In this chat, hear from Chetan Rane on his journey from Stanford CS to founding a tech company Omni (acq. by Coinbase) to technical product management at Coinbase.
Hello and welcome to another episode of webapp.io (formerly LayerCI) engineering talks.
Watch the full recording on-demand below:
0:00 Lyn intros guest Chetan and shares Welcome sponsorship message
0:30 Chetan talks about being a computer science + AI student at Stanford and how he met his cofounders
3:30 Chetan's startup team at Omni was an all technical team
4:23 Chetan talks about why he was drawn to product thinking as a software engineer
6:00 Chetan talks about his new role at Coinbase
8:05 Is there an advantage to being a technical PM? How does Chetan communicate effectively with developers?
10:14 How does Chetan stay up to date on latest trends as a PM or software developer?
12:00 Proof of stake vs. proof of work discussion, referenced this viral article briefly: https://webapp.io/blog/crypto-miners-are-killing-free-ci/
17:05 Any other cryptocurrency trends and applications to look out for and where can people learn more about this? Chetan provides reading recommendations 1
8:54 Chetan's postmortem on startups, being a founder, and his top suggestion on being a founding engineer/technical startup founder 20:51 Lyn wraps up with final thoughts
About this event:
Sponsored by Welcome event software and produced by webapp.io. In this fireside chat, hear from Chetan Rane on his journey from Stanford CS to founding a tech company Omni (acq. by Coinbase) to technical product management at Coinbase.
1. Startup founder - what led you to become a startup founder and key lessons? As an all technical founding team with similar backgrounds, how did you delegate roles?
2. Being a good technical product manager - how do you stay on top of the industry and technical trends? How do you communicate effectively with developers and any advantages with being a developer first?
3. Cryptocurrency trend basics - blockchain technology overview, proof of work vs. proof of stake, interesting trends to look out for