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Don't block a 6-figure engineer because a service costs 50$ - with Arjun (Materialize, CockroachDB)

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Arjun shares his story: going from a kid playing with LEGOs to building Materialize, to allow anyone to access data faster than ever.

We also talk about his views on open-source, source-available and closed-source software and how Materialize relates to the OSS world (where it originated from).

He also suggests that we need to allow engineers to spend more money on managed services. At this point we go a bit into his perspectives on hiring (Arjun thinks very long-term, here!) and the value of going deep into a topic.

As always we also talk about tech in general, e.g. using chatGPT to diagnose your dog.

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