Monday, September 26, 2022

143: The Evolution of Search with Marcus Eagan

Finding something online might seem easy - but as Marcus Eagan tells it, it’s not easy to get it right. In today’s episode, MongoDB’s Staff Product Manager on Atlas Search speaks with Jason and Patrick about his own journey in software development and how to best use search engines to capture user intent.

 

00:00:34 Introductions

00:01:30 Marcus’s unusual origin story

00:05:10 Unsecured IoT devices

00:09:56 How security groupthink can compromise matters

00:12:48 The Target HVAC incident

00:17:32 Business challenges with home networks

00:21:51 Damerau-Levenshtein edit distance factor ≤ 2

00:23:58 How do people who do search talk about search

00:30:35 Inferring human intent before they intend it

00:46:13 Ben Horowitz

00:47:32 Seinfeld as an association exercise

00:52:27 What Marcus is doing at MongoDB

00:58:30 How MongoDB can help at any level

01:01:00 Working at MongoDB

01:08:14 Farewells






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Monday, September 12, 2022

142: Data Ops with Douwe Maan

Douwe Maan’s journey sounds too fantastic to be true, yet the tale that Meltano’s founder shares with Jason and Patrick today is very, very real. Whether it’s about doing software development by 11, joining Gitlab while juggling college responsibilities, or building his own company during today’s challenging times, he has quite the story to tell. In today’s episode, he speaks on Twitter, his perspective on remote work, and why data operations are a critical part of developer stacks in today’s world.


00:01:00 Introductions

00:03:44 Hustling online at 11

00:08:08 From iOS to web-based development

00:10:20 How Douwe balanced school and work

00:12:05 Sid Sijbrandij

00:19:13 Why Twitter was integral in Douwe’s journey

00:21:01 What Meltano offers for data teams

00:22:01 Remote work

00:30:59 Gitlab’s data team and what they do

00:44:40 What tools do data engineers use

00:47:40 Singer

00:50:26 Game designer travails

00:58:59 Where data operations come in

01:05:12 Getting started with Meltano

01:12:00 Meltano as a company

01:22:09 Farewells






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