Explore the world of Developer Relations (DevRel) with Tinybird's Developer Advocate, Joe Karlsson, in this podcast hosted by Matt Yonkovit. Discover key insights into DevRel, the role of Developer Advocates in open-source communities, strategies for content creation, and the importance of a strong online presence. Learn how to navigate challenges, align business goals with community needs, and understand the nuances between users and customers in open-source businesses. From dealing with layoffs to understanding vanity metrics, this podcast series provides a comprehensive understanding of the ever-evolving tech landscape.
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In this episode of the Hacking Open Source Business podcast, hosts Avi Press and Matt Yonkovit are joined by Maxim Wheatley, Head of Global Marketing and Sales at Merico, to discuss important sales and marketing metrics for open source projects and businesses. Maxim shares his insights on key metrics like Slack growth, new contributors, retention, and engagement, and the limitations of certain metrics like stars. They also delve into the commercialization strategy of Merico, which involves open core with a twist and offering managed, hosted versions with paid solutions for their main product, Merico Analytics. Maxim also shares his thoughts on donating open source projects to foundations, building trust in open source sales, and the challenges of marketing and branding in open source. The conversation offers valuable insights for anyone looking to measure the success and growth of their open source projects or businesses.
Building a Bootstrapped Open Source Company: Insights from Jetstack Founder & President, Matt Barker
On this episode of the Hacking #opensource Business podcast, we talk with Matt Barker, the founder, and president of Jetstack. The discussion is about his experience in building a bootstrapped open source company based on his previous work at Canonical and MongoDB. In the interview, Matt talks about sales, business, and open-source technology (Linux, Kubernetes, Mesos, and more!). Matt covers the challenges of selling free open source software, support as a product, retention challenges, and measuring growth and adoption in open source software. Matt also shares his experience in comparing MongoDB and Canonical and starting Jetstack by choosing Kubernetes as the next big thing. The conversation delves into bootstrapping Jetstack with a services model, moving from services to a software product, comparing Kubernetes to Apache Mesos, and betting on truly open software. The interview provides valuable insights into sales, business, and open-source technology, making it an informative resource for anyone looking to learn about bootstrapping an open-source company. Two Matts and an Avi walk into a conference in London and end up in the Matt Cave… and this is the result.
Buckle up the one, and only Peter Zaitsev is back, talking to us from the State of Open Con in London! Peter gives listeners insight into which conferences he attends, how to get chosen to speak, how to grow the adoption at an open source company, shares his thoughts on licensing, and more. He also answers questions like should the government regulate #opensource? Should maintainers be sponsored and funded with public money?