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Hiring Developers Before Product/Market Fit?

SoCal CTO

Using my StartupRoar as a radar, I came across a great post by Gabriel Weinberg Do you really need a full-time hire for that? Far from it.

Hiring Developer Evangelists

David Cohen

I define “web infrastructure” companies as those (at least initially) targeted primarily at developers. They typically take the form of APIs and make life easier on the web for developers. Recently, one of our newer portfolio companies was looking for some advice from our network regarding hiring a developer evangelist.

3 Interview Tips for Hiring Outstanding Developers

mashable.com

3 Interview Tips for Hiring Outstanding Developers. The challenge is identifying highly qualified developers among the rest of the field.

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A Smart Bear: Startups and Marketing for Geeks

There’s already a lot of great advice about hiring at little startups. You have to hire someone comfy with the bedlam of startup life.

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Hiring – Easy as Pie

Steve Blank

Over the last few weeks I’ve gotten involved in hiring for two startups, a public agency and a non profit. I had them leave with a pie chart.

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Hiring a Developer? Read This First (Infographic)

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

This simple cheat sheet will help you determine which programmer will do what and for how much

How to Hire Your First Employee

Up and Running

Before you get there, however, you have to actually complete the interviewing, hiring, and onboarding process. Hire for your weaknesses.

How to Hire for Emotional Intelligence

Up and Running

The question then arises: How can a business hire for emotional intelligence? See Also: How to Hire Your First Employee. The reason?

When Is The Best Time To Hire An HR Manager?

YFS Magazine

Grow Human Capital hiring employees HR human capital human resources workforce development

Understand learning profiles before hiring

Version One Ventures

The takeaway for founders and hiring managers. So, what’s the implication for founders and hiring managers?

Hiring High Quality Developers on a Bootstrapper’s Budget

ExtendsLogic

Most of the info you’ll find on hiring is meant for large companies or startups with funding. What if you’re bootstrapping? Everything Else

Startup CTO or Developer

SoCal CTO

What worries me a bit is how often I read that startups should hire a developer / hands-on lead developer. Gap closed, right?

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The non-developer’s guide to hiring software developers

The Next Web

Attracting and hiring great software developers for your company is difficult, but it’s not impossible. Embrace open source.

The Psychology of Hiring Great People

crowdSPRING Blog

Each person we hire contributes to not only the development of the product, but also to the productivity of the team and overall company culture.

Lead Developer to CTO at a Startup

SoCal CTO

I also recognize that while I am the first technologist on the team, I will not by any means be the last and I'm hoping that subsequent hires will be people I consider brighter and more talented than myself. I've previously addressed the role of a CTO in early-stages in my post Startup CTO or Developer. When will key hires come on?

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Why Hiring Managers Need to Be Totally Responsible for Hiring

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Hiring managers need to be able to attract, assess, recruit, retain and develop top talent.

Hiring a CTO for Your Startup

SoCal CTO

The first thing I do is suggest they explore if they really need to hire a full-time CTO for their startup and if so, what kind of CTO they need.

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Hire Different!

John O'Farrell

Every aspiring CEO has heard of David Ogilvy’s famous admonition , usually paraphrased as “Hire people smarter than yourself” or words to that effect. Time to step up: Hiring the VP of Sales. Virtually all of your early hires will have been engineers or developers. Prepare to hire different—very different!

A look inside Google Developer Relations - we are hiring!

Don Dodge on The Next Big Thing

About a year ago I joined Google as a Developer Advocate in the Google Developer Relations group led by Michael Winton. We are hiring!

Learn From The Mistakes Of Others – Hire The Right People.

YoungUpstarts

If you make common mistakes , like not hiring the right people, you’re heading for trouble. Cost of Hiring Bad Employees. The Poor Fit.

Software Eats Software Development

Peter Levine

They had a vision for a new way to develop software and created a new kind of company to pursue it. Source Code Management (SCM) is the second most fundamental tool for a programmer after compiler and development tools. It stores, versions and branches source code being developed by teams of programmers. How did they do it?

How to Find, Hire, and Keep a Great Developer

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

How do you hire a great developer? In this post I walk you through some of the steps I've taken to find, hire and keep top developers on my team

Hiring a CTO for Your Startup

SoCal CTO

The first thing I do is suggest they explore if they really need to hire a full-time CTO for their startup and if so, what kind of CTO they need.

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You Can't Recruit the Talent You Won't Develop - 3 Fixes for the Here & Now

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

If you haven't already prioritized coaching in your hiring strategy, the time is now

Developing a 21st Century Entrepreneurship Curriculum

Steve Blank

Align and train mentors to embrace customer development. In 2012, in partnership with Stanford University , U.C. Here’s what she had to say….

Does your startup really need to hire in-house developers?

The Next Web

When it comes to scaling your startup’s Web development resources (or lack thereof), it seems like you can never have enough assistance.

Startup Business Development Strategies: 7 Tips For Putting.

Seed Stage Capital

There is a natural bias against working with firms that are unproven, underfunded, and still developing and/or evolving. Get creative.

Hiring Writers at Your Startup? Scrap Your Usual Approach

View from Seed

The best writer I ever hired at a startup wasn’t a former journalist. Why We All Usually Botch This Hire. Nothing at all.

4 Extreme Hiring Tactics

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Bad hiring has a nasty ripple effect. Here’s how four other entrepreneurs are hacking hiring: 1. Vote Early; Vote Often. ” 2.

How to Develop a 'Vivid Vision' to Effectively Onboard New Employees

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Setting a clear roadmap will position your new hire to be successful from day one

Recruiting Developers? Create An Awesome Candidate Experience

OnStartups

tl;dr: If you're trying to attract awesome developers, you need to create an awesome candidate experience (CX). Decide to do it. You can. Ready?

How I hired a great web developer on oDesk for $12/hr

Aymeric Gaurat-Apelli

Many people resist the idea of outsourcing so I thought I would show how I went through the process myself and found a great web developer.

AppDirect Is Hiring After Closing a $50 Million Financing

Feld Thoughts

They also give providers and developers an easy way to distribute, sell, and market cloud services. The post AppDirect Is Hiring After Closing a $50 Million Financing appeared first on Feld Thoughts. Earlier this year, we took part in a $50 million Series D investment round in AppDirect. Investments appdirect Jobs standing cloud

How to hire the right developer for your tech startup

The Next Web

How to get the right development talent in place is one of these. I recommend asking yourself these questions: Do I really need a developer?

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The Principles of Product Development Flow

Startup Lessons Learned

Its quite simply the most advanced product development book you can buy. Today, only 2 percent of product developers measure queues.

3 Steps to Develop Loyal Employees

Deimar

These steps will help you hire loyal employees: 1. Take your time to hire the right person. In other words, knowledge and skills can be taught and developed but will be very difficult for you to change their personality. Loyal employees are the foundation of successful companies. Listen carefully how they talk about them.

How To Design a Successful Interview Process for Hiring Top Talent

Instigator Blog

Most companies don’t have a serious, repeatable interviewing process for hiring. At Standout Jobs (2007-2010) we hired some great people. That feedback is a testament -in part- to the effort we put into hiring and interviewing people. Note: Most of the hiring we did was in 2007-2008. (Powered by LaunchBit ).

What You Need To Know About Hiring And Training Your People

YoungUpstarts

The managers saw such development as increasing their worth and contribution to the company. Training. Performance appraisal. John C.

Hired Works with 150+ Austin Tech Companies, Raises $40 Million in Series C Funding

SiliconHills

By LAURA LOREK Reporter with Silicon Hills News Hired is changing the way developers and knowledge workers find jobs. Austin Hired technology jobsThe company, founded in 2012 in San Francisco, opened an office at WeWork in downtown Austin about a year ago.

How do I figure out who my next important hire should be?

A Smart Bear: Startups and Marketing for Geeks

The question is: How do you decide what role is most important to hire for? If I hire someone to do X, I’ll have time for Y and Z.

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