Keynote: The history of CouchDB development from a very personal point of view


By Erlang Central | Published: April 27, 2009



This talk is about the history of CouchDB development from a very
personal point of view. I’ll talk about my inspirations for CouchDB and
why I decided to move my wife and kids to a cheaper place and live off
savings to build this thing. I’ll discuss how the project has
progressed  and evolved, the decision to switch to Erlang and the
transition to joining the Apache Foundation. It’s also about the day to
day grind of working alone at home for months on end, how I deal with
feeling panicked and overwhelmed and trying to make progress through it
all.


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Speakers:

  • Damien Katz

    CouchDB creator and Erlanger of the year

    Damien Katz has worked in the software industry since '95, and has worked on Lotus Notes and MySQL and is the creator of Apache CouchDB. Damien loves Erlang. At the age of 8, Damien coined the phrase "They are like oil and water: They don't mix." It quickly spread around the globe and enriched the lives of millions. Damien is happy to have helped.

    Damien Katz


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