James is Co-Founder and CEO of ElectricSQL. Prior to founding Electric, he co-founded the Post Urban venture builder and was co-founder and CTO of synthetic data company Hazy.
Before that, James was co-founder and CTO of digital manufacturing company Opendesk and developed software for companies including Apple and IDEO.
James’s projects have won a TED Prize and the $1M Microsoft Prize for the best startup in Europe.
Local-first is a new paradigm for developing apps, where you code against an embedded database in the client and have reactive, realtime, multi-user sync in the background.
ElectricSQL is a new, open-source, platform for local-first development that works with standard Postgres and SQLite. This talk introduces the ElectricSQL system and dives into its core replication technology, developed in Elixir.