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More Coders. More Diversity.

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To address this, Heather Terenzio, founder and CEO of Boulder’s Techtonic Group, developed Techtonic Academy , an innovative solution in the form of Colorado’s first federally recognized by the Department of Labor technology apprenticeship. The post More Coders. The benefits are obvious. More Diversity. appeared first on Feld Thoughts.

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How This Startup Gets Women Coders Into High-Tech Jobs

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

PowerToFly co-founder Katharine Zaleski doesn't buy the pipeline problem argument, and built a hiring platform to prove it

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CodeHS Turns Kids Into Coders


By LAURA LOREK Founder of Silicon Hills News In the first CodeHS program at Highlands High School this year, Ernest Rodriguez learned to program a computer and to do animation. “I saw the opportunity and I took advantage of it,” said Rodriguez, a freshman.

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Why Founders Should Know How to Code

Steve Blank

His inability to attract a co-founder who could code was a troubling sign. Having a coder as part of the founding team is essential.

Super Coder, or Manager? Why Your Top Geek Can't Be Both.

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

grandmaster ninja coder can’t be a real manager and still code. You feel like your top salesperson or coder will feel the same way.

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Avoid the 50/50 co-founder model - here's why

I recently received an email asking some advice about co-founders, specifically about whether a 50/50 ownership split makes sense for a startup.

Silicon Valley's Hottest Commodity: The Design-Savvy Founder

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Reams have been written about the importance of founders that can code--or, in Silicon Valley parlance, the "technical co-founder."

Interview with Shaul Weisband, Co-Founder of the Gifting App, Jifiti

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

My co-founder and I had similar experiences around our wedding time. What is Jifiti? How did you come up with the concept? Exhilarating.

Women 2.0 » FounderDating: How I Found My Co-Founder

female founders. founder friday. Lessons learned from female founders and women entrepreneurs. One of them became my co-founder.

Nailing that elusive technical co-founder

The Scene Developers Nailing that elusive technical co-founder. Are there any ‘Founders Dating’ events coming up?”. Comment.

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Leaked Videos Could Lead to Big Payday for Ousted Snapchat Co-Founder

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Reggie Brown, who met Snapchat co-founders Bobby Murphy and Evan Spiegel at Standford, claims the idea for the app was his. Spiegel responded.

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How we launched our startup without any technical knowledge

The Next Web

For as long as I can remember, I’ve felt the pain of being a ‘non-technical’ founder working on a technical startup. But I sucked at it. Badly.

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Square Co-founder's Plan to Fix St. Louis

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Square co-founder Jim McKelvey is betting on it. Can programming close the employment gap in St. Louis? Louis''s history of violent crime.

The Code is your Enemy

A Smart Bear: Startups and Marketing for Geeks

As much as you’re a minor deity when it comes to TextMate or Balsamiq, so are almost all the technical founders of all high-tech startups.

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Expert of nothing

Huh - I was a coder? ceo founder generalist hiring growthIt’s crazy. Important things. It was such a core part of who I was.

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1985: Oil Prices Will Go Up Forever

Feld Thoughts

He was Course 6 and easily one of the best coders around, even though we didn’t call them coders there. I was pretty good also, but limited to BASIC and Pascal, which were the two languages I used to write the commercial software I was working on for Petcom. This is not a post about a bubble, real or imagined. via

The highs and lows of startup life

Notable people we met were Hiten Shah and Daniel Brusilovsky amongst a number of other founders at different stages of their startup career, including a few YCombinator founders. We sat down together in various coffee shops and sent out dozens of emails to investors, to other founders and to people who had become casual advisors.

3 reasons you shouldn't outsource your startup, and what to do instead

Often the first thought is to either find a technical co-founder, or to outsource building the minimum viable product to a firm or a freelancer.

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The Biggest Thing for Software Startups Since, Well, Software

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Stephen Wolfram''s decades-in-the-making programming language could enable coders to develop apps that we can''t even dream of today.

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Girls Who Code

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

I feel badly for Paul Graham because he's being made out to be something I am sure he is not. In our first year, we admitted 24% young women.

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What Investors Want to Hear in Your Pitch

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Oftentimes, founders are are high achievers who have been leading since they were young, perhaps as a class president or a coder.

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Christine: Proverbs for Would-Be Founders

As Hedlund points out, the problem with this fortodays founder is that 1.5 Two industry veterans (the Exciteco-founders) are working on it.

Technical Co-Founders Are A Myth

Technical Co-Founders Are A Myth. learned something: technical co-founders are a myth. Technical Co-Founders Are A Myth. stage.

Airbnb: Changing Travel as We Know It

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

After all, two of the three founders were designers--not coders, nor MBAs--so the trio didn't exactly fit the Silicon Valley start-up archetype.

Programming and Fundamentals

Mark Birch

For the non-technical founders that go the DIY route, they need to find someone or some people to take over the technology reigns as soon as possible. 


Mediocre employees do nothing but make your life miserable!

Jessica Mah

His “trustworthy&# friends have day jobs and play warcraft in their spare time, which leaves him with a few outsourced coders to make his product for him. Not to mention, how is this person to know that these outsourced coders are as good as they claim to be? Well, he doesn’t know how good these outsourced coders are.

GitHub: Turning a Nerdy Hobby Into $750 Million Business

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

In just a few years, it has inserted itself at the center of the developer universe by making it easy for coders around the world to work together.

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Back to Colombia: Vive La Revolución Emprendedora!

Steve Blank

Second, technology education is more skill-based, graduating lots of smart coders and IT managers, but not a lot of true development visionaries. My co-author and business Partner Bob Dorf spends much of his time traveling the world teaching countries and companies how to run the Lean LaunchPad program. program.  Lean LaunchPad Teaching

Everyone at Yipit is Now Learning to Code

Vinicius Vacanti

Five years ago, I was firmly in Andreessen’s second group: the non-coders. Vinicius Vacanti is co-founder and CEO of Yipit.

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‘I don’t know’: Why admitting you don’t have all the answers is perfectly okay

The Next Web

Jason Freedman  is the co-founder of  42Floors , making it easy for everyone to  rent office space. Kiran was one of our toughest hires.

The Essential Management Book You're Not Reading

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

But the book--written for coders--has become a kind of management bible. Want to try it? Here are three XP ideas any start-up can steal. 1.

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How to Hire the Perfect Person Every Time

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Want to avoid the pain--and high cost--of bringing the wrong person on board? Follow this simple seven-step process. Always be interviewing.

How to Hunt Programmers for Your Startup - A Field Guide


The conversation centered around a founder who's key question is "Where Do I Find a Developer for My Startup?" Do you have wireframes?

Why It's Impossible to Be the Nice Guy

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

The point in this episode, for me, was that as a founder, you are going to be an a **e. And there''s the rub. Elrich has a point. How''d it end?

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Is Keeduu Finally First All-In-One Learning App?


Joined by Riikka Riisanen, teacher too and Antti Vikman, coder, they founded Kasauma education. Mari Kilpeläinen, The Founder of Keeduu.

A Visitors Guide to Silicon Valley

Steve Blank

On your flight out, read Paul Graham’s essays and Jessica Livingston’s Founders at Work. Hackers’ Guide to Silicon Valley. California Dreaming.

The Yin and Yang of Product and Engineering

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

Many of the founding teams we back include a strong coder and a strong product person. The yin and yang of product and engineering are represented in these two founders and their relationship and combined effort is what gets the product out the door. For a tech company, product and engineering are the heart and soul of the business.

How to Hunt Programmers for Your Startup - A Field Guide


The conversation centered around a founder who's key question is "Where Do I Find a Developer for My Startup?" Do you have wireframes? Where Did Our Love Go?

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Goldstein's latest read is simple: Coders are the new rock stars. Chasen reiterated that these were his decisions; he was the founder.

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Our Next Megatrend

David Lee

If we see a bright founder working in this area, the opportunity will move to the “top of the pile” as if it's in one of our other preferred trends. This is just another example of “offline” or analog data being digitized and accessible to coders. Steve Jobs, 2010. We at SV Angel invest in “megatrends.”