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E9 Margot Gerritsen, Stanford Professor and Co-Founder / Director of WiDS

Stanford Professor and Co-Founder / Director of WiDS, Margot Gerritsen joins Sam Ramji in a conversation about how a data community provides global connectivity, and how learning is all about seeking discomfort with uncertainty and ambiguity. Learn how data is the new gold, but rather than sitting on the mine - share the wealth through a career in Data Science.

 ·  Register for the next WiDS Worldwide Initiative, happening March 8.
 ·  Email Margot with any questions at

What can we learn from cloud-native development and how can we share that with developers, engineers, product owners, and product managers of the new world?

Sam Ramji interviews open source innovators who are shaping the future of open source data, open source software, data on Kubernetes, data in DevOps, data in AI, and much more.

New episodes bi-weekly. Get alerted!


Available Episodes

Patrick McFadin

From DBA to SRE: 2021 Predictions for Data on Kubernetes

With Guest: Patrick McFadin, VP, Developer Relations, DataStax

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Stephen Jacobs

Open Source’s Impact in Academia with Open@RIT's Stephen Jacobs

With Guest: Stephen Jacobs, Director at Open@RT

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Zhamak Dehghani

Data Meshes: Big Data Architecture Becoming Distributed, Declarative and Domain Oriented

With Guest: Zhamak Dehghani, Director of Emerging Technologies at ThoughtWorks North America

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Lachlan Evenson

Data on Kubernetes: Platform, Resource, and Echo system tooling with Microsoft Azure’s Lachlan Evenson

With Guest: Lachlan Evenson, Principal Program Manager at Microsoft Azure

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Upcoming Episodes

New episodes bi-weekly! Get the latest learning content from DataStax today.

Coming January 28 E10

A Conversation With Karen JEAN-FRANCOIS

With Guest: Karen JEAN-FRANCOIS, Senior Data Analyst at Cardlytics, Host & Producer of Women in Data Podcast

Podcast Guests

Sam Ramji is Chief Strategy Officer at DataStax. Sam led Kubernetes and DevOps product management for Google Cloud, founded the Cloud Foundry foundation, has helped build two multi-billion dollar markets (API Management at Apigee and Enterprise Service Bus at BEA Systems) and redefined Microsoft’s open source and Linux strategy from “extinguish” to “embrace”. He is nerdy about open source, platform economics, middleware, and cloud computing with an emphasis on developer experience and enterprise software.