Hey folks, 👋
I am Mitchell Hashimoto, founder and CTO of HashiCorp. HashiCorp is a remote-first, open source-based company that solves development, operations, and security challenges for cloud and infrastructure automation. At the time of writing, HashiCorp has over 400 employees and is valued at nearly $2 billion.
I am happy to answer almost any questions, but here are some topics to help:
- Cloud infrastructure
- Static infrastructure vs dynamic infrastructure
- Development environments, IDEs, etc.
- Docker, Kubernetes, etc.
- Startups and building a business around open source
- Remote company, culture, hiring, etc.
- Open Source!
Looking forward to answering your questions! I will answer them live on 30th Jan, 2 PM ET onwards.
Thank you again for this AMA. You and your team has been churning out some great tools ever since the days of Vagrant.
Who comes up with all the logo/ux design for Hashicorp? The website and all the logos have always been looking clean and snazzy to it.
For infrastructure code for Terraform, is Hashicorp come up yet with an approach to testing? We have engineers building lines and lines of Terraform code but we have always been stuck on how we can improve confidence in our codebase.
What is your advice to popular open source projects who do not yet have any official funding sources yet - how should they keep going on? Assuming maintainers' still enjoy the work, do they keep on the good work or should they wind down and stop accepting features until they can find more resources (contributors, time).
Finally just to ask the question everyone is probably asking, ETA on Terraform 0.12.x? :D