podcast March 23, 2021

Podcast 323: A director of engineering explains scaling from dozens of employees to thousands

We discuss data gravity and some much lighter topics.
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On today’s episode, we chat with Suyog Rao, director of engineering at Elastic Cloud. Suyog began as an open source contributor, then an IC, and eventually a manager and director. He explains that journey, and how our new normal of remote work will drive a new era of transformation in cloud services.


You can find out more about Suyog and his career here. True story, he once worked on tablets way before tablets were a thing.

He’s on Twitter here. You can check out Elastic Cloud and it’s suite of services here.

Suyog talks a bit about data gravity, a concept you can learn more about here.

If you’re a fan of release notes and want to get a sense of what Suyog worked on at Elastic over the years, check out his blog archives here.

Thanks to our lifeboat badge winner of the week, lhf, for anwering the question: How can I get the current UTC time in a Lua script?


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podcast September 3, 2021

Podcast 372: Why yes, I do have a patent on a time machine

This week we chat with Angie Jones, Java champion, prolific inventor, and senior director of developer relations at Applitools. She previously held roles at Twitter and IBM. She explains why visual testing can catch things you would miss if you just scan the DOM, what actually makes a 10x developer, and how she secured a…
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Director of Content