1. Frederic Lardinois / writer and news editor / TechCrunch
2. Katherine Boyle / Principal / General Catalyst
3. Melissa Pancoast / founder and CEO / The Beans
4. Sameer Patel / former CEO / Kahuna
5. Sid Sijbrandij / co-founder and CEO / GitLab
We talked speed, agility, market expansion opportunities, open-source and of course my bias – how SaaS is pulling along a lot of these core infrastructure elements of the new stack and getting them in the hands of more users, more customers, more suppliers, and more employees.
I was a bit of a misfit on this panel in that it was more about the plumbing vs the application or data layer. But I generally feel that not enough is said about how modern plumbing technology gives you mad speed and agility when it comes to getting new application technology in the hands of B2B and B2B customers. For instance, at Kahuna, we on-boarded 80 million users in a single day with zero dev-ops support. That was thanks to our server-side genius engineers as well as the elasticity of Google Cloud Platform.
We need to have more of an outcomes-based conversation about the new stack. I think we achieved that in this conversation.
Here is a link to the video interview:
— The New Stack (@thenewstack) September 10, 2019
(Cross-posted @ Pretzel Logic)