The Bourbon Friday Show

The Bourbon Friday Show with Ellen Chisa from Dark

On this episode of the Bourbon Friday Show, we had the opportunity to talk with Ellen Chisa, CEO and Co-Founder of Dark.

On this episode of the Bourbon Friday Show, we had the opportunity to talk with Ellen Chisa, CEO and Co-Founder of Dark.

Darkโ€”Removing Accidental Complexity

After more than two years of work, the team at Dark is ready to launch something that could change coding forever.

โ€œDark is a new programming language,โ€ says Chisa โ€œand what we do, is when you’re writing your backend code, you don’t have to think about your infrastructure at allโ€”as you write each expression, it’s already hosted and deployed for you, and it’s already live and you can work with that and the real values and traces coming back from it.โ€

You may understand a bit about coding, or maybe you stay away from it at all costs. Either way, thatโ€™s what Dark is trying to change.

Over time, creating things on the internet has become more and more complex. While thatโ€™s due to a variety of reasons, the fact of the matter is now there are so many specific tools to solve very specific problems. Though this can, at times, make it easier and faster for engineers to develop solutions to a new problem, it can also exponentially grow the codebase and infrastructure necessary to complete the task…

By creating a โ€œholisticโ€ language and platform, Dark hopes to democratize coding by making it 100x easier for people to build software, and to empower the next billion coders.

Though Dark is currently in closed beta, engineers and coders with well-scoped projects are invited to apply to build solutions with Dark.

If you are interested in learning more about Dark can go to

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Bourbon Innovation

As always, the Bourbon Friday team does their best to choose a fitting drink for the occasion.

The drink of choice was Journeyman Featherbone Bourbon Whiskey. This bourbon, like our guest this week, hails from Michigan. Interestingly enough, the Journeyman Distillery named this product after Featherbone, a product created by E. K. Warren, a famous entrepreneur of the time. Journeyman Distillery is actually housed in Warrenโ€™s old warehouse and factory buildings in Three Oaks, MI. Interestingly, Warren was a staunch prohibitionist.

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