Upholding the Open Web with PaaS: An Interview with Mozilla’s Chris Turra
by Isabelle Groc

Isabelle Groc, May 3, 2013

Just a few blocks away from ActiveState’s office in downtown Vancouver, Mozilla web operations engineer Chris Turra is working hard to fulfill his organization’s mission to keep the web open. Working with his California-based colleague Brandon Burton, Turra is implementing Stackato private Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) technology at Mozilla to help his (now-teenage) organization deploy web applications at scale.

Born and raised in Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada, Turra is passionate about technology and coffee. He packs his own beans when he travels, and he is an expert when it comes to the nuances of espresso-making. Today he spills the beans about the Mozilla PaaS flavour and talks about the ingredients for achieving success with a PaaS.

Read the full interview in the Innovation Insights section of Wired.

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Isabelle joined ActiveState as a Technical Editor after several years as a freelance journalist, editor, and photographer, and has contributed to a variety of media outlets including PC Magazine, Canadian Geographic, Discover, Canadian Wildlife, Georgia Straight, and Scientific American.