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Blog Posts by Philip Hankinson
Phil has been working with databases (starting with Oracle) since 1995, starting with a contract in Saudi Arabia to convert a hospital warehousing system in both English and Arabic from character-based to a GUI with icon/popup support for staff who spoke neither language. He has since been involved in pretty much anything across the OS/database/GUI stack in a variety of database platforms as a freelance consultant/contractor.
He continued as a freelancer for another 20 plus years, with clients in banking, telecoms, utilities, legal and more. He has since built up ten years of working with PostgreSQL, working primarily with the PostGIS spatial extension and related FOSS technologies. Phil joined EnterpriseDB in 2018 and works in professional services, where he helps clients realize the full potential of PostgreSQL, as well as hosts on-site training. Phil lives on an island near Gothenburg, Sweden with his family and the occasional borrowed dog.