Open Source Data Operations with Douwe Maan – Episode 56

Douwe Maan was GitLab’s 10th employee and is now the founder and CEO of Meltano, GitLab’s spin-off data operations platform. His story is fascinating, and his passion for an open source approach to data ops is contagious! Enjoy this great conversation, and please share with your network!

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About Douwe Maan:

Douwe Maan is the founder and CEO of Meltano, an open source data operations platform. Born and raised in the Netherlands, Douwe has been around computers since a young age. While a college student, he began working at GitLab as their tenth employee. While working for GitLab, Douwe spent six months travelling the world, visiting colleagues in 14 countries on 5 continents.

In late 2019, Douwe joined the internal Meltano project at GitLab and quickly became its General Manager. In early 2021, Douwe led Meltano in spinning out of GitLab to become an independent startup while raising $4.2 million in seed funding, led by Alphabet’s GV. Today, Meltano is on its way to becoming the world’s first open source data operations platform.

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