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

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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Feb. 24, 2023

E09: The Origin Story of Datadog w/ Alexis Le-Quoc

Alexis is the co-founder and CTO of Datadog , which was founded in NYC in 2010. He shares with the Pete the origin story of the company, how & why raising capital was very different in that period, and their …

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Feb. 1, 2023

E08: Path to Becoming a Founder w/ Brad Buda

Brad is a repeat founder and is currently the co-founder of Census , an SF company that syncs customer data to go-to-market tools. Brad shares his path from initially joining a startup as an engineer and continuing on to beco...

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Jan. 11, 2023

E07: Monetizing Open Source w/ Wes McKinney

Pete chats with Wes McKinney , the inspiration behind many popular OSS data & data science tools like pandas, Apache Arrow, Ibis and others. We learn from Wes' experience in starting businesses around OSS tooling, and hear hi...

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Dec. 1, 2022

E06: Data Visualization w/ Max Beauchemin

Join us for an interview with Max Beauchemin , the original creator of both Apache Superset and Apache Airflow and the founder and CEO of Preset , the company built around Apache Superset. [1:37] Motivations for building Apac...

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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.