More Coders. More Diversity.

Feld Thoughts

To address this, Heather Terenzio, founder and CEO of Boulder’s Techtonic Group, developed Techtonic Academy , an innovative solution in the form of Colorado’s first federally recognized by the Department of Labor technology apprenticeship. 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.

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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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Trending Sources

Why Founders Should Know How to Code

Steve Blank

I was driving home from the BIO conference in San Diego last month and had lots of time for a phone call with Dave, an ex student and now a founder who wanted to update me on his Customer Discovery progress. His inability to attract a co-founder who could code was a troubling sign.

CodeHS Turns Kids Into Coders

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 Now he wants to be a computer programmer and work at […] The post CodeHS Turns Kids Into Coders appeared first on SiliconHills.

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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Inspired by Some Teenaged Girl Coders

Rob Go

We have one portfolio that is led by a female founder, with hopefully many more in the not too distant future 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.

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

www.women2.org

female founders. founder friday. Lessons learned from female founders and women entrepreneurs. Startup Quote: Wendy Tan White on Building a Successful Startup » FounderDating: How I Found My Co-Founder. Tweet By Elizabeth Knopf (Co-Founder & CEO, Sorced).

Silicon Valley's Hottest Commodity: The Design-Savvy Founder

Inc Startups

Reams have been written about the importance of founders that can code--or, in Silicon Valley parlance, the "technical co-founder." The coder is important, sure. Two out of its three founders were art-school graduates with little business experience. Don't get an MBA.

Interview with Shaul Weisband, Co-Founder of the Gifting App, Jifiti

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

My co-founder and I had similar experiences around our wedding time. I learned, along with my other co-founders, the hard way––building a team, developing cutting edge technology, working with investors and creating partnerships with leading retailers. What is Jifiti?

Nailing that elusive technical co-founder

www.kernelmag.com

The Scene Developers Nailing that elusive technical co-founder. Just last week, start-up supremo Naval Ravikant of AngelList wrote how the “oversupply” of founders starting companies is making it harder to hire for the average startup. The Kernel. New technology for enquiring minds.

Leaked Videos Could Lead to Big Payday for Ousted Snapchat Co-Founder

Inc Startups

Reggie Brown, who met Snapchat co-founders Bobby Murphy and Evan Spiegel at Standford, claims the idea for the app was his. Reggie Brown first filed a lawsuit against Snapchat''s two well-known co-founders, Bobby Murphy and Evan Spiegel, in February.

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How we launched our startup without any technical knowledge

The Next Web

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

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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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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

We had an inspiring chat with Alex Klein, CEO and founder of Kano, a company that builds computer and coding kits for kids of all ages. Hiring interdisciplinary coders who could help keep kids really engaged on their self-made computers.

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

joel.is

Often the first thought is to either find a technical co-founder, or to outsource building the minimum viable product to a firm or a freelancer. Any decent coder is tired of hearing an idea guy come along and try to get them to build their startup.

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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. We had grown from three people (the two founder + me) when I started to over 20 people. The company shrunk back down to the two founders who then started the first CD music store in Dallas, repurposing their software for the CD business, just like David P. This is not a post about a bubble, real or imagined. It’s a lesson from when I was 20 years old.

Square Co-founder's Plan to Fix St. Louis

Inc Startups

Square co-founder Jim McKelvey is betting on it. And while he admits that teaching people to be better coders is a curiously indirect way of attacking crime, he believes that bringing more opportunity to St. Can programming close the employment gap in St. Louis?

Expert of nothing

joel.is

One of the most interesting and simultaneously challenging realizations I’ve had is that as a founder, especially the CEO, you essentially have chosen to never become an expert of anything. Huh - I was a coder? ceo founder generalist hiring growth

The highs and lows of startup life

joel.is

Notable people we met were Hiten Shah and Daniel Brusilovsky amongst a number of other founders at different stages of their startup career, including a few YCombinator founders. We sat down together in various coffee shops and sent out dozens of emails to investors, to other founders and to people who had become casual advisors. Certainly looking back, since we were first time founders with no track record, traction was even more important.

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.

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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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.

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What Investors Want to Hear in Your Pitch

Inc Startups

We like founders who have history of accomplishing stuff," said Schlafman. Oftentimes, founders are are high achievers who have been leading since they were young, perhaps as a class president or a coder.

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Airbnb: Changing Travel as We Know It

Inc Startups

In many ways, Airbnb is the classic story of Silicon Valley: A clever product, a massive market, and--as one investor would later say--founders who just "won't die." They netted $30,000, which bought the founders a few more months, and continued to pitch the Airbnb concept to investors.

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. And while the startup ideas ranged from the pedestrian to the very brave (digital preventive healthcare, for example), the common thread was an intense passion for creating a business that would create lucrative jobs for the founders and their fellow Colombians.

Technical Co-Founders Are A Myth

blog.captainrecruiter.com

Technical Co-Founders Are A Myth. Two years ago I got the bug to do an online recruiting startup and I began the hunt to find a technical co-founder - a software engineer who works for no cash - to help me build my dream website. I learned something: technical co-founders are a myth.

How to Hunt Programmers for Your Startup - A Field Guide

SoCal CTO

The conversation centered around a founder who's key question is "Where Do I Find a Developer for My Startup?" If we take the example that was the genesis here, the founder wants two types of people.

A Visitors Guide to Silicon Valley

Steve Blank

If you’re a visiting dignitary whose country has a Gross National Product equal to or greater than the State of California, your visit to Silicon Valley consists of a lunch/dinner with some combination of the founders of Google, Facebook, Apple and Twitter and several brand name venture capitalists.

The maker/manager transition phase

joel.is

Im the founder of Buffer. The great piece is focused around two sets of distinct people in a startup: makers (typically coders) and managers (those with lots of meetings). As a founder you’re in the best position to guide people and help them be super productive.

Our Next Megatrend

David Lee

If we see a bright founder working in this area, the opportunity will move to the “top of the pile” as if it's in one of our other preferred trends. This is just another example of “offline” or analog data being digitized and accessible to coders. We want to back founders who want to do the same when it comes to health informatics. We are already working with and investors in founders and companies in this area.

Everyone at Yipit is Now Learning to Code

Vinicius Vacanti

Five years ago, I was firmly in Andreessen’s second group: the non-coders. It’s also one of the biggest pieces of advice I give struggling non-technical founders. Vinicius Vacanti is co-founder and CEO of Yipit.

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The Yin and Yang of Product and Engineering

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

Many of the founding teams we back include a strong coder and a strong product person. The yin and yang of product and engineering are represented in these two founders and their relationship and combined effort is what gets the product out the door. And just like the two founders and the two VPs, the two team leads need to partner up and work well together. For a tech company, product and engineering are the heart and soul of the business.

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.

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

The Next Web

Jason Freedman is the co-founder of 42Floors , making it easy for everyone to rent office space. A couple of times a founder was in such a salesy mode that we both knew he was b *g his answers, but he refused to show anything other than total confidence.

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. From day one, the founders believe that their vision can change the world.

A Designer’s Perspective on Working with Product Managers

The Product Guy

The best designers also use tools like Zapier or Avocode to help coders to get the necessary parameters from the design files. He is the founder of UX studio, a 20-person user experience company in Budapest. Guest Post by: David Pasztor.

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. And while the startup ideas ranged from the pedestrian to the very brave (digital preventive healthcare, for example), the common thread was an intense passion for creating a business that would create lucrative jobs for the founders and their fellow Colombians.

How to Hunt Programmers for Your Startup - A Field Guide

SoCal CTO

The conversation centered around a founder who's key question is "Where Do I Find a Developer for My Startup?" If we take the example that was the genesis here, the founder wants two types of people.

GitHub: Turning a Nerdy Hobby Into $750 Million Business

Inc Startups

The co-founder and CEO then runs through a series of shout-outs to folks who have finished off pieces of code designed either to improve the GitHub site or to make it work better for clients. During this period, they picked up two other co-founders, PJ Hyett and Scott Chacon.

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