Eliot Horowitz is the Co-Founder of MongoDB. He wrote the core code base for MongoDB starting in 2007, and subsequently built the engineering and product teams. Prior to MongoDB, Eliot co-founded and built ShopWiki, a groundbreaking online retail search engine. He built its technology, it's team, and presided over its private sale in 2010. Before that, Eliot was a software developer in the R&D group at DoubleClick. Eliot is on the board of the NY Tech Talent Pipeline. In 2006, he was selected as one of BusinessWeek's Top 25 Entrepreneurs Under Age 25, and in 2015 was named to the Business Insider “Under 35 and Crushing it” list. He was also recently named to Crain's NY Business 40 Under 40 Class of 2017 list. Eliot received a B.S. in Computer Science from Brown University.
JJ interviews creator and former co-founder/CTO of MongoDB, Eliot Horowitz, across a range of critical topics: early growth, culture ++
Origins of MongoDB and the open-source project — 00:00
Documented-oriented data and BSON as a database paradigm — 1:39
Storing data as documents and building applications. — 3:03
What did you do to build community and adoption? — 5:20
What was it like per-revenue? — 10:31
How has the company and business model evolved? — 11:34
Will the business model stay cloud, or is there another evolution? — 14:17
What lessons have you learned? — 16:35
Importance of transparency and collaboration for scaling. — 18:55
Discussion of licenses and journey to SSPL license. — 22:10
What are you doing these days? — 25:15
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