26 episodes

The origin story behind the best open source projects and communities.

Contributor Eric Anderson

    • Technology
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The origin story behind the best open source projects and communities.

    MindsDB with Jorge Torres and Adam Carrigan

    MindsDB with Jorge Torres and Adam Carrigan

    Eric Anderson (@ericmander) is joined by the co-founders of MindsDB, Jorge Torres (@JorgeTorresAI) and Adam Carrigan (@AdamMCarrigan). MindsDB is an open-source AI layer that integrates with existing databases, from MySQL to Clickhouse. Tune in to learn how these two former college roommates are working to bring machine learning into the mainstream.

    In this episode we discuss:


    Why it makes sense to run machine learning models in the database
    Partnering with Kafka, Looker, and more
    MindsDB’s initial adoption by students at Berkeley
    Different applications for MindsDB and machine learning in ecommerce, finance, and more
    The moment Jorge knew he had to get into business with Adam

    Links:


    MindsDB
    RedisConf 2021
    Looker
    Apache Kafka
    ClickHouse

    Other episodes


    ClickHouse with Alexey Milovidov and Ivan Blinkov

    • 29 min
    Anaconda with Peter Wang

    Anaconda with Peter Wang

    Eric Anderson (@ericmander) welcomes Peter Wang (@pwang) for a conversation about the Python ecosystem and the open-source communities that have built it. Peter is the creator of Anaconda, the near-essential Python distribution for scientific computing that makes managing packages a lot more manageable. In today’s episode, Peter offers a unique and powerful perspective on how to make the economics of open-source work for everyone.

    In this episode we discuss:


    The paradox of the PVM and Python’s packaging difficulties
    How Guido van Rossum implied permission for Anaconda and the open-source Python movement
    Python as the lingua franca of a new professional class
    Looking to Roblox for inspiration for a scientific computing creator community
    Giving back to open-source communities through the NumFOCUS Foundation

    Links:


    Anaconda
    NumFOCUS
    NumPy
    SciPy
    Enthought 
    Jupyter
    TensorFlow
    MicroPython
    scikit-learn
    pandas
    Quansight
    Red Hat
    Roblox

    People mentioned:


    Travis Oliphant (@teoliphant)
    Fernando Pérez (@fperez_org)
    Brian Granger (@ellisonbg)
    Min Ragan-Kelley (@minrk)
    Guido van Rossum (@gvanrossum)
    James Currier (@JamesCurrier)

    Other episodes:


    NumPy & SciPy with Travis Oliphant
    TensorFlow with Rajat Monga

    • 34 min
    Redpanda with Alexander Gallego

    Redpanda with Alexander Gallego

    Eric Anderson (@ericmander) is joined by Alexander Gallego (@emaxerrno) for an examination of Redpanda, the source available event streaming platform designed as a drop-in replacement for Kafka. Redpanda’s storage engine is attractive to developers for its performance and simplicity, removing the complexity of running Kafka to scale and deploying with a single binary. Listen to today’s episode to learn more about how Alexander and the team at Vectorized are looking to advance the conversation around streaming into the future.

    In this episode we discuss:


    What Alexander means when he says that hardware is the platform for data streaming
    The 3 things that turn a data stream into a data product
    Comparing Redpanda to Kafka and Pulsar
    A difference in product philosophy between selling to data teams vs app developers
    How Alexander approached the challenge of monetizing data infrastructure


    Links:


    Redpanda
    Vectorized
    Apache Kafka
    Apache Pulsar
    Apache Spark
    Apache Beam
    Apache Storm
    Apache Flink
    Elastic
    CockroachDB


    Other episodes:


    TensorFlow with Rajat Monga
    Scylla with Dor Laor

    • 33 min
    Storybook with Zoltan Olah

    Storybook with Zoltan Olah

    Eric Anderson (@ericmander) and Zoltan Olah (@zqzoltan) discuss Storybook, the open-source UI component development tool. Storybook supports all the most popular frontend frameworks and libraries such as React, Vue and Angular, but allows users to test and develop components in isolation. In today’s episode, learn more about the early days of the component-driven development methodology and how Storybook was saved by a passionate community of engineers.

    In this episode we discuss:


    Storybook as an integral part of UI design workflow
    How Zoltan and his team inherited Storybook and saved it from being “left out to dry”
    Solving a pain point for front-end engineers with Chromatic’s UI regression testing, built on top of Storybook
    Why Zoltan compares components to APIs, and Storybook to a service mesh
    What’s happening today in the world of open-source design systems

    Links:


    Storybook
    Chromatic
    Meteor
    GraphQL
    React
    Tailwind
    Selenium
    Cypress
    Material-UI
    Figma
    Learn Storybook


    People mentioned:


    Dominic Nguyen (@domyen)
    Tom Coleman (@tmeasday)
    Arunoda Susiripala (@arunoda)
    Norbert de Langen (@NorbertdeLangen)
    Michael Shilman (@mshilman)

    • 27 min
    SkyWalking with Sheng Wu

    SkyWalking with Sheng Wu

    Eric Anderson (@ericmander) and Sheng Wu (@wusheng1108) discuss Apache SkyWalking, an open-source APM tool focusing on cloud-native and distributed systems. SkyWalking was originally developed in 2012 as a training tool for developers new to distributed systems architecture, but it became Sheng’s pet project for several years until he brought it to the Apache Incubator program. Listen to today’s episode for the inside scoop of how this “hidden gem” fits into the Apache network of open-source software projects.

    In this episode we discuss:


    Why open-source APMs are not very common
    SkyWalking’s focus on attracting more contributors rather than users
    How a conflict of interest at Huawei led to a “bake-off” between Apache and CNCF
    The impact of Elastic changing their license on the open-source community
    The name “Skywalking,” its sources of inspiration, and an easter egg

    Links:


    Apache SkyWalking
    Kubernetes
    The Apache Incubator
    CNCF
    Tetrate
    Apache ShardingSphere
    Apache APISIX
    Envoy Proxy
    Apache Airflow
    Apache Beam
    Dynatrace
    New Relic
    Elastic
    Helm
    Zipkin

    Other episodes:


    Envoy Proxy with Matt Klein

    • 32 min
    Snowpack with Fred K. Schott

    Snowpack with Fred K. Schott

    Eric Anderson (@ericmander) and Fred K. Schott (@FredKSchott) dive into the world of Snowpack, an open-source, frontend build tool for web developers. Snowpack is special because it uses Javascript’s ES module system to instantly write file changes to the browser. Fred created Snowpack and the Skypack CDN to fulfill his vision of the future of the web, which he first recognized while trying to advance the Javascript ecosystem with an earlier project called Pika. On today’s episode, find out how Fred rejected the pain of modern web development, and came up with a better solution.

    In this episode we discuss:


    Reconfiguring old ideas for today’s web development landscape
    How Snowpack and Skypack lighten the load when it comes to Node modules and storage space
    Questioning what it means to build a modern application that works for developers and users alike
    Skypack and the future of shared dependencies across different sites
    Why Snowpack is using an open governance framework

    Links:


    Snowpack
    Skypack
    OCTO Speaker Series - Fred K. Schott
    Svelte
    React
    Ripple
    Microsite
    Deno
    Next.js
    esbuild
    webpack

    People mentioned:


    Rich Harris (@Rich_Harris)
    Nate Moore (@n_moore)

    • 31 min

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