In our conversation, Sam and I delved into the topic of scalability in databases and traced the origins of PlanetScale back to their maintenance of the open-source project Vitess. We explored the crucial role that speed and scale play in all kinds of projects, and Sam shared his aspirations for the open-source community as well as the engineering culture he has cultivated.
As our conversation drew to a close, Sam also recounted his experience of taking down GitHub in its early days, so don't miss that! You can find more information about Sam and his work at the following links:
PlanetScale website: https://planetscale.com
Sam's LinkedIn profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/isamlambert
Vitess website: https://vitess.io