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.

allensblog: Some Tough Questions You Should Ask

Allen's Blog

More on "Tough Questions" » July 04, 2005. After some jockeying (since they’re “peers” at their current company), they finally settle on the following titles, roles and percentages of the equity: (1) President and CEO (35%), (2) VP Marketing (25%), (3) VP Engineering (25%) and (4) VP Finance/CFO (15%). Unfortunately, when asked, the marketing founder and the engineering founder were defensive about deserving “their chance to step up to the VP level”.

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Startup Investor Makes a Deal: Engineers for Equity

mashable.com

But a new angel fund is hoping that they’ll do the same in exchange for engineering talent. ); // Welcome to Mashable! Sign in with Facebook or Twitter to get started!

allensblog: More on "Tough Questions"

Allen's Blog

The Problem of the Forgotten Founder » August 14, 2005. For any entrepreneur contemplating starting a company, there is an interesting and helpful analysis of this “choosing-who-to-work-with” phenomenon in a June 2005 Harvard Business Review article entitled “ Competent Jerks, Lovable Fools, and the Formation of Social Networks ”. For example, don’t worry if you have a great Director of Engineering but no Vice-president of Engineering in your startup. allensblog.

Google Base + Vertical Search + RSS = Death of Walled Gardens

Burnham's Beat

Internet Stocks: 2005 Year In Review » 12/20/2005. The Internet of 2005 is a far different environment than the Internet of 1995. In 2005, things are a bit different. as Google launches “listing sites”, which will really be nothing more than a thin skin on top of Google Base and their indexing/crawling engine; think of it as Google News on steroids. December 20, 2005 in Internet , RSS | Permalink. Dec 20, 2005 12:00:00 AM. Burnhams Beat.

Allen's Blog: Commandment #10: Control the Meeting (But Be Smart.

Allen's Blog

« Commandment #9: Be Like Goldilocks | Main. | "Managing" Your Board of Directors » April 03, 2005. April 3, 2005 | Permalink. Posted by: Josh Watts | Apr 4, 2005 7:45:43 AM. Posted by: WebDude | Apr 5, 2005 12:02:54 PM. Posted by: Saar Drimer | Apr 6, 2005 4:30:24 PM. Posted by: blurp | Apr 7, 2005 1:51:19 AM. Posted by: Dennis Posadas | Apr 7, 2005 11:42:35 PM. Posted by: anonymous bollox | Apr 12, 2005 11:05:39 PM.

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Digital Marketing And Analytics: Two Ladders For Magnificent Success

Occam's Razor

During this stage you should also invest a lot in Search Engine Optimization. Or Ford (it is amazing that in 2013, for such an expensive product, it looks so… 2005).

Allen's Blog: Commandment #4: Know Your Audience

Allen's Blog

Commandment #5: Create the "Aha" Early » January 11, 2005. an electrical enginerring professor with an expertise in, say, the CAE area or materials science who helps a firm look at semiconductor startups); and. January 11, 2005 | Permalink. Posted by: Vanilla Chin | Jan 12, 2005 4:08:15 PM. Posted by: Telecommedian | Jan 13, 2005 2:09:19 PM. Allens Blog. « Commandment #3: Tease, Dont Overwhelm | Main.

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Burnham's Beat: RSS and Google Base: Google Feeds Off The Web

Burnham's Beat

Google Base will thus become the automated engine behind a whole range of other Google extensions (GoogleBay, GoogleJobs, GoogleDate) and it will also enable individual users to subscribe to a wide range of highly specific and highly customized meta-feeds. November 16, 2005 in Blogs , EAI , Internet , RSS | Permalink. Nov 16, 2005 3:40:32 PM. Burnhams Beat. Articles on Technology and Finance. About Bill. Archived Posts. Blog Roll. IPO/M&A Lists. By Category. By Month.

Burnham's Beat: Is RFID Application Oriented Networking's Killer App?

Burnham's Beat

Unlike many 1st generation AON players which used Intel-based Linux “pizza boxes” as their hardware platform, Omnitrol has engineered a sophisticated hardware platform that uses Gigabit Ethernet to interconnect multiple RISC processors allowing for greatly increased message processing capabilities within a single box and the ability to seamlessly interconnect multiple boxes. December 19, 2005 in EAI , Software , Web Services | Permalink. Dec 19, 2005 12:28:37 PM.

H1-B Aliens and the Myth of Free Labor Markets

Will Price

From professors, to engineers, senior managers, company founders, and venture capitalists, our current success and prosperity is very positively influenced by our ability to attract the best and brightest to work and study in our country. A wonderful constant in this valley of innovation, is the amazing contribution of immigrants to our economy. In my daily meetings with founding teams and start-ups, there is not a single company that does not have an emigre as a key member.

Looking for a job?

Will Price

In 2005 Q1, VCs funded 290 IT deals with $2.9 Specifically, start-ups can ill afford to experiment with an engineer interested in a move into marketing, or a consumer electronics product manager looking to move into the financial services vertical. As a VC, I am frequently asked to meet with people looking for a job. The broad perspective enjoyed by many VC firms provides a birds-eye view into emerging markets, new companies, and areas of opportunity.

Search: The Rise of Specialization

Will Price

A search for Red sox tickets, Red Sox jerseys, Red Sox highlight clips, and Red Sox pitchers may all require search engines optimized for the nature of each request. Rather, I believe the vertical search space will only see scale and success to the extent that major content or web properties see sufficient value in specialized search that they syndicate results from specialist search engines and play the role of aggregator of traffic and integrator of best of breed search function.

The Cost of Optimism

Will Price

These numbers suggest that VC firms that help their portfolio companies optimize execution - operating plan development, sales forecasting and management, engineering project planning, marketing plans, etc - will add tremendous value. The Economist recently ran a wonderful piece on the sorry state of project management. The Standish Group, which analyzes IT projects, reported that in 2004 only 29% of IT projects succeeded, down from 34% in 2002.

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Mark Leslie, VRTS founder, on Sales Life Cycle

Will Price

The company hires a VP of sales, as well as regional sales managers, systems engineers, inside sales reps and field sales reps. He is a managing director of Leslie Ventures and teaches at Stanford University's Graduate School of Business and Graduate Engineering School. Per my posts below on forecasting sales, Mark Leslie wrote an interesting article on the subject and the importance of quickly moving down the sales learning curve for start-ups.

The Golden Age of IT Buying - what does it mean for investors

Will Price

The IT buyer is blessed with commodity hardware, open source infrastructure, a surplus of vendor capacity in both hardware and software, which is in turn driving mammoth discounts, cheap offshore engineering talent, falling telecommunications costs, standardization and open protocols.The fall in the cost of bandwidth, storage capacity, computation, software all are helping IT buyers generate much more with much less. This could be the golden age of IT buying.

Lessons from Ballmer

Will Price

I found the list instructive: technical innovation with impact protected IP (patent portfolio) market understanding engineering excellence alignment with sales capacity (can you sell it?, Last week, I attended Microsoft's VC Summit in Mountain View. The 4th annual summit offered venture investors the opportunity to meet with Steve Ballmer and varoius senior managers from across Microsoft's product teams.

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Exit Engineering - DShen's Blogs

Dshen

Exit Engineering. But almost never talk about exit engineering. I think that exit engineering is both a science and a skill, some learnable and some not so easy to just "learn". Great exit engineers need to be acutely aware of the macro effects of the economy and know when its OK to press your bet or to harvest returns before the rug gets pulled out from under you, either lengthening the time to harvest returns and/or suppressing the actual return itself.

Indeed

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

The first great investment we made at USV was Indeed in the summer of 2005. Brad had been looking for a search engine for jobs and I saw this post on John Battelle's blog in late 2004. An engineering team that has kept the service up with literally no down time that I can ever remember. I forwarded it to Brad and he reached out to Paul and Rony. It took two tries before we could convince them to take our money.

How To Determine Which Online Channels are Delivering Sales Online and Off

Duct Tape Marketing

Born in 2005 as a search engine marketing agency, Browser Media still offers search as its core service but provides so much more than just tinkering with meta tags. Advertising Analytics Google Mobile Search Engines Ashleigh Brown

Lessons Learned: Great open source scalability tools from Danga

Startup Lessons Learned

You can find the 2005 version here. Waves of technology platforms The lean startup Customer Development Engineering Greasemonkey compiler Great open source scalability tools from Danga Ideas. 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.

F-Patterns No More: How People View Google & Bing Search Results

ConversionXL

However, SERPs (search engine results pages) are evolving quickly, and so is user behavior in relation to search. They compared the results with results they had gotten from a similar 2005 study: Image Source. How do people view search results?

Fight Like You're Right, Listen Like You're Wrong and Other Keys to Great Management

Redeye VC

We all know the social norm is not to take the last cookie," says Robert Sutton, management expert at Stanford''s School of Engineering. Made famous by his 2005 book The No A **e Rule, Sutton has spent hours studying the moves made by technology''s top leaders, including Steve Jobs, Andy Grove, and others. A psychology study at UC Berkeley broke students into groups of three, with one person chosen to be the leader of a project.

@altgate » Blog Archive » Outsourcing For Startups

Altgate

The presentation was on outsourcing generally, not just software engineering and the audience was very early stage companies (some yet to be founded). Engineering/QA.

Adding the Google +1 Button :: Small Business Marketing Blog from.

Duct Tape Marketing

The Referral Engine – Teaching Your Business to Market Itself – by John Jantsch.

Why Your Sales Team Should Spend More Time On Content Marketing

Brandanew

As an engineer one of my first challenging problems was how to reproduce what the sales guy had promised the customer on our software. Things have changed from 2005 and from my first sales challenge.

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How to Deliver an Experience

Duct Tape Marketing

The Referral Engine – Teaching Your Business to Market Itself – by John Jantsch.

Is This Startup Ready For Investment?

Steve Blank

Since 2005 startup accelerators have provided cohorts of startups with mentoring, pitch practice and product focus. Other than measuring engineering progress, there’s no standard language to communicate progress.

Weekend Favs April Sixteen :: Small Business Marketing Blog from.

Duct Tape Marketing

The Referral Engine – Teaching Your Business to Market Itself – by John Jantsch.

Google+ Offers Great Business Potential :: Small Business.

Duct Tape Marketing

The Referral Engine – Teaching Your Business to Market Itself – by John Jantsch.

Small Business Week iPad Giveaway from Duct Tape Marketing.

Duct Tape Marketing

The Referral Engine – Teaching Your Business to Market Itself – by John Jantsch.

How to Attract and Retain Customers :: Small Business Marketing.

Duct Tape Marketing

The Referral Engine – Teaching Your Business to Market Itself – by John Jantsch.

Understanding the Most Fundamental Shift in Marketing :: Small.

Duct Tape Marketing

The Referral Engine – Teaching Your Business to Market Itself – by John Jantsch.

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Relationships Do Matter in Business

Up and Running

This held true across a variety of companies, from software maker Autodesk to German engineering and electronics conglomerate Siemens, over an extended period of time. How much do relationships really matter in business? Relationships matter in this business.”.

Everything You've Heard About Google+ Is Wrong :: Small Business.

Duct Tape Marketing

The Referral Engine – Teaching Your Business to Market Itself – by John Jantsch.

5 Practical Tips for Getting More from Facebook :: Small Business.

Duct Tape Marketing

The Referral Engine – Teaching Your Business to Market Itself – by John Jantsch.

Let's Stop Being So Rude

Duct Tape Marketing

The Referral Engine – Teaching Your Business to Market Itself – by John Jantsch.

The science of building a scalable sales team

Google Ventures

Mark holds an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management where he was a semi-finalist in the 2005 MIT $50K Business Plan competition and was awarded the Patrick McGovern award for his contributions to entrepreneurship at MIT. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Lehigh University. Learn how Hubspot built out its sales team – from their first hire to a team of over 200 employees.

Blending Paid Social with Organic Social :: Small Business.

Duct Tape Marketing

The Referral Engine – Teaching Your Business to Market Itself – by John Jantsch.

The Single Most Powerful Use of Social Media for Small Business.

Duct Tape Marketing

The Referral Engine – Teaching Your Business to Market Itself – by John Jantsch.