Jeremiah Lowin is the Founder and CEO of Prefect.
Jeremiah Lowin is the Founder and CEO of Prefect, the easiest way to automate your data!
Tell me about Prefect, why you started the company, and when that happened. - 0:13
(JJ gives background on Apache AirFlow). As a significant contributor to an open-source project, what motivated you to build a different open-source project and solve a problem that was not being solved by Airflow? - 2:45
I want to unpack what you mean by “insurance policy.” You’re fundamentally automating a lot of error-prone data management tasks, that would previously be done by scripting or legacy tools. How do you reason about your offerings as insurance policies when you construct a value proposition? - 5:47
Given the Cambrian Explosion of code execution pipelines and data execution pipelines that has blossomed over the last decade, pipeline workflow technology is now a first-class platform problem. Insurance. (Jeremiah elaborates) - 13:33
Talk about the open-source community. Can you reflect on inflection events that you caused or were caused by your ecosystem? - 15:05
I want to recognize you for the brilliance of intentionality around your governance model. So many open-source projects fail to recognize the full spectrum of governance between dictatorship and committee models. I’d like to unpack that more. How do you think about open-source governance, and how do you think about company governance? - 24:40
(JJ describes the similarity in Jeremiah’s responses to Eliot Horowitz’s experiences and choices at MongoDB) - 33:15
Ray Dalio is famous for a radical transparency principle. In the context of open-source, radical transparency is a fundamental principle. Over the arc of Prefect as a company, between now and whatever major milestone would signify success at the financial level, how do you think about handling radical transparency at the company level? - 36:10
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