Zero Prime

Zero Prime

The Zero Prime Podcast with Pete Soderling explores the early stories of top startups as seen through the eyes of their engineer-founders. In each episode we uncover insights on what it takes to start a company as an engineer in the words of the founders themselves. From the most cutting edge infrastructure companies to the newest trends in developer tooling, we introduce you to the engineer-founder personalities behind the up and coming software startups that you can’t afford to ignore.

Recent Episodes

Sept. 7, 2023

E15: Developer Productivity and the Future of Software Development --…

In this episode, we debut a new format where engineer-founders discuss key tech topics. Joined by Graham Thompson of Privacy Dynamics and Debo Ray of DevZero , we dive into modern software development. Topics include the role...

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Aug. 2, 2023

E14: From Google Engineer to Cockroach Labs Co-Founder -- a Conversat…

In this episode, I have the pleasure of hosting Spencer Kimball , a former Google engineer turned tech entrepreneur, and now the Co-Founder & CEO of Cockroach Labs . Spencer shares his journey from working at Google to creati...

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July 3, 2023

E13: The Evolution of Data Science with DJ Patil

Today on the podcast, I interview DJ Patil , an entrepreneur, investor, scientist and leader in public policy. The former (and first) U.S. Chief Data Scientist, DJ wrote the book on being Data Driven (literally: O'Reilly Data...

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March 22, 2023

E12: From Vertica to Starburst - Data Processing for Analytics with M…

Today on the podcast, I interview Matt Fuller , the co-founder of Starburst . Matt has worked in data for years .... Highlights [1:00] - How Matt got into data & the C-Store paper which led to him joining Vertica, …

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March 17, 2023

E11: Streaming Data w/ Eric Sammer

In this episode, I interview Eric Sammer , the founder & CEO of Decodable . Eric was previously an engineering manager at Cloudera, and before that the founder of Rocana, an early observability company that was sold to Splunk...

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March 14, 2023

E10: Josh Benamram and Data Observability

Josh Benamram is the the co-founder & CEO of Databand , a data observability company acquired by IBM. We’ll discuss Josh’s segue from an early career in venture capital, into becoming a product manager for a business intellig...

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About the Host

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Pete Soderling

Founder: Data Council & Data Community Fund

Pete Soderling is the founder of Data Council and the Data Community Fund. As a former software engineer, repeat founder and investor in more than 70 data-oriented startups, Pete’s lifetime goal is to help 10,000 engineers start successful companies. Most importantly, Pete is a community builder — from his earliest days of working with the data engineering community starting in 2013, he has witnessed the unique power of specialized networks to bring inspiration, knowledge and support to technical professionals.