I am Daniel Lopez, co-founder of Bitnami, Ask me anything!

I am a software developer that co-founded Bitnami to bring open source apps to everyone while working as a distributed team across the globe. Our easy-to-install packages are used daily by millions of people to learn new programming languages, host and create blogs, or run production apps at Fortune 500 companies. When not in front of a computer, I can be found chasing after my toddler.

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EDIT: Thank you all so much for your questions. Hope it was interesting, I enjoyed it!

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  • What’s your favorite sandwich?

  • If I’m going to start a new website on a LAMP stack, which cloud provider do I choose and why?

  • Hi Daniel. Advice for managing a global team? Really interesting work you’re doing. Thanks for doing this AMA.

  • Cool career, my dude. Also, can you answer me this? From your experience, what is the meaning of life?

  • What’s the worst thing you’ve done that no one knows about?

  • What were some of the unforeseen challenges of running your own business? How did you overcome them?


  • As I’m seeing that you are replying every question. What’s your opinion about the sexism existing in the Startup ecosystem? https://www.susanjfowler.com/blog/2017/2/19/reflecting-on-one-very-strange-year-at-uber

    What could we do to avoid this? Any idea?

  • Hi Daniel! What exactly are open source apps… how does it benefit me if I want to consider building one? Thanks!

  • What was your major in college? Courses that were most useful (and least) for your work now? Thx!

  • What Inspired you to develop software?

  • What’s the weirdest or funniest cultural quirk at Bitnami?

  • Mac or PC for general use?

  • I’ve got several questions

    – what are the key qualities that differentiate between developers in the ladder of mastery?

    – given two developers : the first had learned theoretically or say with less practice and the other one was more into practice than theory. you were told to pick one. which one would you pick ?

    – you were condemned to lose all your virtues and qualities but keep one. what virtue would you keep ?

    – sort this things in terms of importance : well-structured code ,performance, speed, long life-span ?

    – according to you what is the best learning method ?

    – what is your solution to increase productivity ?

    Thank you.

  • Which programming language you will suggest other to learn? why?

  • Hi Daniel! What’s your opinion about the high rotation of employees in a company? When would you consider that maybe the management is not doing well?

  • Couple questions, thanks for answering:
    –Why should I discover apps via Bitnami instead of Docker Hub?
    –How did you make Bitnami a usable experience, and what made you –realize that was an area you could build a company around?
    –How do you make money doing this?

  • You can watch the live stream of Daniel’s keynote at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hdbS3SIMGTo#t=9m45s

  • It have to be difficult running your own company from scratch and growing the company. What do you consider a hiring error?

  • where do you see your company in 5 years?

  • How do you see your industry evolving and how will Bitnami have to adapt to these changes?

  • can you elaborate on how you got your first funding?

  • What was the most difficult decision you ever had to make and did it work out in the end?

  • Do you know Jack Ma? if you can chat with him, what is your question?

  • Hey, I’ve been using Bitnami together with Azure. Two questions
    1. How does Bitnami relate to containers? We’re using containers to easily deploy software
    2. We’re using ARM templates, but I can’t find anything for Bitnami. Wouldn’t that be useful?

  • The startup ecosystem in Spain is growing so fast and a lot of VC are investing in companies like Jobandtalent, Carto, Ticketbis, Cabify or ShuttelCloud. What’s your opinion about these companies? Do you think that the first Unicorn in Spain will come from one of these companies?

  • How is it having an office in Spain and another one in SF in terms of employment? Do your employees have similar conditions like working hours, salaries, professional and career growth?

  • Say I wanted to get started on doing open source projects but I’m still a student, how would you recommend getting started?

  • What are containers about?

  • Has your guys’ services/site’s security ever been breached or attacked? If so, how did you react and what actions did you take?

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