In this episode I talk with Jeremiah Lowin, founder and CEO of Prefect, the company behind the open-source dataflow automation tool of the same name.
We first dive into his background in risk management and his frustrations behind trying to automate certain tasks using the currently available tools. This inspired him to write Prefect, an open-source dataflow automation tool for Python which focuses on the data scientist's needs.
We go on to discuss his decisions and experiences in founding a company with a significant portion of the software being open-source.
Finally, Jeremiah explains how COVID-19 has caused him to question everything he thought he knew about his business and decide to open-source even more of his company's software stack. He shares his insights and experiences of how other startups can turn this challenge into an advantage and how to overcome the challenges of all employees switching to remote-only.
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