Feb 15, 2021 • 1HR 22M

Software at Scale 9 - Beyang Liu: CTO, Sourcegraph

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Software at Scale is where we discuss the technical stories behind large software applications.
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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.

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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.