More Coders. More Diversity.

Feld Thoughts

Too often, aspiring engineers who lack the funds to pursue a computer science degree from a university or take part in a bootcamp find themselves locked out of technology jobs, despite often severe talent shortages. Techtonic Academy provides underprivileged youth, minorities, women, and veterans both technical training and mentorship to become entry-level software engineers and pursue a career in the technology field. The post More Coders.

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Hail The March Of The Citizen Coder


by Jonas Lim, Director, Solution Engineering (Asia), Salesforce. Can we afford to wait for the rise of these coders to attend the workforce? Therein lies the need for the citizen coder. Jonas Lim is Director, Solution Engineering (Asia) at Salesforce.

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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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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

The Yin and Yang of Product and Engineering

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

For a tech company, product and engineering are the heart and soul of the business. When I do a quick mental query of headcount across our entire portfolio of ~30 companies, I think at least 50% and maybe as much as 60% of the entire headcount of our portfolio is in either product or engineering. Many of the founding teams we back include a strong coder and a strong product person. The engineering person builds the product or manages the team that builds the product, or both.

Recruiting Startup Engineers | Femgineer

Femgineer Coder. HOME About the Femgineer Speaking Engagements Reading List Recruiting Startup Engineers With the startup market taking off, there is always a clamor to find good engineers, developers, and designers. Motivating Them Engineers are motivated by a variety of things.

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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How Software Developers Really Spend Their Time

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

The Art of the Dojo

Code as Craft

Hook a couple of experienced engineers up with a batch of new hires and watch the value flow. The veterans get to meet the newest members of the engineering team, they get to impart some good practices, and they get to share knowledge and teach. Most of Etsy’s engineers, PMs, and designers work on teams divided along product or infrastructural lines. The most exciting part of a dojo is when someone watching the coder shouts “whoa! engineering

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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. At The Academy For Software Engineering (AFSE), we use a "limited unscreened" model to accept students.

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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. More often than not, these “biz dev&# experts are incompetent in whatever they’re trying to do, and engineers have no way of weeding out the good from the bad. This is merely stating the obvious: It’s much easier to fake being good at biz dev than it is to fake being a good engineer.

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.

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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. Wolfram Language is already in use in Mathematica, Wolfram''s Research''s software for the science and engineering community.

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What’s the Difference Between Small Business and Large Enterprise SEO?

Duct Tape Marketing

The goal is the same for both: reach that first search engine results page (SERP) and increase your profit while doing so. User experience: There are a number of factors that contribute to a positive user experience on your website (all of which the search engines look favorably upon).

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


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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Founder Challenges with Startup Development Teams and CTOs


These are often the same things that cause a founder to reach out to me about helping their CTO, VP Engineering, tech team, off-shore development, etc. No questions being asked ( 32 Questions Developers May Have Forgot to Ask a Startup Founder ) And the #1 reason I get calls relates to an old software engineering adage: The first 90% of a project takes 90% of the time.

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A Visitors Guide to Silicon Valley

Steve Blank

Walk to downtown Palo Alto at lunchtime, and see the excited engineers ranting to one another on their way to lunch. Park on the circle and take a walking tour of the campus and then head to the science and engineering quad.

Marissa Mayer and the New Breed of Product Manager CEOs

Inc Startups

In the past year as Yahoo''s CEO , Marissa Mayer has been able to double the search engine''s stock price, recharge the Yahoo brand, have a baby , and top Fortune''s "40 Under 40" list. The Yahoo boss''s combination of skills is vastly different from that of most traditional CEOs.

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Common Growth Hacking Myths (and How Growth Actually Works)


In the article, Andrew describes growth hackers as a cross between marketers and coders. An Epic List of 100 Growth Hacks for Startups by Search Engine Journal. This is where engineering and product teams can drive a ton of growth that traditional marketing cannot.”.

How top startups pay designers

Design Staff

Heck, the guy was even a decent coder.). For comparison, did the same for typical full-stack engineering jobs. Designers are paid similarly to engineers (or a bit less). Another useful rubric is that in 2014, many San Francisco startups are paying their Senior UX Designers about 10% less than their senior engineers. About half the startups I checked were actually paying their designers and engineers the same amount.

Everyone at Yipit is Now Learning to Code

Vinicius Vacanti

Five years ago, I was firmly in Andreessen’s second group: the non-coders. Several of our younger engineers came to Yipit with little to no technical background.

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The maker/manager transition phase

The great piece is focused around two sets of distinct people in a startup: makers (typically coders) and managers (those with lots of meetings). Over the next month, I searched for a great engineer to take over Android development, and I was lucky to find Sunil. Joel Gascoigne.

CEO Friday: Why we don’t hire.NET programmers

But my coders will beat up your coders, any day of the week. No offense, but I honestly think you have no idea what you’re talking about, and your irrational language biases are probably making you lose some really good coders. But my coders will [.] [.].

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How to Attract the Unconventional Worker

Inc Startups

He likes to hire coders with degrees in sociology, education, or psychology. One software engineer is also a standup comic, while another employee plays the didgeridoo. Not just anyone can build creative, agile software--especially from a boat. You really have to stretch people''s minds to get them to think big ," says software developer Jon Stahl. "In In a corporate world, that''s very hard to do."

A Designer’s Perspective on Working with Product Managers

The Product Guy

Just like engineers, designers are also problem solvers. The best designers also use tools like Zapier or Avocode to help coders to get the necessary parameters from the design files. Guest Post by: David Pasztor.

‘I don’t know’: Why admitting you don’t have all the answers is perfectly okay

The Next Web

One place I’ve always struggled to say I don’t know is when talking with engineers about technical stuff beyond my knowledge. Fairly regularly, one of our engineers, Aaron O’Connell, will take time to explain what it is he’s working on.

Work harder on yourself than you do on your startup

If you’re a coder, you should definitely try attempting to get press for your startup and blogging, or at least pay keen attention to the marketer on your team. Whether you’re a long-time coder and you hack away on open source projects in addition to the startup, or you’re the marketer and you start to dabble in code, improving understanding and skills on the technical side of a startup are a massive win if you start something by yourself.

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Introduction to Growth Hacking for Startups

VC Cafe

accessible to search engines, sitemap.xml), fresh (i.e. Paul Graham’s Startup Curve – avoid the “through of sorrow”! Pintrest, Facebook, Zynga, Dropbox, AirBnb… What do they all have in common?

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Youth Entrepreneurs, Why You Should Help These Upstarts With Their Startups

Up and Running

They’re artists, designers, engineers, crafters, coders, and – oh yeah – high schoolers. I believe that children are the future… That might be the old school way to set the stage for this post, but I’m going with something a little more modern.

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Why Governments Don’t Get Startups

Steve Blank

In Silicon Valley the equivalent is the journeyman coder or web designer who loves the technology, and takes coding and U/I jobs because it’s a passion. To date, Israel is only country that has engineered a successful entrepreneurship cluster from the ground up.

GitHub: Turning a Nerdy Hobby Into $750 Million Business

Inc Startups

Preston-Werner has the tired eyes and untended facial hair of a new father, and the low-def biceps of a software engineer. In just a few years, it has inserted itself at the center of the developer universe by making it easy for coders around the world to work together.

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What we can learn from the evolution of Content Management Systems

The Next Web

Your potential customer base grows as tools become simpler and easier to use, even non-coders can build a professional website with minimal effort. In general, at the time, you had to be an engineer to even think about creating a website. Viktor Marohni?

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Dos and Don'ts of Working With Tech Talent

Inc Startups

The CEO of a site that matches business owners with tech talent shares his tips on working well with with talented engineers and coders. tech talent with time to spare with owners of projects in need of freelance coders.

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Christine: Proverbs for Would-Be Founders

« Some Updates to | 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.

4 Modern Tech Solutions That Can Increase Workplace Productivity


In addition to Confluence, Atlassian also offers other software services designed for developers and coders as well as tools for leaders. Modems Engineered for Efficiency. Are you or your employees operating at peak productivity? According to new research, the answer is likely no.

How to Divide Equity to Startup Founders, Advisors, and Employees

Lead Engineer 0.5 - 1. 5+ years Experience Engineer 0.33 - 0.66. Manager or Junior Engineer 0.2 - 0.33. Along the way, I was hired full time (I believe about 8 months after I started), a coder from India was hired and another contractor was added to the team. Where Did Our Love Go?

Inc Startups

Goldstein's latest read is simple: Coders are the new rock stars. Goldstein liked what he saw: Here was a coder who had an artistic bent, who was fascinated by the online crowds in much the same way Goldstein was fascinated by figuring out how to profit from them.

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Chess Concepts Peter Thiel Used To Become A Billionaire

Inc Startups

In his lecture Value Systems, Thiel mentions Guy Kawasaki’s equation on how to assess the value of a company based on the types of people you have: Pre-money valuation = ($1M x Number of Engineers) – ($500k x Number of MBAs). So engineers are more valuable pieces than MBAs.

Case Study: Lean UX at work

Startup Lessons Learned

Roles, such as software engineer, user experience designer and product manager, come with narrow and explicitly-assumed responsibilities. For example, software engineering write code. Conversely, input on coding decisions have also become open to non-coders.

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Women 2.0 » FounderDating: How I Found My Co-Founder

I first spent time trying to build it myself leveraging open source tools, applying my skills from a single CS class, and trying to be an autodidactic coder. Then, what’s missing — clearly an engineer — and why do I want a partner? about. female founders. founder friday.