The Academy For Software Engineering

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

In the comments (where the good stuff happens), a Google engineer told me to go down to Stuyvesant High School and meet a teacher named Mike Zamansky who had taught him to write code in high school.  So began my quest to see more computer science and software engineering in the NYC public school system.  The Academy Of Software Engineering is not a "specialized school."

Product Idea: Reverse Engineering VC Investment Strategies

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

The other day I found myself on a VC website. I went to the portfolio page, looked at all of their investments and from that inferred what that firm’s investment strategy was by sector, stage & geography. This is not a simple thing to do, but it can be done. It helps that I’ve been working in the VC sector a long time and understand a fair bit about VC firms and how they invest.

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Engine. Where Startups Come Together

Feld Thoughts

That’s where Engine Advocacy comes in. A few months ago, I joined the Advisory Board of Engine to lend my support to an organization that is doing amazing work for the startup ecosystem. Here’s an example of great work that Engine has done: During the fight against SOPA/PIPA last year it seemed to a lot of outsiders that the internet community’s reaction happened overnight. Engine connected 15,000 calls from individuals to their Senators that day.

Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering

Marc Andreessen

I will donate the prize money to charitable programs that help spread the culture and foundational knowledge of engineering — such as scholarships and summer programs for engineering students. I firmly believe our field’s best days are still ahead of us, and I can’t wait to see what the next generation of engineers will accomplish. Andreessen Horowitz Philanthropy Programming Technology Web/Tech engineering Eric Bina Mosaic Queen Elizabeth

Optimizely Buys Austin-based Experiment Engine

SiliconHills

Optimizely, based in San Francisco, announced Wednesday it has purchased Austin-based Experiment Engine. Experiment Engine, a graduate of the Austin Techstars program, creates tools and services that help companies test products online. Claire Vo, Experiment Engine’s CEO and Founder, will join Optimizely and continue to manage […] The post Optimizely Buys Austin-based Experiment Engine appeared first on SiliconHills.

Where Is My Search Engine Traffic?

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

You need to explore all avenues of getting traffic, and search engines are the primary way users will locate your site. So why aren’t you ranking in the search engines? Not only will users appreciate simplicity, but search engine spiders will have a much easier time checking it out.

WP Engine Expands to Limerick, Ireland

SiliconHills

There once was a startup in Austin WP Engine grew lickety-split like Boston It set out to expand to Ireland’s land of opportunity Its website hosting business grew with such unity And now it’s part of a bigger European economic community – Anonymous The big news for WP Engine Monday is it has expanded to […] The post WP Engine Expands to Limerick, Ireland appeared first on SiliconHills.

Human Engineering and Emotional Intelligence for Startups

VC Cafe

human engineering VC Cafe Photo credit: By imaginedhorizons (Flickr). ” Question: What is Human Engineering? Human Engineering Business model canvas Getsatisfaction kampyle SnapBug Tenderapp UserVoice Vijul EI

Encouraging Girls to Become Engineers

SiliconHills

Glangchai wants more girls to become engineers. Luz Cristal Glangchai, a scientist and founder of VentureLab in San Antonio, spoke last month at the fifth annual TedXSanAntonio event.

The one cost engineers and product managers don't consider

Redeye VC

Discuss on Hacker News Kris Gale, VP Engineering at Yammer, joined us recently for First Round CTO Summit and blew everyone away with his talk on "why the traditional engineering organizational structure is dead."

Eureka! A New Era for Scientists and Engineers

Steve Blank

Silicon Valley was born in an era of applied experimentation driven by scientists and engineers. government agency that supports research in all the non-medical fields of science and engineering - is changing the startup landscape for scientists and engineers.

Design Staff ? How designers and engineers can play nice (and.

Design Staff

How designers and engineers can play nice (and still run with scissors). As a designer at engineering-centric companies for the last 10 years or so, I spend a lot of time working with engineers. Here are my top tips for creating effective design and engineering relationships.

Why Yammer believes the traditional engineering organizational structure is dead

Redeye VC

Kris Gale, VP of Engineering at Yammer, argues the key to building fast at scale lies in small teams. At the end of the day, it’s *your* job as a CTO to think about how engineering can be organized and optimized.

Content Diversity is Key to Search Engine Optimisation Success

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

The idea is that the more popular your content is, the more likely it is to be shared and linked to which will contribute to your search engine optimisation success. Author Bio: Kira works for The WebMarketing Group , an internet marketing company specialising in search engine optimisation.

Katie Rae and the Engine at MIT

David Cohen

Everyone who knows Katie Rae at Techstars is thrilled that she’s taken a lead role with The Engine at MIT, a new venture fund and incubator space there. Katie was the Managing Director at Techstars for our Boston program from 2010 to 2014. She epitomizes “give first” and cares deeply about the founders she works with as well as developing the Boston ecosystem.

How Silicon Valley Mentors Turn Engineers Into CEOs

Inc Startups

If you're a great engineer is there hope for becoming CEO? And one way it does that is pairing up engineers with mentors who can teach them the job of CEO. Silicon Valley says 'yes.'

Why You Should Not Build a Recommendation Engine

datacommunitydc.org

Why You Should Not Build a Recommendation Engine. Recommendation engines are arguably one of the trendiest uses of data science in startups today. A recommendation engine is a feature (not a product) that filters items by predicting how a user might rate them.

Why Salespeople Get Paid More Than Engineers

Inc Startups

There is always need for more great salespeople since they are often directly tied to more revenue. How to Hire the Best

Human Engineering and Emotional Intelligence for Startups

VC Cafe

Human Engineering Business model canvas Getsatisfaction kampyle SnapBug Tenderapp UserVoice VijulOn "Intelligence Is Overrated: What You Really Need To Succeed", a research by Carnegie Institute of Technology shows that "85 percent of your financial success is due to skills in “human. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

No, Google Should Not Have Fired the "Anti-Diversity" Engineer

Inc Startups

We have to consider all laws when terminating an employee. HR/Benefits

How to Go From Google Engineer to First-Time CTO

firstround.com

Product and Engineering. How to Go From Google Engineer to First-Time CTO. Product and Engineering. How to Go From Google Engineer to First-Time CTO. Ian Langworth started his career as an O’Reilly author and software engineer at Google. First Round Capital.

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Why 7 of the 10 Most Valuable Companies in the World Have Engineer CEOs

Inc Startups

What engineering can teach you about leading a team. Innovate

Samba TV’s Austin Engineers Create Interactive Television

SiliconHills

Omar Zennadi, co-founder of Samba TV and director of engineering, heads up the local office with ten employees. It’s primarily engineering focused, he said. Zennadi is […] The post Samba TV’s Austin Engineers Create Interactive Television appeared first on SiliconHills. By LAURA LOREK Reporter with Silicon Hills News Samba TV, a San Francisco-based company which provides real-time television data and analytics, opened an office in Austin two years ago.

Start Your Marketplace Engines

Genuine VC

Communities like those of uTest (software QA testers), as well as NextView portfolio companies GrabCAD (mechanical engineers) and thredUP (parents), which resulted in marketplaces had origins in this approach. But the most difficult challenge is starting the marketplace engine in the first place, which can be sparked with one of the techniques above

Create a Referral Engine That Works Every Day

Duct Tape Marketing

Create a Referral Engine That Works Every Day written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing. Many of the ideas in this post receive even more coverage in my Wall St Journal best-seller – The Referral Engine. Referrals Referral Engine

Startups: Stop Trying To Hire Ninja-Rockstar Engineers

OnStartups

While companies fight tooth and nail over engineers with MIT or Stanford degrees with years of experience, as CTO of designer pages, my best hires were consistently entry-level developers that I developed on the job. Great companies need great engineers who want to solve complex problems.

Engineering a Regional Tech Cluster-part 3 of 3 of Bigger in Bend

Steve Blank

Dino Vendetti a VC at Bay Partners, moved up to Bend, Oregon on a mission to engineer Bend into a regional technology cluster. Part 3: Engineering a Regional Tech Cluster.

How Search Engine Optimization Can Bring You More Clients

YoungUpstarts

Most importantly, is your site optimized for search engines and is it attracting the type and number of visitors you’d like? In the early days of the internet, while search engines were still in their infancy, search engine optimization was much simpler than it is today.

The Case for Why Marketing Should Have Its Own Engineers

Redeye VC

Today, he runs the marketing team like an independent agency within the organization complete with its own engineers — a strategy he highly recommends for small teams that need to get a lot done fast. Knewton isn’t an easy product to explain. Analyzing hordes of data, it adjusts lesson plans for students in real time across subjects, determines how they learn, and suggests the best way to help them.

Facebook VP of Engineering on Solving Hard Things Early

Redeye VC

I talked about this, among other engineering challenges, at First Round Capital''s last CTO Summit. January 2002. At Linden Lab, we were still referring to Second Life as Linden World, our furnace-less office was near freezing because the space heaters kept popping breakers, the Dot-Bomb crash was in full swing, DEMO 2002 was 4 weeks away, and 10 programmers were trying to duct tape everything together.

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Rimini Street: The Little Engine That Could

deal architect

As part of its 2015 reporting, Rimini Street shared with me they now have as customers more than 125 Fortune 500 and Fortune Global 100 companies. That is pretty impressive reach when you also factor their smaller customers and many. Enterprise Software (IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP

How to Improve Your Content for the Search Engines… Fast

Rembrandt Communications

As an entrepreneur, you know you need to build online awareness and get high rankings on the search engines. Business Content Marketing Content Strategy Copywriting Increase Sales Repuation Management Sales SEO SEO Copywriting Social Media Strategy Web Copywriting Writing Tips content content strategy search engine optimization SEO content strategy 3 No-Cost Ways to Get Noticed Online Improve your content to boost online awareness.

Engineering spirals: 10 philosophies to facilitate innovation

The Next Web

Daniel Jacobson (Twitter | LinkedIn) is the VP of Edge Engineering for the Netflix API. Because of this growing importance, it is essential for engineering leaders to maintain a culture of innovation within their teams to ensure high performance and to keep the company ahead of.

WP Engine Opens an Office at Geekdom in San Antonio

SiliconHills

By LAURA LOREK Founder of Silicon Hills News WP Engine, founded in 2010 at Capital Factory, has 150 employees in Austin and it’s hiring. And WP Engine has just opened a San Antonio office at Geekdom, a technology incubator and coworking […] The post WP Engine Opens an Office at Geekdom in San Antonio appeared first on SiliconHills. San Antonio Austin Wordpress hosting WP Engine

How to Go From Google Engineer to First-Time CTO

Redeye VC

Ian Langworth started his career as an O’Reilly author and software engineer at Google. Today, he’s the co-founder and CTO of Artillery, bringing console-quality gaming to the web browser. Click through to the First Round Capital Review to read more

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Boost Business Immediately by Hiring a Data Engineer

Inc Startups

It's about time we elevate the role of the person managing this data: the data engineer. Data is a company's most valuable asset next to people and infrastructure. Wisdom of the Cloud

Want to Know the Difference Between a CTO and a VP Engineering?

Both Sides of the Table

This time I thought I’d try and address engineering talent. Often I’m asked by startup CEO’s about how to best build an engineering team. The VP Engineering aspires to manage teams. VP’s of Engineering are essential to making sure the trains run on time.

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A Great Graduation Speech For Engineers And Entrepreneurs

Feld Thoughts

My friend Krista Marks (now at Disney – which acquired her first company – Kerpoof ) sent me a copy of the graduation speech she gave at the University of South Carolina College of Engineering and Computing on May 8th. I asked her if I could reprint it here – it’s applicable to any engineer or future entrepreneur, not just recent college graduates. In 1989, I graduated with degree in Electrical Engineering from the USC.

Hiring Your First Engineer: A Technical Entrepreneur’s Take

View from Seed

How do you build your engineering/dev team from the ground up? What kind of engineers do you need? Now consider a few high-level categories of engineers: Front-End. The best engineers I’ve worked with cross into multiple categories. If you know you are building something that is web-based but very UI intensive, an engineer with lots of Front-End experience is ideal. This is about trust — a lot of trust goes into this first engineering generalist.

Getting Engineers into the Lean Startup Cycle

Startup Lessons Learned

Guest post by Lisa Regan On August 20, Eric will sit down with developer and Hut8Labs co-founder Dan Milstein for a webcast you can join to discuss “Getting Engineers Into the Lean Startup Cycle.” This conversation will be a great opportunity for engineers and engineering managers to learn more about implementing Lean Startup ideas. It’s also for founders who want to think about how engineering and the rest of the business team can realign around a shared set of goals.