Marty Cagan on making better use of engineering teams

Business of Software Blog

One of the topics he covered was making better use of engineering teams. A highlight for me was the six points he made on making better use of engineering teams… Redundant slide alert. On making better use of engineering teams. 2 Provide Engineers with Access to Customers.

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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.

Los Angeles CTO / VP Engineering Job Searches

SoCal CTO

As the organizer of the LA CTO Forum , I get lots of inquiries by job seekers and people looking for CTO / VP Engineering talent. I’ve written quite a bit about aspects of this topic, especially from the perspective of startup founders looking for talent – you can find these in: Startup CTO.

Search Engine Optimization Algorithm Changes For 2017

YoungUpstarts

Search engine optimization is a practice used to help your website rank higher in the search results fields of major search engines. In the past, search engines only utilized one algorithm. The information above can help improve your search engine ranking.

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.

Kevin Federline Search Engine

SoCal CTO

skip to main | skip to sidebar SoCal CTO Tuesday, March 20, 2007 Kevin Federline Search Engine Just saw a post - Sleep with a pop star, get your own branded search engine. Dr. Karrer was valedictorian at Loyola Marymount University, attended the University of Southern California as a Tau Beta Pi fellow, one of the top 30 engineers in the nation, and received a M.S.

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Asking Engineers the Right Questions

The Equity Kicker

Specifically, we analyzed the forces that made it difficult for engineers such as Rodney Rocha to speak up regarding their safety concerns, and we looked at how leaders did not ask probing questions to elicit dissenting views. When I teach the case to engineers and other technical experts, I often hear them say that management needs to understand how to ask engineers the right questions, and how to interpret their results.

5 Fun Office Hacks To Re-Engineer Team Productivity

YFS Magazine

Startups are re-engineering productivity. Here are 5 methods to promote business growth through a positive, relaxed work culture. Company Culture Grow company culture productivity productivity tips

Guts: From Bio-engineering To Cheese Tea Cafe

Hearpreneur

This quote resonates with me the most because I come from engineering background, and I have zero knowledge in business or finance whatsoever to help me run my business. The thought of cheese is often associated with pizza and sandwiches. But, have you ever thought of the fancy cheese tea?

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.

JumpCloud is Hiring 50 Engineers in Boulder

Feld Thoughts

JumpCloud , one of the fastest growing companies in Colorado, is looking for awesome Developers, QA engineers, DevOps admins, and Customer Success Engineers. Over the next year, they are planning to hire 50 people for the engineering team and about 70 across the entire company.

It’s a Big Step from Engineer to an Entrepreneur

Startup Professionals Musings

Every engineer who has invented some new technology, or is adept at creating solutions, believes that is the hard part, and it should be a short step to take that solution to market as an entrepreneur. Engineers assume that the business issues can be resolved later.

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.

7 Worst Entrepreneurial Perceptions From Engineers

Startup Professionals Musings

Every engineer who has invented some new technology, or is adept at creating solutions, believes that is the hard part, and it should be a short step to take that solution to market as an entrepreneur. Engineers assume that the business issues can be resolved later.

Should Your Engineering Startup Join A Chamber Of Commerce?

YoungUpstarts

When it comes to engineering, much of what you will be doing is design, especially if your niche within the industry is civil engineering. This is a civil engineer’s dream. Others chamber of commerce engineering startup advice

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.'

How Andela Finds and Trains World-Class Engineers in Africa [Traction #41: Christina Sass]

View from Seed

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. The post How Andela Finds and Trains World-Class Engineers in Africa [Traction #41: Christina Sass] appeared first on NextView Ventures. They’ve sparked a movement, cracked the code on finding great coders, and have attracted investors like Mark Zuckerberg.

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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

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

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.

Flying Software Engineers To Boulder For Startup Week

Feld Thoughts

Boulder is full of software engineers, but we need more. If you are a software engineer, send ryanwanger at gmail a note containing the following: 1. Jobs Boulder engineers startup weekA lot more. So, several local companies pitched in some bucks and the organizers of Boulder Startup Week are buying plane tickets for five people to come out between May 18th and May 22nd. If you don’t know about Boulder Startup Week, take a look at the killer agenda.

WP Engine Lands $250 Million in Funding from Silver Lake

SiliconHills

One of the most successful startups to spin out of Capital Factory, WP Engine announced Thursday that it has received $250 million in funding from Silver Lake, a venture capital firm. WP Engine, founded by Jason Cohen in 2010, now has more than $100 million in annual recurring revenue and more than 75,000 customers worldwide, […]. The post WP Engine Lands $250 Million in Funding from Silver Lake appeared first on SiliconHills.

Do You Know The Difference Between A Browser and a Search Engine?

Feld Thoughts

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Do you need data engineering before data science?

Version One Ventures

One thread explored the differences between data science and data engineering. I’ll admit that I was completely unaware of the engineering behind data science when we first launched Insight Data Science back in 2012. However, quietly under our radar, data engineering (our “slightly younger sibling”) was emerging, stretching its wings, and undergoing its own evolution. You can read about this from Maxime Beauchemin , data engineer at Airbnb). Data Engineering.

3 Simple Ways To Improve Your Website’s Search Engine Rank

YFS Magazine

Grow Marketing & Sales company website marketing online marketing search engine optimization seo website design website developmentThere’s no silver bullet with SEO, but start by making your website fundamentally sound and you’ll be on your way to improved search results.

A growth engine without a profit engine is incomplete thinking

The Equity Kicker

In addition to a growth engine, companies need to understand their profit engine. I just saw this diagram on Growthhackers in an article explaining Uber’s success. And they have had a lot of success.

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.

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

Elon Musk Just Shared His Secret for Engineering Better Performance

Inc Startups

You can make this systemic shift in seconds. Innovate

Canoes and cars included in engineering of new NC bridge

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

AP) — State engineers aren't just considering cars and trucks as they draw plans to widen Interstate 26 in western North Carolina. ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) They're also looking out for canoes and kayaks

Do Managers Deserve to Get Paid More Than Software Engineers?

Inc Startups

Don't engineers do more actual work? HR/Benefits

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."

Russia reportedly planning state-controlled 'Sputnik' search engine

Chaganomics

Re-posted from - [link] In what appears to be a further attempt to censor the internet , Russia is reportedly building its own state-controlled search engine. The report comes from Russian newspaper Vedomosti , which claims that the search engine will be called Sputnik, and is being developed by state-owned telecom Rostelecom. However, even if the report is true, the search engine will likely have a tough time cracking the Russian market. OK, here comes Russia.

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

MakerBot Is Hiring Software and Manufacturing Engineers

Feld Thoughts

Software Engineer with a focus in Computational Geometry and Image Processing ( [link] applicantstack.com/x/detail/ a2m4ro97dz39 ). Manufacturing Engineer to be a strong leader for our manufacturing teams ( [link] applicantstack.com/x/detail/ a2m4ro9s06i3 ). MakerBot is hiring a lot of folks but they have a two specific needs that are unique. If you fit the description, or know someone who does, please reach out to me or apply.

Bigger isn’t better: Smaller engineering teams are the key to innovation

The Next Web

Engineers, scientists, and manufacturers once made bold steps and drove the human race forward. Less than 10 years passed from developing jet engines to launching a supersonic aircraft into the sky and 20 years from the first fully automatic computer to one that took us to the moon.

Resilience Engineering #2: Drift

Active Garage

Last week introduced resilience engineering and started with two critical concepts, robustness and resilience , with robust systems being unchanged but pushed to provide performance in a challenging environment and resilient systems adapting to the challenge and evolving.

4 Shocking Reasons Why Women Leave Their Engineering Jobs

Inc Startups

Researchers investigate why 40% of women with engineering degrees quit

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

Offshoring Your Engineering? 6 Rules You Need t

Inc Startups

Developing software overseas can save your company -- or sink it. Here are six rules to live by if you're heading offshore. Innovate