14 Dec 2017
Trying to Build That Massive Machine
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Topics: AdTech, Analytics, Founding, Managing Engineers, Open Source, Recruiting, Startups, Teamwork and Team Leadership, Time Series Databases
What’s it like to work at one of the largest tech companies in the world, Cisco, then be in the first 10 at Metamarkets, a high-growth tech startup? To co-create a successful open source time series database, Druid, and then co- found and become CEO of a Valley-based, venture-backed startup, Imply, that is building and selling a product on top of the open source project? In this episode we’ll find out, as we talk to Imply CEO and co-founder Fangjin Yang. Why is being an engineer first a key to managing product development and to building an engineering team? Why is the data market so complicated, and what is different about Druid? Why should everyone work at both a big and small company?
Fangjin Yang is the co-founder and CEO of Imply, makers of an event analytics platform built on the open-source Druid data store. Previously, Fangjin was a lead engineer at Metamarkets and the co-creator of Druid. He was an early engineer at Metamarkets, which was recently acquired by Snap, and also took on multiple non-technical roles for the Druid project, including community and business development and marketing. Before that Fangjin was a software engineer at Cisco Systems. He holds Master’s Degree in Computer Engineering and a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering, both from the University of Waterloo.
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