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Open Source Entrepreneurship

Steve Blank

agile engineering. The Slides/Video tab on the top of this page has all the open source course material for my classes. One of the great things about being a retired entrepreneur is that I get to  give back to the community that helped me. Free: Startup Tools. Specific links are: A list of startup tools is here. Find it here.

Why There Will Never Be Another Red Hat: The Economics of Open Source

Peter Levine

Open source software powers the world’s technology. Great for open source, a little disappointing for Red Hat.

How to Create an Open-Source Office

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

No one loves open-plan offices. But even though we work in open-plan offices, we know the format has plenty of flaws.

Introducing 411: A new open source framework for handling alerting

Code as Craft

Today, we’re introducing our open source solution to this problem: 411. engineering monitoring security data

Open Source Spring Cleaning

Code as Craft

At Etsy, we are big fans of Open Source. Etsy as it is wouldn’t exist without the myriad of people who have solved a problem and published their code under an open source license. In every nook and cranny of our technology stack you can find Open Source code. engineering peopleGoing forward.

Open Source Business Model


However, there are lots of companies that are making money from open source and freemium models. friend of mine has a company that builds open source applications in spaces that are a bit less innovative than Elgg, but they do very well financially through the packaging and support models. understand his frustration.

Lessons Learned: Great open source scalability tools from Danga

Startup Lessons Learned

Lessons Learned by Eric Ries Friday, September 5, 2008 Great open source scalability tools from Danga If you are trying to build a scalable LAMP service, its always best to start with the original and still quite relevant presentation, from Brad Fitzpatrick when he was at LiveJournal. You can find the 2005 version here. Expo SF (May.

New investment: Upverter, a cloud-based platform for the hardware revolution

Version One Ventures

In the design phase, we believe that hardware engineering will follow a similar path as the open source software community that built GitHub. News Arduino GitHub hardware Open source hardware Raspberry Pi startup University of Waterloo Upverter Image via CrunchBase. Related articles.

mctop – a tool for analyzing memcache get traffic

Code as Craft

Once the key was confirmed engineers would look at alternate approaches to handling the data contained in the key. Diagnosing the Issue.

Web 2.0 Development and Business Lessons: Why are you Still Making.

Web 2.0 Development and Business Lessons

Below I discuss some of the challenging problems developers face and the open source toolkits that exist to help us solve them. Web 2.0

Scaling CI at Etsy: Divide and Concur, Revisited

Code as Craft

engineering infrastructure continuous deployment continuous integration github jenkins open source testingEnjoy!

Putting the Dev in Devops: Bringing Software Engineering to Operations Infrastructure Tooling

Code as Craft

Operations engineers don’t think of ourselves as developers, but there’s a lot we can learn from our friends in the development world.

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eCommerce: A VC Story [guest post]

VC Cafe

by Tomer Tzach, CEO, What were they missing? Why weren’t they seeing what I was seeing? Here’s why …. The eComm-aissance. Why is this so?

Crunching Apple Pay tokens in PHP

Code as Craft

Today we’re open sourcing part of our server-side solution, applepay-php , a PHP extension that verifies and decrypts Apple Pay payment tokens. Our search yielded a couple of open source projects, but none that fully complied with Apple’s spec. engineering infrastructure mobile Apple Apple Pay open source PH

mctop – a tool for analyzing memcache get traffic

Code as Craft

Once the key was confirmed engineers would look at alternate approaches to handling the data contained in the key. Diagnosing the Issue.

Startup Investor Makes a Deal: Engineers for Equity

But a new angel fund is hoping that they’ll do the same in exchange for engineering talent. ); // Welcome to Mashable! Have an account?

How To Fix Obamacare

Feld Thoughts

Many years ago I read Fredrick Brooks iconic book on software engineering – The Mythical Man-Month. One of his key messages is that adding additional software engineers to an already late project will just delay things more. Government cto government harper reed mythical-man month obamacare software engineering tech

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Aarhus Engineering Hub Supports Uber's Global Operations


Denmark Is Crucial For Uber’s Infrastructure. Finding The Best Talent In The Region.

Is It A Bird? Is It A Plane? No, It’s Supergrep!

Code as Craft

After a long week two years ago with a number of site incidents, our then-CTO Chad Dickerson sent an email to our all-engineering mailing list about a new tool: For a few of the incidents we’ve had in the past week, we’ve found. obvious trails in the error logs leading directly to the source of the. open source supergrep

SwRI Leads Open Source Consortium for Robot Makers


Editor’s Note: Southwest Research Institute in San Antonio is a nonprofit research and engineering organization with more than 3,000 employees and revenue of $581 million last year. The post SwRI Leads Open Source Consortium for Robot Makers appeared first on SiliconHills. You can read more about the organization here.

How Etsy Manages HTTPS and SSL Certificates for Custom Domains on Pattern

Code as Craft

Until fairly recently, this is the point where you had to open up your wallet. engineering infrastructure securityHow to HTTPS.

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Lessons Learned: Customer Development Engineering

Startup Lessons Learned

Lessons Learned by Eric Ries Sunday, September 7, 2008 Customer Development Engineering Yesterday, I had the opportunity to guest lecture again in Steve Blank s entrepreneurship class at the Berkeley-Columbia executive MBA program. Its a nice complement on the product engineering side to his customer development methodology. for H.

Yandex wedge ‘open-source’ Android open


Their phones will be available to customers in Russia in March where Yandex is the most popular search engine and a well know brand. Nobody.

Announcing Hound: A Lightning Fast Code Search Tool

Code as Craft

Today we are open sourcing a new tool to help you search large, complex codebases at lightning speed. We’ve been using it internally for a few months, and it has become an indispensable tool that many engineers use every day. engineering infrastructure We are calling this tool Hound. The Problem Hound Solves. That’s it.

Etsy’s Debriefing Facilitation Guide for Blameless Postmortems

Code as Craft

For many organizations engaged in software engineering, the group “post-mortem” debriefing meeting (and accompanying documentation) is where the rubber meets the road. ” As a first step to answer that question, we’ve developed a new Debriefing Facilitation Guide which we are open-sourcing and publishing. Lisa replied.

Software eats software development

Chris Dixon

WhatsApp was able to disrupt the global SMS industry with only a few dozen engineers. Open Source. Open source dominates every level of the software stack, including operating systems (Linux), databases (MySql), web servers (Apache), and programming languages (Python, Ruby). Services. Programming languages.

Kevin Federline Search Engine


skip to main | skip to sidebar SoCal CTO Tuesday, March 20, 2007 Kevin Federline Search Engine Just saw a post - Sleep with a pop star, get your own branded search engine. talking about Prodeges Search with Kevin Site - [link]. actually think this is a pretty innovative model. He has twenty years’ experience as a CTO. and Ph.D.

Whither patents

The Equity Kicker

We believe that applying the open source philosophy to our patents will strengthen rather than diminish Tesla’s position in this regard.

What the smartest people do on the weekend is what everyone else will do during the week in ten years

Chris Dixon

Prominent examples include the PC, the web, blogs, and most open source software. Engineers vote with their time, and are mostly trying to invent interesting new things. Many breakthrough technologies were hatched by hobbyists in garages and dorm rooms. But there is a reason why hobbies are so important. startups

Measure Anything, Measure Everything

Code as Craft

If Engineering at Etsy has a religion, it’s the Church of Graphs. data engineering infrastructureIf it moves, we track it. Why UDP?

Personalized Recommendations at Etsy

Code as Craft

data engineering matrix factorization personalization recommendations Matrix Factorization. favorites or purchases). Alternating Least Squares.

The non-developer’s guide to hiring software developers

The Next Web

Embrace open source. I’m absolutely amazed by the number of non-technical hiring managers and CEOs who are still wary of open source developers.

The Cloud Computing Battle

Early Stage Adventures

Playing catchup has been Google Cloud Platform, which includes its IaaS Google Compute Engine, and Microsoft Azure. How is this playing out?

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Transitioning to SCSS at Scale

Code as Craft

With regards to performance, the Sass team prioritizes the development and feature parity of libsass , a C/C++ port of the Sass engine [2].

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How Software Developers Really Spend Their Time

According to the survey, software engineers spend as much time waiting as they do brainstorming and collaborating. Shows what you know. waiting.

Sahale: Visualizing Cascading Workflows at Etsy

Code as Craft

If you know anything about Etsy engineering culture, you know we like to measure things. data databases engineering infrastructure monitoring

Google Summer of Code: 55 million lines of code released since 2005

The Next Web

Chris DiBona, the open source and public sector engineering manager at Google, was recently interviewed by Slashdot. Sounds good.

Re-Introducing Deployinator, now as a gem!

Code as Craft

Four years ago we open sourced deployinator for OSCON. engineering infrastructure continuous deployment deployinator

4 Major Trends Which Improve Business Decisions Today

Startup Professionals Musings

We’ve all worked with autocratic leaders in large companies who seem to thrive in this mode. It’s been downhill from there. classic book by Thomas H.

Building a Winning Team through the Draft and Free Agency

Lightspeed Venture Partners

Sudip brings five years of investing experience and holds an ECE from IIT, an MBA from Wharton, and a PhD in Computer Engineering from Georgia Tech.

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