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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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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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 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 ».

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

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

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.

How To Optimize Your Business Expenses

YoungUpstarts

This is certainly a good thing for both sides – it gets tiring to hear about yet another company that puts its coders through several months of 80-hour work weeks just to push the project through the deadline successfully.

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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.

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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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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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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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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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4 Modern Tech Solutions That Can Increase Workplace Productivity

YoungUpstarts

In addition to Confluence, Atlassian also offers other software services designed for developers and coders as well as tools for leaders. Are you or your employees operating at peak productivity? According to new research, the answer is likely no. Data reported by Forbes from the U.S.

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.

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.

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The Pros And Cons Of Digital Learning

YoungUpstarts

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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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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Do You Need A Personal Brand?

Brandanew

A freelance writer, software coder or a photographer can also be considered in this category. Our world is dominated by brands. Brands are everywhere. Whenever we buy something, we usually check what brand it is. Brands tell us about the existing reputation of the product.

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Hire for talent. Rent for experience.

Berkonomics

He hires for creative ability, people who can be the architects as opposed to the simple coders of routines. Want the best way to create your core competency quickly and inexpensively?

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.

UsIng a Web Design App to Launch Your Startup Website

The Startup Magazine

Nuances related to layout, graphics, device and browser compatibility, media handling and performance are time consuming to even the most proficient coders. An easy to use website design app eliminates the need for professional designers, coders, and SEO consultants.

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Seek Fame and Fortune with Android Apps

Up and Running

That post says: Google App Inventor claims to enable non-coders to develop complete, working Android apps by connecting a series of “blocks.” Did you miss the first Internet boom, back in the 1990s, and fail to make your millions then? Did you not write the cute little iPhone app that made the teenager tons of money? Well cheer up. There is still hope. Read Google App Inventor: Now Anyone Can Create an Android App on Mashable.

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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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3 Ways Businesses can Kick Start their Web Application Security

The Startup Magazine

Even flawless coding, applications still depend on software and code developed by other coders. Web application security is an imperative to pay attention to. In an age of regular breaches and security threats knowing how to prevent security issues is pivotal.

How “False Expertise” Can Damage Your Business—and How to Protect It

ConversionXL

Microsoft rolled out an “ Inclusive Hiring ” effort that’s tailored to those who would never make it through a traditional hiring process, like exceptional coders on the autism spectrum who may not have linear employment histories or engaging interview skills.

5 Things Every Entrepreneur Should Know

YoungUpstarts

Our developers are some of the best coders out there, but they’re also film buffs, foodies, musicians, gamers, and marathon runners. By Josh Golden, CEO of Table XI. 5 things every entrepreneur should know: 1.

Here’s How You Approach A Startup

YoungUpstarts

Go the extra mile to find the coder who stays up all night and the graphic designer who spends their free time in museums. Startups seem to be all the rage today. As soon as someone as an idea for an app or a business, the first reaction is to start a “startup”.

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Four Factors You Need To Include In Your Business Plan

YoungUpstarts

If, for example, you are a phenomenal coder, that’s great, but that doesn’t mean you can run a business of your own.

Top 10 Common Mistakes By First-Time Online Entrepreneurs

Kodorra

Someone that sees in a different light – you are optimistic and he’s pessimistic, you’re strong and she’s soft, extrovert and introvert, salesman and coder.

The One ICO Marketing Checklist You Need To Succeed

YoungUpstarts

Most coders and business owners aren’t marketers. Initial coin offerings or ICOs are one of the hottest opportunities in the world of blockchain and tech for companies and teams to get needed funding without sacrificing equity or long wait times.

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

5 Lies CTOs Tell To Feel Better About Coding

YoungUpstarts

You believe you’re the greatest coder in the world and what you do can never be replicated by anyone else. by Jinesh Parekh, CEO of Ruby on Rails consulting shop, Idyllic Software. Hey there, you amazingly resourceful person. You’re doing everything.

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A Call to Brains: Can We Mobilize Education Like Manufacturing in WWII?

This is going to be BIG.

We're not the smartest country on earth--and we're not the country with the most PhDs, coders, scientists, language experts, etc., "In May 1940, Franklin D. Roosevelt called for the production of 185,000 aeroplanes, 120,000 tanks, 55,000 anti-aircraft guns and 18 million tons of merchant shipping in two years. Adolf Hitler was told by his advisors that this was American propaganda; in 1939, annual aircraft production for the US military was less than 3,000 planes.

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