a16z Podcast

a16z Podcast: What Software Developers (and Therefore Every Company) Need

Jeff Lawson, Peter Levine, Ben Uretsky, and Chris Wanstrath

Posted January 6, 2016

The old constraint when it came to technology was hardware — how many CPUs can I get my hands on. Today, spinning up compute can be done from any smartphone with an AWS account or something similar. The current constraint is software. And since software is written and operated by people, tackling that constraint comes down to making people as informed, enabled, and efficient as possible.

Three CEOs and co-founders of three companies that serve software developers — Chris Wanstrath from GitHub, Jeff Lawson from Twilio, and Ben Uretsky of Digital Ocean — take part in a conversation with a16z’s Peter Levine about the needs of software developers. What are the emerging platforms, ecosystems, and tools that help developers succeed at what is increasingly the most important job in any company – writing and running software.