world for over a decade, with four degrees in communication, psychology, and science. Her role as a project and operations manager has reinforced her passion for serving people, and ensuring the best quality service for clients and her team. She is active in the Postgres community as a co-chair of the international Postgres Conference series, focusing on the mission of People, Postgres, Data. In her life outside of work, she often finds herself traveling in a short bus, busting a move to music with bass, playing with her fur babies, or trying a new recipe. Her favorite hobby, however, is adventuring with her husby.

Joshua Drake

Founder - Lead Architect

Joshua D. Drake (JD) is a long standing member of the PostgreSQL Community. He co-authored the original Oreilly book, "Practical PostgreSQL", is a Founder/Director and former President of United States PostgreSQL (http://www.postgresql.us/). Further he was a Director for Software in the Public Interest for 9 years (http://www.spi-inc.org). He is Co-Chair of Postgres Conference and helps organize many of the Postgres meetups in North America. An Infrastructure and Full Stack expert, you will benefit from well over 20 years of successful experience in Open Source implementation when working with him.

Ildefonso Camargo

Senior Sys Admin / DBA

Ildefonso has been in IT-related jobs for over 20 years. He is an Electronics Engineer, having spent all of his university years working in research labs related to computing (from IT to AI). He is originally from Venezuela and now lives in the Sunshine State. He is married, has two children, and a dog named Julieta. Ildefonso’s secret to his success is listening to classical music while he works. He is a musician, with experience in classical and folkloric music, knows how to play the Oboe, the Mandolin, and the Venezuelan "Cuatro." No matter the task thrown at him, he accepts the challenge and finds enjoyment in solving the problem.

Ivan Lezhnjov IV

Senior Sys Admin / Jr. DBA

Ivan has devoted all of his spare energy to teaching himself the ways of GNU, Free Software, Open Source, Linux and the art of systems engineering. He built his life around a strong conviction that his source of income in this global economic survival game must come mainly, if not exclusively, from supporting and perpetuating the free software phenomenon and its underlying philosophy. Much to his content he's living his dream, and is grateful and proud to be part of a company that shares a similar creed. A fun fact about Ivan is that he hates telling fun facts about himself, but if you insisted, he would say that he's Ivan IV and this lineage of men in his family tree sharing exactly the same full name for four generations straight is believed to be quite unintentional.

Eric Worden

Senior Developer / DBA

Eric has a long career designing beautiful databases (and administering not-so-beautiful ones) and writing monster SQL. He is a long time open source enthusiast and sometimes-contributor (see projects sphinxkeys and pgchronos at github). He's an accomplished Python web developer also. However, his most prized achievement is getting his sound card to work under Debian Slink. In his time away from Postgres, he bakes bread, kicks deer out of his yard, and ventures into the mountains of the PNW. Something awesome about Eric is that he's also the crown prince of the little known Baltic kingdom of Dvorak.

Andrew Smith

Senior Developer/ DBA

Andrew has been fascinated by robotics and artificial intelligence all his life and spent most of his spare time researching and experimenting, especially in the field of natural language understanding. He has over 30 years experience with database systems and *nix, half of that being PostgreSQL on Linux. He recently started keeping fish and must like dogs because he still has one. Married with two amazing grown up kids. Something fascinating about Andrew is that he works from a purpose-built facility that is proofed against both wireless surveillance and axe murderer neighbors.

Ron Farrer

Sys Admin / Jr. DBA / Developer

Ron has more than three decades of experience with UNIX/*BSD/Linux and is a former Debian Developer. Some of his interests include virtual machines, networking, security, cryptography, programming, distributed and parallel computing, robotics, artificial intelligence, and finding new ways to automate mundane tasks. In his spare time, Ron likes to fly drones, find new uses for Raspberry Pi boards, play video and board games, make things with 3D printers, travel, and spend time with his family. Ron was born on his grandfather's birthday and was named after him.

Eugene Dubinin

Senior Developer

Eugene has been in the IT industry for 15 years. He began his career as a Linux system administrator at one of the top ISPs in his area. After five years working as a system administrator he decided to switch to software developing, still keeping his preference for open source software solutions and the UNIX operating systems. Eugene spends his spare time mountain biking, rock climbing, and being adventurous. He is interested in photography and ARM-based single-board computers. A fun fact about Eugene is that he got into programming just because he wanted to write mods to Quake2.

Debra Cerda

Director of Business Development

Debra Cerda has spent almost a decade of as a business development professional within the water industry and technology sectors. She has been an open data, open source and Postgres advocate for several years. Debra is an organizer of the Austin Postgres and Cloud Austin Meetup groups, as well as a co-organizer of the PostgresConf series. She also serves as a Director for the US PostgreSQL Association. Debra is passionate about film, water, homebrewing, and craft beer – and her Chihuahua mix rescue Maris Otter.

Lindsay Hooper

Director of Marketing & Events

Lindsay is a seasoned events manager, having launched non-profit galas, organized conferences, and grown international meetups. Born in North Carolina, she graduated from Bucknell University with a double major in art and film. Her career has been trial by fire, planning her first event almost by accident. In her free time, Lindsay serves as the President of the Mouse Associate Board, which empowers students to use technology for good, and is one of the founders of the annual Luxury Party, benefitting women’s shelters across the city. She lives in Astoria, Queens with her partner and two cats, Winnie and Barnaby.

Justin Graf

DBA

Justin has worked in the IT industry for over 20 years, covering most of the field from installing network wiring, to server hardware, to VOIP systems, to ERP/MRP application deployment to website development. Customization of ERP/MRP application focused on cost accounting methods and inventory control for Manufacturing implemented using PostgreSQL. Hobbies: mountain biking, beer making, organic farming, animal husbandry, and off-grid living.

Tiffany Gustanski

Project Management Assistant

Tiffany has worked in project management, research, and data analysis since 2016. While obtaining her M.B.A., she managed consulting projects for the City of Los Angeles Economic and Workforce Development Department and the Hilton Foundation. After moving to Austin, Tiffany worked in Cloud and SaaS professional services as a data analyst and project manager of implementation and consulting projects. Her hobbies include freelance writing for entertainment sites, following Major League Baseball, and making fiber crafts.

YOU

TO BE DETERMINED

Work from home for the only company still operating from the beginning of it all! No Venture Captial, No Debt, No missed paychecks, No B.S. Just honest, consulting and support for the PostgreSQL Centered Stack! We seek someone who has a deep knowledge of at least one UNIX-like system (preferably Linux), and who knows how to manage heterogeneous systems. You can demonstrate strong skills in systems administration. You have a clear understanding of how to administer several systems that are mostly the same, but that have small local differences. If you do not feel comfortable saying, "I'm not familiar with that in your environment," then reading documentation, and coming back with a test plan for deployment that will reveal problems with your strategy, this is not a job for you.

Our Promise to You

  • We only do PostgreSQL. It is our technical love and passion. There is no other provider whose priority is PostgreSQL.
  • We are the first and only substantial PostgreSQL company providing PostgreSQL services for more than 24 months.
  • We have a strong and growing customer base, including Advanced Data Processing (ADP), Aerospace Corp, Canadian Broadcasting Company, Linksys, Macrovision, MX Logic, New York Post, and NOAA.
  • We have a very strong relationship with the PostgreSQL community and provide critical support services to that community.
  • As a private corporation, with no outside investors, we are only accountable to our families and our customers. When you call Command Prompt, you are greeted by knowledgeable staff who are trained and have experience with PostgreSQL and the environments that PostgreSQL operates with.
  • Our marketing and sales are not polished. We focus our dollars on having a best of breed technical staff, which includes support and engineers, who will listen and provide solutions to your PostgreSQL issues with nothing but the best assistance.
  • We document everything we do. If you contract with Command Prompt to provide support for a project, we document each task, require each task in writing, and insure that there is an electronic trail of all tasks performed to insure the highest quality of service.