podcast December 8, 2020

Podcast 293: Connecting apps, data, and the cloud with Apollo GraphQL CEO Geoff Schmidt

Schmidt says GraphQL has done for the cloud what SQL did for databases. Now it's about balancing corporate growth with an open source community.
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This week we chat with Geoff Schmidt, CEO and co-founder of Apollo GraphQL, about the need modern web companies and mobile apps have to stitch together multiple databases and cloud services in a way that is simple to query. He talks about the foundation of these ideas with a previous venture, Meteor and how to balance a vibrant open source community with a for-profit SaaS company.

You can read about GraphQL here and Apollo here. 

Cassidy Williams, who curates our newsletter, wrote about her experience as an early adopter of the technology last summer.

You can find more on Meteor here

Schmidt also helped create Monument,  which he describes as “an affordable live/work art event space in downtown San Francisco. The upstairs is 24 private bedrooms and studio spaces and the downstairs is a 200+ capacity person event venue and makerspace. Our goal is to connect creative people across different fields, and in particular build bridges between art and technology.”

Our lifeboat of the week goes to sll for explaining why: There is an error in XML document (1, 41)

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