In this episode of the BRIGHTON PARKast I'm joined by JJ Allaire, founder and CEO of Posit. Posit makes open source software for data science and scientific research and best is known for their multi-language development environment called RStudio. JJ has been an early internet pioneer as the inventor of the web publishing platform ColdFusion in the 1990s.
JJ has married his interest and education in political science with his passion for technology. It's evident throughout our conversation that JJ has dedicated his career to building something sustainable and therefore durable, defining success for Posit as a company still fulfilling it's mission 100 years from now.
In this episode we'll learn a bit about JJ's background, seeing how his early creative ideas can be traced to the modern data science tools he is still creating today. We will discuss the impact that the open source movement has had and how Posit sees this as a critical public good. And finally we will talk about why JJ created Posit as a Public Benefit Corporation, ensuring his leadership team weighs the impact of their corporate decisions on far more than the bottom line.