Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Meet the Team: Jason Lee

The Bitnami team is a diverse group of talented people distributed all over the world. Get to know them better through this series of blog posts.

Based in our San Francisco office, Jason is our Growth Operations / Sales Development Rep.

A Brief Bio

I was born in Guam and have lived in the Bay Area all my life. I currently live in Alameda, CA with my wife and two kids (4 yr old son, 1 yr old daughter). I’ve been working in technology for eight to nine years, primarily in sales roles selling products ranging from CRM, security, collaboration, and AI.

I graduated with an illustration degree with interests in working in creating conceptual art for the gaming or entertainment industries, but my side job in college was sales based and lead me to technology and stayed ever since. I enjoy this field as it reminds me of the creative field where it is a blend of art and science. In sales, it’s important to have structure and defined processes while organically navigating scenarios and various personalities in an engagement.

Why you joined Bitnami and what excites you about working here?

I joined Bitnami due to the opportunity to work with talented, experienced, and fun team members in helping to build out an area where my interests, experience, and skill sets would come into play. It’s very exciting in learning how the market is responding to the offering of Stacksmith and the potential for growth once more customers become aware about its capabilities.

What are you working on?

At the moment, I am working with our team to create a sustainable CRM set-up within Salesforce, which is crucial as our sales pipelines increase. Bitnami already has a wide variety of users who can all benefit from Stacksmith in some way, especially now with our new free tier, so I am working with our Business Development team and cloud partners to help engage with these already existing Bitnami users to inform them about how Stacksmith can take their application packaging to the next level!

We have also hired our first Demand Generation Manager, so I am working with him on strategies that will increase our targeted efforts to bring the benefits of Stacksmith to more people.

What do you like to do for fun?

Outside of work, I draw and illustrate comic book characters and sell them at comic conventions. I’ve been trying to get a spot at the world series of comic conventions which is San Diego Comic Con, but have to work through a two to three year waiting list! I also play in a softball league and enjoy snowboarding in Lake Tahoe.

Interested in working with Bitnami and Jason? Apply for one of our open positions!

Friday, November 2, 2018

Meet the Team: Liesse Jones

The Bitnami team is a diverse group of talented people distributed all over the world. Get to know them better through this series of blog posts.

Based in our San Francisco office, Liesse is our Office Manager and Executive Assistant to the CEO and COO of Bitnami.

A Brief Bio

After attending design school in Toronto, I moved back to the US and started managing businesses in the beauty and fashion sector. I discovered that I loved working with people and helping them reach their personal and professional goals. When I decided to transition to the tech industry it was really important to me to find a place where I could continue to do this and also be encouraged to reach my fullest professional potential. I have definitely found this at Bitnami.

Why you joined Bitnami and what excites you about working here? 

At Bitnami, our company values are the guiding light for everything that we do. Make It So, Team Up, Empower Users, Value Simplicity, and Stay Curious. As part of the Operations team, I’m encouraged to take ownership of projects, come up with straightforward solutions, and help the entire company succeed. I love that questions are celebrated here and that we are all excited to learn new things each day.

What are you working on?
Just a small glimpse of our new office

We just recently moved to a beautiful new office in the Jackson Square neighborhood of San Francisco. For the past few months, I had been working non-stop on this office move project and I am excited to finally share the new space with our team.

There’s a lot of glass and natural light in the new office and I’m really excited to see how that energizes all of the current and new employees that we are bringing to the team. Creating a
productive and peaceful work environment is something that I feel really strongly about.

Now that the office move is over, I will have the opportunity to work closely with the marketing team to help them with projects like social media and our monthly newsletter. I look forward to #teamingup and growing my skill set while still keeping the SF office afloat with my Office Manager duties.

What do you like to do for fun?

After work you’ll usually find me at a yoga class or searching for the best tacos in San Francisco. I love spending time outside on a sunny weekend and exploring museums on grey days.

Interested in working with Bitnami and Liesse? Apply for one of our open positions!

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

The Unveiling of the Stacksmith Product Family

By Simon Bennett, Vice President of Product

This morning we unveiled new tiers for Stacksmith - our packaging and maintenance solution for your applications.

Stacksmith Public targets software creators working in open source. It can package your software for AWS and Azure with just a few clicks. By using the built-in application templates, or building from one of the many example applications we shipped today, going from code to running feature takes only a few minutes. Stacksmith’s full automation and maintenance features are included in the Stacksmith Public tier, which is free-to-use, other than infrastructure charges from your cloud provider.

Alongside the free, public tier, the team is proud to introduce Stacksmith Team and Stacksmith Enterprise. Stacksmith Team adds the ability to collaborate in private projects and includes dedicated support. Stacksmith Enterprise allows companies to deploy a dedicated server on their cloud of choice.

We are incredibly proud of the updates we released today, and we’re looking forward to adding new capabilities based on your input and experiences. Learn more about Stacksmith