Smart People on Ice

A new video-interview series featuring leading technologists and entrepreneurs; the series is named after a line in host Alex Benik’s favorite 1980s movie about computer geeks, Real Genius.

Building a Vibrant Community and Making Sales: How Open Source Can Be Profitable

In early March, top enterprise-technology executives gathered for a panel discussion at the Structure Data conference in San Francisco to discuss how to build thriving…

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Dining and Deep Learning

In early March, Battery Ventures hosted a dinner in Tel Aviv focused on the emerging topic of “deep learning”, a more-complex version of “machine learning”…

Engineers From Mars, Customers from Venus: It Doesn’t Have to Be This Way, Says AppDynamics CEO Jyoti Bansal

How, as an emerging SaaS company, do you nail your business model, get your engineers to truly understand customer needs and, finally, go toe-to-toe with…

Smart People on Ice: JR Rivers and Nolan Leake On Founding Cumulus Networks, Part Two

In the second half of Alex Benik’s “Smart People on Ice” segment with JR Rivers and Nolan Leake, the co-founders of Cumulus Networks discuss the…

Smart People on Ice: JR Rivers and Nolan Leake On Founding Cumulus Networks

In Alex Benik’s latest “Smart People on Ice” segment he sits down with JR Rivers and Nolan Leake, the co-founders of Cumulus Networks. In the…

Smart People on Ice: Raj Patel, Part Two–Powering Pinterest

In the second half of Alex Benik’s “Smart People on Ice” interview with Raj Patel, Raj gives a behind-the-scenes look at technology powering Pinterest. Founded in 2010,…

Smart People on Ice: Raj Patel of Pinterest Talks Being a Perpetual Student of Technology

In this week’s “Smart People on Ice” video, host Alex Benik sits down with Raj Patel, the head of cloud engineering at Pinterest to discuss…

Smart People on Ice: Twitter’s Andy Gross, Part Two—Lessons Learned Professionally and Personally

Here’s the second half of Alex Benik’s “Smart People on Ice” interview with Andy Gross, staff software engineer at Twitter. Alex and Andy continue their discussion…

Smart People on Ice: Andy Gross’s Winding Path To Becoming a Staff Software Engineer at Twitter

Alex Benik’s latest “Smart People on Ice” video interview features the always colorful Andy Gross, a member of the core storage team at Twitter and…

Smart People on Ice: Shapiro, Leventhal, Part Two–What Fosters True Innovation and Risk-Taking in Tech

In part two of Alex Benik’s “Smart People on Ice” video with Mike Shapiro and Adam Leventhal, the two discuss the culture of innovation at…

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