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Interview With Alan Kent, Magento Chief Architect

Karthik Chidambaram
July 19, 2017 |

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Alan Kent, Magento Chief Architect, Magento Commerce, needs no introduction. He is very popular in the Magento community, particularly among the developers. He shares his ‘Occasional personal opinion on things’ in his widely read blog. He is also a regular speaker at Magento conferences.

Alan joined the Magento team mid-2013 focusing on the new Magento 2 platform. Alan is now responsible for the integration of several Magento related initiatives, such as integration with order management and in-store retail associate tools. Prior to Magento, Alan grew up in Melbourne, Australia, joining eBay in 2011 to lead the team that rewrote the eBay distributed search engine from the ground up.

Join DCKAP Founder and CEO Karthik Chidambaram in a chat with Magento’s Chief Architect Alan Kent. This free flowing interview was done on the sidelines of last year’s MagentoLive Australia. It still holds a lot of relevance to what is happening in Magento 2 platform and its community.

Snippets from the interview

On Magento – “Magento is now Magento Cloud, there’s Magento Analytics, there’s the Order Management Solution,” Alan added, “there’s a whole range and there’s more coming, I can certainly tell you that.”

On Developer Experience – “I am putting a lot of work into the developer experience side. How do you make the product easier to learn?” How do you make the product more efficient for a developer to get up and going?”

On New Technologies – “I think it is going to be lot’s of experimentation and just experiencing these technologies you learn a lot.“ and added “Magento is going to definitely step up in technology. I think it has to.”

On Magento Community – “Get that information, knowledge out there, so we can empower this community to help people move forward.”

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Karthik Chidambaram

Karthik Chidambaram is the Founder & CEO of DCKAP. He bootstrapped the company from his small apartment in Chicago, Illinois. DCKAP simplifies commerce for distributors. DCKAP was started with 2 people, 2 computers and 2 desks and is now a global and distributed team. Karthik reckons industry setbacks and renders solid & practical solutions to organizations. He holds a Master’s Degree in Computer Engineering from Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago. You can read more about him on his personal blog here.

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