Cloudflare + DigitalOcean: OSS, Community Building, and You!

March 18, 2020
Austin, TX


Are you trying to build your startup? Looking for tips on how to implement without over architecting your technical infrastructure?

Join us and learn some of the basics to scale your startup and its infrastructure! From your first to your one-millionth customer, we’ll share insights on what has worked for DigitalOcean, and how you can apply some of the takeaways for your business.

This talk is designed for early-stage startups that are looking to build and utilize cloud infrastructure for scale. All are welcome. Beginner-level technical knowledge would be beneficial.


6:30 - Doors Open/Registration

7:00 - Welcome by Hollie Haggans (Global Partnerships, DigitalOcean)

7:05 - Talk by Jade Wang, “Building User Communities” (Head of DevRel, Cloudflare)

7:45 - Talk by Mason Egger, “OSS for scale” (Developer Advocate, DigitalOcean)

8:15 - Reception/Networking

9:00 - Goodnight

Preparing for the event

Food & drinks will be served.

All participants are asked to uphold DigitalOcean’s Events Code of Conduct to support a welcoming and inclusive environment.

This event is brought to you by DigitalOcean’s global event series, Hatch Startup 101 Sessions, featuring curated talks, panels, and fireside chats designed for entrepreneurs and developers looking to build impactful software. We bring together the best in various regional startup ecosystems, to share stories from founders, builders, and creators.

About Jade Wang

Jade is Head of Developer Relations at Cloudflare. Previously, she co-founded, and was employee #5 at Meteor. Her Ph.D. is in neuroscience, and she conducted her post doctoral research at NASA Ames Research Center. In a past life, she was a classically trained musician.

About Mason

Mason is currently a Developer Advocate at DigitalOcean who specializes in cloud infrastructure, distributed systems, and Python. Prior to his work at DigitalOcean he was an SRE helping build and maintain a highly available hybrid multicloud PaaS. He is an avid programmer, musician, speaker, educator, and writer/blogger.

About Hatch

Hatch is DigitalOcean’s global startup program that helps you grow your business. Spend less time worrying about cloud infrastructure and more time building great things. Explore, and follow the community on Twitter: #ItsHatchening

About Cloudflare

Cloudflare is a web-infrastructure and website-security company, providing content-delivery-network services, DDoS mitigation, Internet security, and distributed domain-name-server services.