Beyang Liu is the CTO and co-founder of Sourcegraph, a code search and intelligence tool for developers. He used to be a software engineer at Palantir, and a research assistant at Stanford University.
1:00 - The story behind Sourcegraph
6:12 - How is Sourcegraph different from a tool like grep (or ripgrep)?
14:25 - Social code search via links are a bigger deal than one might imagine
17:00 - Engineering challenges in building Sourcegraph.
29:30 - The product feedback loop
38:30 - The role of a CTO in an early stage company, and how that’s evolved over time. Maintaining quality as the engineering team gets bigger
56:00 - Learnings behind starting a developer tools business.