The PRQL: AI and the Super Evolution with H.O. Maycotte, CEO at FeatureBase

April 10, 2023

In this bonus episode, Eric and Kostas preview their upcoming conversation with H.O. Maycotte of FeatureBase.


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Eric Dodds 00:05
Welcome to The Data Stack Show prequel where we replay a snippet from the show we just recorded. Costas. Are you ready to give people a sneak peek? Let’s do it. Kostas, what an episode with H.O. Maycotte. I mean, his story was amazing. But feature based seems like quite a technology. I think my biggest takeaway was actually his optimism. And I thought it was interesting, he had a lot of self-awareness about his own optimism. But, you know, he, he started with telling us his story about growing up in rural Mexico without a lot of technology and how that influenced his view of what was possible. And he’s really carried that through. And you heard multiple times throughout the episode, you know, I was so insistent that we wouldn’t cache anything. He just has this persistence about, we shouldn’t have to face these limitations. I think feature base is a really interesting manifest manifestation of those characteristics of him because he really has overcome some amazing things with a pretty wild piece of technology.

Kostas Pardalis 01:20
Yeah, and like, Okay, I have to say something share, which I found, like, amazingly fascinating. Because to do with a person, like the human being, like h2o, you might sound that you have like a very stubborn person, right? That’s needed to go and like make, like, Give something that hasn’t been created before and get it to the point where it is adopted, and like people use it. But at the same time, like, it’s, I don’t know, probably like the only person that has demonstrated, like, an extreme level of flexibility. And what I mean by that is, like, the story of how they started the company that went to the enterprise, they had product market fit, and then they decided that like, we want to build something even bigger, and that required to pretty much like, go back to zero and start again. That’s wow, like, from a founder perspective, like being able like to do that and take like, this amount of risk requires, like, of course, to be very stubborn with your visual, obviously, also, like a lot of flexibility at the same time. And I think like, this whole episode, in this whole conversation, is like how it’s like at this moment of like, how important like the vision and the belief of the humans behind the technologies for the success of the technology. Of course, I will talk a lot about like, technical things. But this I think, comes next like it’s more important like to like to understand like these qualities and like how important they are. And then the communication is out there. Like we were gonna just go and like read it. So yeah, that’s why I’m like keeping from these episodes, and through all of like, the reasons that are like, I would encourage everyone like to go and listen again. So yeah, we also

Eric Dodds 03:15
talked about the future. We did was pretty wild. And he has some pretty exciting predictions about Super evolution that’s coming upon us quickly. So yeah, we also talked about the Boylan zoo and he’s an imbecile door of the future right so ambassador of the future, so yes, definitely check it out. If you’re interested at all in the next super evolution, bitmap features and super fast database technology, and just generally a really optimistic and engaging brilliant person. We will catch you on the next one.