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Alan R.



Broomfield, CO
Hometown: Broomfield

Member since:

December 16, 2011

What title would you like: 'Developer' (want to get involved in a startup), 'Entrepreneur' (want to pitch a startup idea), 'Developer/Entrepreneur' (both)?

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[Developer Question] What types of tech development do you do? (languages/frameworks used, software for web, mobile, server, etc.)

I've done lots of different things - tending to be server-side, especially expert in availability and scalability, and things nearer the hardware. I love building rock-solid infrastructure. I love making hard problems easy and then solving them. I love blowing people away with how good and easy-to-use supposedly complex software can be.

[Developer Question] What kinds of startups are you interested in? (I ask this question because we may try and focus some meetups on certain types of startups)

Well-thought out ones that know their market and have a clear understanding of why people would want their products - and why they would be passionate customers. If the people writing the checks are separate from those using it, it's important to understand how to satisfy both sets.

[Entrepreneur Question] Are you ready to pitch or will be ready within the next six months?

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[Entrepreneur Question] We're looking for people who are ready to pitch a startup idea. Tell us a little bit about your idea and how much work has gone into it. (No need for sensitive details, just looking to get a sense of how developed the idea is)

Interested in potentially picking up other open source developers - it might turn into a startup in a year or two - but not imminently. The Assimilation monitoring project monitors servers and services with nearly-unlimited scalability (approximately O(1)). Installation and maintenance is greatly aided by automatic and guided configuration using stealth discovery. Approximately 1/3 complete for a first release. More details and code here: Existing monitoring products don't scale, and they suck to configure - both initially and ongoing.


Open Source guy. Founded the very successful Linux-HA project, more recently founded the Assimilation monitoring project.

What Alan R. is saying about this Meetup Group

Great idea, well carried out.

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