Season 2 | The Open-Source Renaissance with Peer Richelsen

The Internet's return to its transparent, democratic, and open roots is highlighted in our season 2 premiere.

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To the listeners of The Deep End,

Before we get to the episode, a few fun housekeeping items:

First off, thank you so much for being such an amazing audience. In just 20 episodes, we surpassed 40,000 downloads and made it into the top 10 tech category on Apple Podcasts. That would not have been possible without the enthusiasm of The Deep End listeners and the wider On Deck community. That success fuels several announcements that are listed below:

We're launching a new season!

The Deep End will now move to two episodes a week that come out on Monday and Wednesday. The weekly newsletter blast will stay weekly, but now be on Thursdays to provide a weekly recap of events from The Deep End universe.

More live episodes!

We have three exciting live recordings over the next three weeks that you won't want to miss:

  • 10/1 at 1 PM EST (10 AM PST) with Bored Elon Musk. Balaji came on a past episode to talk about the inevitability of the pseudonymous economy. Now hear directly from one of the most prominent online pseudonyms. Bored Elon invests in top startups, yet the founders don't know their identity. Neither do we! Register here.

  • 10/4 at 5 PM EST (2 PM PST) with Dr. Emily Anhalt. Dr. Anhalt is a clinical psychologist, emotional fitness expert, and co-founder of Coa - a gym for your mental health. Coa's classes enable you to take on life's challenges, one step at a time. Register here.

  • 10/12 at 2 PM EST (11 AM PST) with Karthik Puvvada (also known on the internet just as “KP”). KP is the Program Director at On Deck for our no-code fellowship and loves to encourage his fellows to build in public. He’ll discuss how systems thinkers can harness technology to solve the world’s most pressing problems, no coding required. Register here.

🎧 Episode #22 | The Open-Source Renaissance with Peer Richelsen

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Peer Richelsen is co-founder and co-CEO of Cal.com. He’s also an ODF alum and On Deck team alum.

The internet returns to its roots

Peer Richelsen views the internet as a democratic, transparent, and open technology that is undergoing a renaissance. Open-source software development was the spiritual precursor to 2021's web 3 boom. Tinkerers like Peer are ecstatic that technologists are returning to the very fundamentals of the web that made it so inclusive and exciting in the early 2000s. In this episode, Peer explains how the Internet can finally return to its decentralized roots because of incentive structures that have developed over the last few years. We also dive into several fun other topics, including how to pick the right web domain, how to build a company with two CEOs, and what the differences in cultures of compensation transparency are between the US and Germany.

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- Jackson


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