Unleash with Egil and Ivar Østhus


December 8th, 2021

29 mins 28 secs

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About this Episode

Eric Anderson (@ericmander) is joined by Egil (@EgilCo) and Ivar Østhus (@ivarconr), brothers and co-creators of the open-source feature management platform, Unleash. It’s a real family business, with Egil acting as CEO and Ivar the CTO of the company. Over beers and burgers, the two decided to bring their strengths together for a feature toggle tool that transforms DevOps and continuous deployment pipelines.

In this episode we discuss:

  • Ivar as a pioneer in the trunk-based development space
  • Word of mouth and old colleagues bringing Unleash to new companies
  • Assessing a contributor’s personality and mindset
  • Resolving a deadlock scenario on a feature launch day without impacting customers
  • Why feature flagging is fundamental to true DevOps