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


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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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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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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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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Study Shows Black Coders Are More Likely to Get Job Offers -- But For Less Money

Inc Startups

A new report captures racial bias in hiring of engineers and suggests coders of all ethnicities should look for jobs outside Silicon Valley

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

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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Birchbox to Women Coders: We're Here to Help

Inc Startups

The New York companies are subsidizing a coding class for 25 women students, as part of a broader push to eliminate the gender gap

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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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.

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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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

The Tech Gender Gap: The Lack of Women Coders and the Movement That’s Fixing It

Austin Startup

women-coders women-in-tech tech women-in-computer-science gender-diversity-in-techWomen programmers are almost as rare as unicorns. Take a peek into any developer meeting and you’ll most likely find one or two women… Continue reading on Austin Startups ».

How To Build a Web Startup – Lean LaunchPad Edition

Steve Blank

——— If you’re an experienced coder and user interface designer you think nothing is easier than diving into Ruby on Rails , Nodes.js to host your company name, email, calendar, etc. For coders: set up a web host. For non-coders: Make a quick prototype in PowerPoint, or. For coders: build the User Interface.

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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.

Startups Woo Coders with Cloud-Based Development Environments

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.

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

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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The Code is your Enemy

A Smart Bear: Startups and Marketing for Geeks

But this also produces a natural weakness , and when I look at what made me a successful entrepreneur — not just a great coder — it’s that I acknowledged and overcame that weakness.

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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. This is not a post about a bubble, real or imagined. It’s a lesson from when I was 20 years old. I showed up at MIT as an eager freshman. I was 17, from Dallas, with a nice pair of cowboy boots and long hair. On my first day, at the freshman picnic, I heard that 50% of us would end up in the bottom half of our class.

Girls Who Code

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

But the brouhaha that he unleashed about women founders, women coders, and women hackers is a good thing because we ought to be having a broader conversation about these issues. I feel badly for Paul Graham because he's being made out to be something I am sure he is not.

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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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Don’t waste time finding the best person

Start Up Blog

We talk about trying to find the best coder, the best UX guru, the ultimate growth hacker, but we should focus on is having the best culture where amazing collaborations can happen.

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Why The Unlocking Phones Debate Is Important

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

Hackers and coders were building their own computing devices and putting software on them and making what became personal computers. The White House and the FCC have recently come out in favor of allowing consumers to unlock their phones. That is a really good thing. Let's hope that the rest of the regulators in this country join them in this stance. I would go even further.

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Too Many Bells and Whistles Will Not Sell a Product

Startup Professionals Musings

Every startup team needs a “product owner” role who is not an engineer or coder to collect from customers, prioritize and document required features.

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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Accelerating Technology Change and Continuous Learning

Feld Thoughts

Older coders like me view this as a tax on software development time, but younger coders accept it as a given and seem to not only take it in stride but revel in their evolving expertise. At dinner last week, my long time friend Dave Jilk (we just celebrated our 30th friendship anniversary) tossed a hypothesis at me that as people age, they resist adopting new technologies.

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.

The Pros And Cons Of Digital Learning


Online websites that promise to teach people how to code, such as Coder Camp, for example, have proved incredibly successful, with nine out of ten graduates finding a position relating to the field within 90 days of completing the 12-week course.

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

Any decent coder is tired of hearing an idea guy come along and try to get them to build their startup. On the other hand, a decent coder will be extremely interested by a startup put together with no code that is getting really good traction.

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The Biggest Thing for Software Startups Since, Well, Software

Inc Startups

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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How Software Developers Really Spend Their Time

Let''s hear it, coders. And you thought being a software engineer was all about dreaming up clever algorithms or amazing graphics routines and then instantiating them in elegant, tightly written code. Shows what you know.

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. He’s back to Bogota, Colombia this week for round two. —– Back to Colombia: Vive La Revolución Emprendedora!

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

If you’re a coder, it means forgetting about beautiful code for a moment and thinking about what really matters. If you’re not a coder, it means finding ways to build a very basic prototype to test and market to get enough traction.

Inspiring stuff: Meet two talented tech entrepreneurs aged just 13

The Next Web

Netherlands-based Puck Meerburg , meanwhile, is a talented coder who took us through his journey leading up to his most recent release, a game called CatStacker. One of the most talked about parts of The Next Web Conference Europe 2013 was when two 13-year-olds took to the stage.