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Friday, September 20 • 2:00pm - 2:40pm
Room 5 - Thriving with open core when open core was taboo - Andrew Alexeev, NGINX, Inc.

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When NGINX the company had just started, the general notion was "you can't monetize an open source web server." We had to productize our project and fast. Searching for a product/market fit, we eventually chose open core as the business model for our commercial product. A little bit early to the market, and with "open core" being almost a taboo word back then, here's what we did.


Andrew Alexeev

Co-Founder, NGINX, Inc.
Andrew co-founded, and helped to grow NGINX, Inc. — a commercial open source vendor with a strong focus on enterprise, a global company backed by the leading VC firms. In early 2019 NGINX was acquired by F5 Networks for $670 million. Andrew's career includes many years of professional... Read More →

Friday September 20, 2019 2:00pm - 2:40pm PDT
Breakout Room 5