Hacker News new | past | comments | ask | show | jobs | submit login

I don't remember this interview very well because it was several hundred interviews ago, but IIRC we were already sufficiently sold on CouchDB just based on its reputation, and the main thing we were trying to figure out was whether Damien would be able to survive as a single founder. Which would explain why our questions might have seemed random to someone who thought the point of the convo was to sell us on the technology.

In this type of situation, simply telling someone the concern you have and asking to address it may lessen the misunderstanding.

We probably did, though I can't remember for sure.

Applications are open for YC Winter 2020

Guidelines | FAQ | Support | API | Security | Lists | Bookmarklet | Legal | Apply to YC | Contact