Hey folks, 👋
I am Mitchell Hashimoto, founder and CTO of HashiCorp. HashiCorp is a remote-first, open source-based company that solves development, operations, and security challenges for cloud and infrastructure automation. At the time of writing, HashiCorp has over 400 employees and is valued at nearly $2 billion.
I am happy to answer almost any questions, but here are some topics to help:
- Cloud infrastructure
- Static infrastructure vs dynamic infrastructure
- Development environments, IDEs, etc.
- Docker, Kubernetes, etc.
- Startups and building a business around open source
- Remote company, culture, hiring, etc.
- Open Source!
Looking forward to answering your questions! I will answer them live on 30th Jan, 2 PM ET onwards.
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Thanks for the AMA. ❤️ Big fan of Hashicorp and the Open Source projects you have built. I have the following 3 questions for you:
- In your opinion, what is the best way to recruit and retain a great team?
- What are some interesting ways to promote and monetize Open Source work?
- What non-technical aspects do you examine when hiring engineers?
Lastly, do you think cats are cuter than dogs? 😃
Thanks for AMA! Big fan of HashiCorp and we use all your products everyday at work.
Looking for advice as someone who admires your open-source contributions. I see them as well-executed ideas made accessible.
- What kinds of products are missing in 2019 and are going to get a lot bigger? (Not limited to infrastructure)
- What do you credit for the success of your open source projects like Vagrant?
- What other open source projects are you a fan of?
- What steps would you recommend to an early-career developer to position themselves to work on successful large-scale, well-designed software projects?