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Tanya Bragin is the VP of Product at ClickHouse, a very fast open source OLAP databases used by some of the biggest companies in the world. Tanya was hired to lead the effort to build a SaaS offering of ClickHouse, having previously served in similar roles as a VP of Product at Elastic. Come listen to Tanya’s unique insights about how to take an open source project to market with a SaaS offering including how to engage and motivate the engineering team, deciding which features to build, acquire, or buy, how to hire and set goals for IC PMs, and most importantly HOW TO SET PRICING. Read More

Your hosts Steve Mayzak and Chad Tindel are joined by Forrest Colyer, an AWS Blockchain Specialist SA and outright expert in all things crypto and web3. We’re also joined by our first bestie guestie host Rhett Garber, a strong engineer leader with experience managing developer teams at Yelp, Postmates, and GitHub all of which had successful IPOs or acquisition exits. Today we’re having a conversation about what Web3 really means and what are all the pieces of it that exist today that you can use to start building one of these new decentralized applications.

Your hosts Steve Mayzak and Chad Tindel are joined by Ben Sabrin, CRO of the bootstrapped startup ngrok which provides software to securely tunnel through any NAT or firewall. Ben is a seasoned sales veteran having served in various VP and CRO positions at JBoss/Red Hat, MongoDB, Rackspace, and ScaleFT/Okta.

Your hosts Steve Mayzak and Chad Tindel are joined by Brian Stevens, CEO of Boston-based Deep Learning Startup Neural Magic. Brian was previously CTO and VP of Google Cloud and also the CTO and EVP of Red Hat. We start off the episode by learning about how Neural Magic is democratizing access to sparse deep learning models and then dive into topics of AI/ML and how it affects the world around us.

Your hosts Steve Mayzak and Chad Tindel are joined by Timo Jokiaho, Chief Technologist - Global Telco at Red Hat where he focuses on network functions virtualization (NFV) and containers going towards 5G. This is a pure tech episode focusing on 5G telco innovations and how the telco stack is changing to be more software and cloud based running on Kubernetes.

Your hosts Steve Mayzak and Chad Tindel are joined by Brent Holden, VP and Field CTO at Hashicorp as well as Dr. Chase Armer, President of Planned Solutions. Chase is both a Certified Financial Planner and a Chartered Financial Analyst. We start off the episode with a Peloton 10K breakdown and then dive into the role of a Field CTO, how it differs from the Solution Architect Role, and some funny stories from Brent’s life.

Your hosts Steve Mayzak and Chad Tindel are joined by Adrian Havill (aka Eido Inoue), Vice President of Reazon Holdings. Adrian previously held leadership positions in engineering, consulting, and support at large enterprises such as Red Hat, Google, Rakuten. He also ventured off to run engineering at the gaming startup beBit, makers of Hado an innovative Augmented Reality game similar to dodgeball but where the players throw virtual fireballs at each other. With Adrian joining us from Tokyo, Episode 6 is our first international episode. We discuss topics like mistakes that American companies  Read More

Your hosts Steve Mayzak and Chad Tindel are joined by Douglas Hanna, COO of Grafana Labs, the company behind leading open source projects Grafana and Loki, and the creator of the first open and composable observability platform. Prior to Grafana Labs, he spent nearly four years at Zendesk, most recently as VP, Operations at Zendesk. Before Zendesk, he was the founder and CEO of, a customer service software company. We breakdown the latest 10K to talk about their business model, acquisitions they’ve made and where we think they’re headed. We also talk with  Read More

Your hosts Steve Mayzak and Chad Tindel are joined by Kunal Anand, founder of Prevoty and now CTO at Imperva. In addition to being a programming whiz and computer security guru he’s also a stone-cold expert on blockchain and crypto currencies having been deep in that world since the early days. We breakdown the latest Coinbase S1 to talk about their business model, how much money they’re making, how cryptocurrencies work and the differences between Bitcoin and Ethereum, and where he thinks crypto will go in the future. We also cover a range of topics with Kunal like how he thinks about the Solution Architect role as a founder and CTO and how SA comp could be better.

Your hosts Steve Mayzak and Chad Tindel are joined by the brilliant Product Strategy and Marketing expert Brad Murdoch, EVP Strategy & Product at Lightbend and board member at We breakdown the latest Snowflake 10K to talk about how their cloud first and multi-cloud strategy affects the way other people do business in the data warehouse space. We drill down with Brad and ask him everything we could think of about marketing enterprise software. Are Gartner and Forrester still relevant? How important is it to use new channels like Clubhouse, Twitch, Discord, and Twitter Spaces  Read More