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Working with Developers

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There was a lot of passion in the room last week when I presented Working with Developers at the Stubbs Precellerator. Go watch a few episodes.

Startup Development

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I’ve come to realize that I have lots of posts around startup software development scattered around in different posts. How to Work With a Contract Web Developer How To Bootstrap Your StartupThought it would be good to capture them in one spot and also include links to related posts from other sources.

Document Your MVP for a Developer

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He wanted to get input from me on what he's doing, and he wants to begin to ask developers what it would take to build his product.

Startup CTO or Developer

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

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All-female team of engineers launch career development platform and are embracing their femininity while they rise to the top

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Hiring Developers Before Product/Market Fit?

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And in most cases they are not ready to hire developers either. In other words, they come in asking for help with sourcing and hiring.

32 Questions Developers May Have Forgot to Ask a Startup Founder

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Many of these founders have talked with several developers or development firms about their plans. It needs to be a conversation. Comps?

Boosting the US Economy | Invest in Research & Development for Tax Credit

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All engaged parties indulge in progressive research and development, which is the pillar of economic prosperity.

All-female team of engineers launch career development platform and are embracing their femininity while they rise to the top

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AT&T Developers Summit at CES 2014

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AT&T  held their 6th annual developers summit in Las Vegas this year at CES 2014. link] ). More here:  AT&T Sponsored Data.

32 Questions Developers May Have Forgot to Ask a Startup Founder

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Many of these founders have talked with several developers or development firms about their plans. It needs to be a conversation. Comps?

Startup Software Development – Do Your Homework Before You Develop Anything

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I just had an all-too common conversation with the founder of a startup who had spent more than a year working with a software development company who had produced a mess. The mess really comes from a developer who was willing to get started on a product that was not fully thought out. Some founders are taken aback. Partners?

Founder Challenges with Startup Development Teams and CTOs

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I''m spending more of my time recently working with non-technical startup founders who are having challenges with their software/web/mobile development teams. Common Signals I''ve written previously about Symptoms of a Weak Development Team. Rogue developers with their own agenda. One of your better developers leaves.

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How to Find and Hire a Developer

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At Silicon Beach Fest Hollywood 2012 Kevin Winston organized a panel called “How to Find and Hire a Developer”. Ask for is code samples.

Insights: 10 Common Interviewing Mistakes Often Made By Developers

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Think being a developer is all you need to do to get a job at a company? And you would be wrong. Be arrogant (Continued.). READ MORE>>.

Mogreet Targets Developers, Debuts Mobile API

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mogreet trancode messaging developer softwareREAD MORE>>.

XPRIZE Launches $7M Literacy Prize For Mobile App Developers

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The foundation said the new Adult Literacy XPRIZE challenges mobile app developers to create a mobile app, to help bring illiterate and low-literacy adults to basic literacy within 12 months. xxprize mobile developer team award literacy reading barbara bush dollargeneralwho lack basic literacy skills. READ MORE>>.

IBM Introduces New Open Source Community for Developers

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“IBM firmly believes that open source is the foundation of innovative application development in the cloud.

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Appcelerator | The Mobile Developer Platform

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Allowing developers and the like to create a mobile application only once and have it running on many devices without having to switch between tools.

BetterWorks Dangles Prizes For Developers

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employment jobs recruiting startup enterprise software benefits employee developer betterworks coloftThe event is being held Sunday.

Equity-Only CTO and Equity-Only Developers

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Was it a Startup Founder Developer Gap ? Did they really need a Startup CTO or Developer or both? Did they have a Weak Development Team ? He needed some kind of CTO and as well Developers. These “startups” are almost always mostly-non-technical founders offering 1-2% premoney for a “lead developer” position.

NASA JPL, Chevron Tie On Technology Development

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According to JPL, it will assist in demonstration, development, and commercial deployment of technology based on JPL's heritage in space exploration.

EDF Renewable Energy: We're Number One In Wind Energy Development

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San Diego-based renewable energy developer EDF Renewable Energy says it is the leader in U.S., EDF Renewable Energy said it developer 1,055.4 wind energy projects, with 12 percent of the market share in installed capacity in 2015. megawatts of installed wind energy capacity in 2015, which gives it the largest share of the market.

Yardi Wins Property Development Company

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Santa Barbara-based Yardi reported a customer win this week, with multifamily property development company Pennrose Management. Pennrose develops and operates housing communities in the eastern half of the United States. Yardi develops software for the real estate investment and property management market. READ MORE>>.

uSamp Courts App Developers With SDK

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Encino-based uSamp , which develops online survey and sampling technology, is courting mobile app developers with a new software development kit.

Viddy Wants to Bring Developers to Silicon Beach | $10K and a Job Offer

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What developer wouldn’t want the chance to live in beautiful sunny Southern California. Get on it devs!

Los Angeles Web Developer

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He was struggling to find high quality developers in Los Angeles. Just the kind of person I like to meet. :) But I was a bit surprised when he emphasized how hard it had been for them to find a web developer in Los Angeles. Web development refers to the design and creation of the database, code, and dynamic elements of the site.

MomentFeed Links Into Facebook's Preferred Marketing Developer Program

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Santa Monica-based social analytics software developer MomentFeed announced this week that it has been accepted into the Facebook Preferred Marketing Developer (PMD) Program, Facebook''s program for linking with companies who develop technologies in the advertising, page management, social integration, and tool areas for the social networking site.

YouTubers Come Of Age – Google Scores A Solid Return On Its Video Development Fund

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Despite the snarky rumors that Google’s content development program was poorly managed at its outset (e.g., He is not alone. Top YouTubers.

SweetLabs Dangles $50K To Developers

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San Diego-based SweetLabs , the startup formerly known as OpenCandy, said today that it has launched a $50,000 contest which will reward web developers for creating desktop applications for its Pokki desktop app environment. sweetlabs pokki developer software contest award applicationREAD MORE>>.

Poor Software Developers - Pull the Plug Early

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There's an old adage in software development that I refer to all the time: The first 90% of development takes 90% of the time. And I use it all the time now when I get the kind of message that I received: I'm looking for a web developer to continue work on my website. The funds have been used up on the existing development.

William Morris Invests in Mobile Development Firm

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The firm as backed a mobile application development company, Chaotic Moon Studios , as part of a strategic partnership. READ MORE>>.

AT&T U-Verse Now offers APIs for Android App Development

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Developed by Splitmo , this game can accommodate up to eight players and is free for all AT&T U-Verse TV & Internet customers. Here’s

Hackathon Targets Orange County Web Developers

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In one of the newest "hackathons" to hit Southern California, a group of companies are looking to draw Orange County software developers to a new hackathon, geared around WebRTC, the open "Web Real Time Communications" framework aimed at helping developers create voice and video chat applications. READ MORE>>.

USC Researchers Develop Liquid Solar Cell Technology

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The new technology--based on solar nanocrystals--were developed by chemistry researchers led by Richard L. READ MORE>>.

Fans.lu Ties With Game Development Organization

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Los Angeles-based Fans.lu , a developer of an e-commerce storefront to help game companies sell merchandise such as shirts, hats, posters, and more directly to their gamer fans, said over the weekend that it has partnered with the International Game Developers Association (IGDA). READ MORE>>.

Develop a culture of curiosity.

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Google, 3M, Facebook , and Microsoft all allow their employees to take time to explore new ideas they conceive and attempt to develop.

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OpenX Sells Off OpenX Source To Developer

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Los Angeles-based online ad serving technology provider OpenX said late Friday that it has sold of all of its interest in its legacy, open source ad serving product, OpenX Source, back to one of the software''s original developers. Financial terms of the sale were not announced. OpenX said that OpenX Source will be renamed Revive Adserver.

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Web Designers vs. Web Developers

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Do I need a designer or a developer?

iRise Dangles $20K To Developers

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El Segundo-based iRise , the developer of enterprise application visualization software, said Thursday that it is launching a $20,000 Developer Contest. iRise said the contest will award $20,000 to developers who create custom widgets for the iRise software modeling environment. The deadline for the contest is July 31st.