More Coders. More Diversity.

Feld Thoughts

Apprentices earn a living salary on their first day, and we as a tech community can support a program that puts more coders in the market with a keen eye toward diversity and opportunity while getting work completed. The post More Coders. If there’s one consistent concern I hear from the companies I work with, it’s the shortage of qualified tech talent.

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Hail The March Of The Citizen Coder

YoungUpstarts

Can we afford to wait for the rise of these coders to attend the workforce? Therein lies the need for the citizen coder. Self-taught and digitally native, the citizen coder is a symbol of 21st century success and a ready-made solution to a yawning skills gap.

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CodeHS Turns Kids Into Coders

SiliconHills

Now he wants to be a computer programmer and work at […] The post CodeHS Turns Kids Into Coders appeared first on SiliconHills. 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 I saw the opportunity and I took advantage of it,” said Rodriguez, a freshman.

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We’re all coders

Start Up Blog

As a startup entrepreneur I often get asked if I’m coder. Yes, we’re all coders. I used to say no. My answer used to be something like: our job as an entrepreneurs is to organise the factors of production, not be them. But I’ve recently changed my answer to yes regarding the coding question. And no, I haven’t gone out and learned PHP or Ruby or the latest groovy language. My code is the english language.

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The Last Coder

This is going to be BIG.

If anything has held true about the progress of technology over the last 150 years, it is that one generation's bread and butter tasks become automated and the skill level requirement for participating successfully in the workforce is forced up. We've seen disruption by machines among all sorts of human labor, particularly in the area of "making stuff". So will that hold true for ones and zeros?

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Next Year Might be the Year Your Job Disappears (And No, You Probably Won't Become a Coder)

Inc Startups

Automation and artificial intelligence may eliminate up to 800 million jobs by 2030. Is yours next? Technology

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How This Startup Gets Women Coders Into High-Tech Jobs

Inc Startups

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

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30 Ways to Keep Your Coders Happy

Inc Startups

Need to recruit, retain, or collaborate with anyone in the programming profession? Here's everything you need to know

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Should You Learn Python, C or Ruby to Be a Top Coder? (Infographic)

Inc Startups

See which coding language you should learn first

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Inspired by Some Teenaged Girl Coders

Rob Go

I had the pleasure of spending a few hours last night at the Boston Technovation event at MIT. It was a lot of fun, and a really impressive, nationwide effort. Their mission from their website is as follows: “The mission of the Technovation Challenge is to promote women in technology by giving girls the skills and confidence they need to be successful in computer science and entrepreneurship.

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

Inc Startups

A 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. It seems to make perfect sense that your first hires should become managers as your company grows. Think again.

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How This Swiss Coder is Revolutionizing the Sales Industry From the Inside Out

Inc Startups

From Zurich to Mountain View, this prodigy knows what he's doing

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Startups Woo Coders with Cloud-Based Development Environments

Christine.net

Rafe Needleman continued his developers-in-the-cloud theme at the Microsoft campus this afternoon, with an Under the Radar judging panel that includes First Round Capital 's very own Rob Hayes. Here are the presenters, roughly in my order of personal preference: Twilio. helps developers to build and run voice applications cheaply. Their core XML API offers the basics used in most voice applications.

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4 Misconceptions of First-Time App Developers

Inc Startups

You don't need to be a professional coder to build a successful app.

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4 Misconceptions of First-Time App Developers

Inc Startups

You don't need to be a professional coder to build a successful app.

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You Can Lay Down And Use This Desk at and It's Awesome

Inc Startups

The Altdesk is ideal for coders, artists, or anyone who has to check email

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Brain Hacking: The Possible Cause Behind Your Smart Phone Separation Anxiety

Inc Startups

Coders call it brain hacking, or addiction coding, and it could be dangerous to your health. Smartphones are addictive. Technology

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Programming and Fundamentals

Mark Birch

In a world where the barrier to entry for building a web app has become so low, a DIY culture of self-taught coders has sprung up in our modern day version of the gold rush. No, I believe that there is immense value in the DIY coder culture.

This Is How Much Engineers Make at Airbnb, Uber and Snapchat

Inc Startups

The average coder working for the likes of Apple, Amazon, Uber and others make more than $200,000 when salary, equity and bonuses are all added up

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How to Find a Developer: 5 Tips

Inc Startups

Need a good coder? Here''s how to find and attract tech talent

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How Andela Finds and Trains World-Class Engineers in Africa [Traction #41: Christina Sass]

View from Seed

They’ve sparked a movement, cracked the code on finding great coders, and have attracted investors like Mark Zuckerberg. Christina Sass is co-founder and COO of Andela, a company that locates, trains, and staffs world-class engineers in Africa for hire by tech companies in the US and elsewhere. Visit andela.com to learn more, or follow Christina at twitter.com/sasschristina. Channel Links: iTunes , SoundCloud , Stitcher , Google Play.

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10 Most Popular Programming Languages Today

Inc Startups

A basic understanding of various programming languages can benefit anyone, even if you're not looking to become a master coder

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Christine: Proverbs for Would-Be Founders

Christine.net

« Some Updates to Christine.net | Main | OReilly Radar Redux » Proverbs for Would-Be Founders OReilly Medias entrepreneur-in-residence, Marc Hedlund, explored entrepreneurship with a group of coders at the OReilly Emerging Technology Conference (Etech) in San Diego today.

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. And since this person isn’t a coder, he doesn’t know what kind of questions to ask his prospective engineering team.

6 Tips for Building a #Bossbabe Brand

Austin Startup

Half the coders I know were… Continue reading on Austin Startups I’m pretty sure that to be a legit millennial, you’re not supposed to work in the field you got a degree in.

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It’s so easy to fake being good at biz dev that even my baby brother can do it.

Jessica Mah

I hear it all the time — coders want to start their own companies and keep all those “biz dev&# and marketing gurus out for as long as possible. They’re an incredibly rare breed — harder to find than even coders are! Tags: Business Coding Jessica's Life Leadership Marketing Persuasion Staffing biz dev coder company david mah e-myth expert fake guru incompetent partnership programmer small business technician

Bridge Your Business to the Future

Inc Startups

Too many companies are wedded to old code--because their old coders are. Stop trying to patch your way to the future. You need fresh ideas--and maybe some fresh eyes

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Money hungry entrepreneurs

Jessica Mah

Tags: Business Growing Up Jessica's Life Leadership Motivational Random Tips Social Science bill gates coder company engineer entrepreneur google guys marketers microsoft MLA money hungry multi level marketing project startup Tech web

Growth Story: How Kano hired its way to creating an insanely captivating DIY computer for kids

The Next Web

Hiring interdisciplinary coders who could help keep kids really engaged on their self-made computers. Growth Story is a new 4-question format we’re doing about startups finding and influencing a defining metric that helped to really grow their company.

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The Website Services Worth Paying For—From a Scrappy Entrepreneur

Up and Running

Development experts at Treehouse explain: “If you completely split the duties of designing and coding, there inevitably comes a point in a project where the coder ends up doing bits of design, at which point the design can start to degrade.

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SXSW Hosts a Health Data Hackathon in Austin

SiliconHills

South by Southwest Interactive is inviting coders and designers in the Austin area to participate in a Hackathon at the end of this month. The SXSW hackathon focuses on finding “a correlation between health-related data and patient care.” ” The 24-hour event takes place Sept. 29th and 30th at Conjuctured Coworking at 1309 East 7th Street [.] The post SXSW Hosts a Health Data Hackathon in Austin appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin Technology

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SXSW Hosts a Health Data Hackathon in Austin

SiliconHills

South by Southwest Interactive is inviting coders and designers in the Austin area to participate in a Hackathon at the end of this month. The SXSW hackathon focuses on finding “a correlation between health-related data and patient care.” ” The 24-hour event takes place Sept. 29th and 30th at Conjuctured Coworking at 1309 East 7th Street [.] The post SXSW Hosts a Health Data Hackathon in Austin appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin Technology

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Coding bootcamps will graduate 6,000 people in 2014 via.

Mark Birch

Despite the misgivings by others about these bootcamps teaching hordes of newbie coders to write bad code, there is clearly a huge gap in the market for talent that is not being served other programs. Coding bootcamps will graduate 6,000 people in 2014 via VentureBeat.

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How we launched our startup without any technical knowledge

The Next Web

When I first got started in entrepreneurship, it seemed like everybody in the world was pushing me to become a coder. For as long as I can remember, I’ve felt the pain of being a ‘non-technical’ founder working on a technical startup.

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Binpress – A Marketplace to Find Affordable and Trustworthy Code for Web Development

VC Cafe

The purpose of binpress is to save coders time coding by finding existing solutions to time consuming problems. They also have an in-house affiliate program for coders and Internet marketers. - Far from being gimmicky, Binpress can save coders lots of time and money.

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Hacker Angels

Texas Startup Blog

Are you a coder, developer or a hacker? There is a an angel group made up of self described hackers designed for you. The group is called Hacker Angels and includes Going Inc. founder and current AOL executive Roy Rodenstein, Delicious founder Joshua Schachter, Duck Duck Go’s Gabriel Weinberg, Hotornot’s Jim Young, and Punchfork founder

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Come Check Out a Very Important LA Tech Event on June 1st

Both Sides of the Table

Developer mentors and judges from AT&T, i.am.angel, Google, Scopely, CGI, Factual, and ESRI and the City and County of LA will support coders during the weekend. Not a coder? Tomorrow LA is hosting an important tech event - please consider registering and coming by.

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How to find a good programmer or web developer

www.peterdrew.net

first of all you need a project to use to source a good coder. This product needs to be a product you create specifically for the purpose of finding a coder. Good coders, just code and get paid to code, its that simple. This is the kind of coder you are looking for.

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Why Founders Should Know How to Code

Steve Blank

Having a coder as part of the founding team is essential. A founding web/mobile team without a coder past the initial stages of Customer Discovery is not a startup. “ By knowing things that exist, you can know that which does not exist.”. Book of Five Rings.

Who is the most important person in a tech/web startup (visionary, programmer, etc.)?

Gust

This is where you find the superb Rails coder, AND the world-class information architect, AND the consummate sales guy, AND the persuasive biz dev gal, AND the brilliant CFO. That is why it is not uncommon to see big enterprise sales people making high six figure, or even seven figure, salaries or commissions, while a neophyte coder might be in the low five figure range. Engineer Irwin Cantor (the coder)?

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