Matt Butcher was always intending to be a philosopher in the early days. His Dad informed him at some point he would need to get a job though. After he interviewed at a local utility company, he was thrust into learning the World Wide Web. He continued programming his way through college, getting his PhD in philosophy, but eventually moved solely into tech. He has contributed to multiple open source projects, and was one of the original creators of Helm. Outside of tech, he’s a coffee snob, with more coffee tooling in his kitchen than plates or silverware.
Matt and his team started to explore the things they couldn’t do with their current tooling, and landed on the power of WebAssembly. In attempting to speed up the startup time of servers and containers, along side the rising popularity of server-less, he and his team stumbled onto something, during a post offsite dinner.
This is the creation story of Fermyon.
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