Simon Willison is the creator of Datasette and co-creator of Django. Marco Slot is the lead architect for the Citus database extension to Postgres. In this episode, Simon and Marco talk about working in public on open source. Simon shares many of his learnings in public—with weeknotes, tweets, blogs, and “today I learned” (TIL) posts. Marco has been developing Citus in public since it was first open sourced in 2016.
Hosted by Claire Giordano and Pino de Candia from the Postgres team at Microsoft, listen to find out how working in public can help “future you”—and how there are selfish benefits to be had by working in open source. (Also: how to stay positive in the face of critics?)
Some of the topics covered in the order they were mentioned:
- Simon's weeknotes
- Simon's TIL posts
- Datasette plugins
- Citus open source GitHub repo
- Fibonacci Spirals and Ways to Contribute to Postgres—Beyond Code - Claire's talk in 2022
- Big Opportunities in Small Data - Simon's keynote at Citus Con: An Event for Postgres
- The Distributed PostgreSQL Problem and How Citus Solves It - Marco’s keynote at Citus Con: An Event for Postgres
Creators and Guests
Claire Giordano is head of the Postgres & Citus open source community initiatives at Microsoft. Claire has served in leadership roles in engineering, product management, and product marketing at Sun Microsystems, Amazon/A9, and Citus Data. At Sun, Claire managed the engineering team that created Solaris Zones, and led the effort to open source Solaris.
Pino de Candia
Pino de Candia is a software dev manager at Microsoft since 2020 and is currently working on the Citus open source project. Pino previously worked on the managed PostgreSQL database service in Azure Cosmos DB for PostgreSQL, which includes Citus on Azure support for distributed PostgreSQL. Pino has lived in New Orleans since 2017.
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