Apache Cassandra with Patrick McFadin

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About this Episode

Eric Anderson (@ericmander) and Patrick McFadin (@PatrickMcFadin) delve into the history of Apache Cassandra, the open-source NoSQL database born and bred around cloud over a decade ago. Patrick is the VP of Developer Relations at DataStax, and a member of the Cassandra Project Management Committee. On today’s episode, Patrick shares his philosophy on developer advocacy and experience in open-source.

In this episode we discuss:

  • Behind the NoSQL explosion that made Cassandra the darling of the valley
  • Comparing different eras of commercializing open-source, then and now
  • How Patrick became a pioneer in evangelizing and community-building
  • The two kinds of people to recruit for developer relations
  • Why Patrick says open-source is going to “start eating clouds”


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