lynda.com Targets Web Development Skills With New Courses

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Carpinteria-based online education provider lynda.com said late Friday that it is expanding out its library of courses, with a new set of programming courses aimed at accelerating web development. Accrding to lynda.com, it has launched a new set of courses covering everything from technology like CoffeeScript and AngulusJS, to teaching coding to children. lynda development courses learning class education

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USC And Unity Technologies Launch Online Game Design Course

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The University of Southern California and 3D game development engine developer Unity Technologies are launching a brand new, online game design course , aimed at both students and "lifelong learners", to help them design and publish their own original games, the two announced on Tuesday. The online course costs only $79, according to Unity.

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Alteryx Links With Udacity On Predictive Analytics Course

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Irvine-based analytics software developer Alteryx said on Wednesday that it has linked up with online education provider Udacity, to offer up a "nanodegree" focused on data science. The two said the new online course an be completed part time, and will take around six months to complete. alteryx predictive data analytics software school course education udacity

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Working with Developers

SoCal CTO

There was a lot of passion in the room last week when I presented Working with Developers at the Stubbs Precellerator. I guess it should not be a surprise that Founders have lots of challenges working with developers. But my developers want to go into way too much detail.

Sebastian Thrun and Udacity Launch New Self-Driving Nanodegree

Xconomy

Sebastian Thrun first made his mark on autonomous vehicle development at the dawn of that industry, when he led a Stanford team whose robot car Stanley won the $2 million DARPA Grand Challenge in 2005 by racing driverless through the Mojave Desert for 132 miles.

Finding Startup Developers - First Email Contact

SoCal CTO

I'm working on a start up idea in the XXX market with my partner and we are currently looking for full stack developer to join us as a technical co-founder. Of course, this needs to be "elevator size" - 3 to 4 sentences.

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Topspin Links With College On Online Music Courses

socalTECH

Santa Monica-based Topspin Media , the online music startup of former Yahoo Music GM Ian Rogers, said today that the firm has inked a deal with Berkleemusic.com, the online continuing education division of the Berklee College of Music, to partner on a set of online music courses. According to Topspin, the two will work together to develop online music courses designed to teach artists, managers and labels on effective use of Topspin's platform.

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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. But often the result of a Founder hiring a developer or lead developer or even a VP engineering is a gap created between the founders and the developers.

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How to Develop Your Fund Raising Strategy

Both Sides of the Table

Of course much of it is conflicting. And of course I’ve sat on the other side of the table: As a VC. He’s focused on that sector (not exclusively but predominantly) and therefore has an amazing network at large financial services firms to help you with business development.

iOS Development

SoCal Tech Calendar

Tuesday, November 13, 2012 -- iOS Development. If so, this hands-on 4 day training course is for you. This comprehensive course is instructed by veteran iOS expert Justin Junda (more about Justin at the bottom of this page). During the 4 day course (9AM-5PM) you will learn iOS programming through step-by-step instructions and many hands-on exercises. Coloft. Want to learn how to make iOS apps from scratch?

Ex-Celgene Dealmaker Tom Daniel Charts a New Course Advising Biotechs

Xconomy

Xconomy has learned that Daniel stepped down from his role as president of research & early development at Celgene (NASDAQ: CELG ) over the summer, a position that has since been filled by Rupert Vessey.

Aspiring LA Web Developer's Dream To Go To Coding Camp, Pay It Forward

socalTECH

What do you do if you''d like to become a web developer, but can''t afford to pay for the courses to learn those skills? alexander developer coding camp indiegogo crowdfunding scholarship minority

Hiring Developers Before Product/Market Fit?

SoCal CTO

And in most cases they are not ready to hire developers either. Instead, what they should be considering is how to bridge the Startup Founder Developer Gap and exactly what they need in terms of Startup CTO or Developer.

Startup Software Development – Do Your Homework Before You Develop Anything

SoCal CTO

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. If I’m being asked to do startup software development, I’m going to push fairly hard on key questions that the startup needs to have answered before they develop anything.

What is Deep Learning and Why Does Google Have a Free Course On It?

Tech Zulu Event

Google has started a free course meant to teach people about deep learning. So what exactly is deep learning and why would Google start a free course dedicated to it? As one of the biggest tech giants out there, it makes sense for Google to devote an entire course to it.

Startups and a Common Misunderstanding in Agile Software Development

SoCal CTO

They didn't feel they had visibility into timelines and costs for development of their software. The teams involved didn't seem to be exhibiting many of the Symptoms of a Weak Development Team.

Los Angeles Web Developer

SoCal CTO

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. My flippant comment was, “If you do a Google search for Los Angeles web developer, you’ll find a LOT of people and firms.” Web development refers to the design and creation of the database, code, and dynamic elements of the site.

Lead Developer to CTO at a Startup

SoCal CTO

I've previously addressed the role of a CTO in early-stages in my post Startup CTO or Developer. for a Lead Developer: How much will it cost to build what we need to build? How can I control costs but effectively get stuff developed? How can we phase development to balance cost, features, risk, etc? What existing systems will we leverage, what programming languages, software development methodologies, web application frameworks, revision control systems, etc.?

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Workforce Development, Bioscience Alliance

SoCal Tech Calendar

Monday, April 23, 2012 -- Workforce Development Interest Group (WDIG) Meeting. WDIG seeks to work closely with the 101 Corridor life science industry to identify its short and long term technical and management needs; convey those critical needs to the region's educational institutions, who can then develop courses and programs to develop the skills to meet the needs of the 101 Corridor life science industry in the coming years.

32 Questions Developers May Have Forgot to Ask a Startup Founder

SoCal CTO

Many of these founders have talked with several developers or development firms about their plans. Of course, it's way more complex than just these questions. Still, if you've not heard these questions from a developer, they are not helping you as much as they should.

Google partners with Sony Pictures Imageworks to launch an open source VFX render manager

TechCrunch LA

Google, of course, is interested in bringing these workloads to its cloud and it has made a concerted effort to bring the Hollywood studios to its Cloud Platform.

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Finding Developers is Tough Again

SoCal CTO

I’m seeing and hearing that it’s becoming tough finding good developers again, at least here in Los Angeles. On Friday, at the LA CTO Forum , I heard from a couple of CTOs having trouble finding good developers. My company, TechEmpower , recently added a few top notch developers, but it wasn’t easy to find just the right people. I was wondering, what methods have you found to be successful in finding developers? Of course, a lot of people say the same thing.

32 Questions Developers May Have Forgot to Ask a Startup Founder

SoCal CTO

Many of these founders have talked with several developers or development firms about their plans. Of course, it's way more complex than just these questions. Still, if you've not heard these questions from a developer, they are not helping you as much as they should.

Equity-Only CTO and Equity-Only Developers

SoCal CTO

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. However, when I told him that the level of engagement required from me and the fact that equity-only development was required, he seemed to be a bit offended. I would caution any founder that finding and being successful with equity-only developers is tough.

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Founder Challenges with Startup Development Teams and CTOs

SoCal CTO

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. These are often the same things that cause a founder to reach out to me about helping their CTO, VP Engineering, tech team, off-shore development, etc. Rogue developers with their own agenda. One of your better developers leaves.

Symptoms of a Weak Development Team

SoCal CTO

I am hearing from my project management team a bit of distrust in the technical capacity of our web development team. I think we suffer because of the distance and culture but the project management team takes every late delivery or small bug as evidence that the development team may not be capable. But please: Just because your development team has these symptoms does not mean that you have a weak development team. No communication between developers.

3 Mistakes Software Developers Make That Can Cost You Your Business

Inverted Software

At Inverted Software we often help our clients manage offshore and onshore development teams. Our proprietary processes and unique experience helps us evaluate and correct software development practices that have proven inefficient and instill practices that insure productivity and success. Below we have compiled the 3 most common issues developers tend to generate when left unsupervised and ways to mitigate their impact: Checking code at the end of the day.

BioScience Alliance Workforce Development Interest Group

SoCal Tech Calendar

Monday, December 10, 2012 -- BioScience Alliance Workforce Development Interest Group. WDIG seeks to work closely with the 101 Corridor life science industry to identify its short and long term technical and management needs; convey those critical needs to the region's educational institutions, who can then develop courses and programs to develop the skills to meet the needs of the 101 Corridor life science industry in the coming years.

Education technology meets its limits

TechCrunch LA

Developing skills-based online courses and credentials is the easy part. The hard part is getting employers to pay attention. Column Education TC Coursera edtech flatiron school Galvanize London Los Angeles MIT mooc Software Thinkful udacity United Kingdom WeWork

Lynda.com Debuts Microsoft Office 2013 Content

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Carpinteria-based Lynda.com announced this morning that it has released a number of online training courses, to coincide with the release of Microsoft's Office 2013 and Office 365. video software course training office microsoft lynda

Chippmunk Raises $750,000 in Seed Funding for Scaling & Product Development

Tech Zulu Event

750,000 for Scaling & Product development. Where other deal and coupon sites have run their course by confusing consumers with tricks, Chippmunk boasts of a clean, consumer friendly experience to help people quickly and easily compare deals.

9+ Studio Giving $110K in Funding For Game Developers To Shift To Consumer, Big Data & Wearable Computing Startups

Tech Zulu Event

Silicon Valley’s 9+, an accelerator founded by serial entrepreneur and company builder Peter Relan is investing $110,000 into game developers to quit developing games and shift to consumer, mobile, Big Data and wearable apps. 110,000 to quit developing games for wearable apps.

Intellectual Property for Technology and Business Development

SoCal Tech Calendar

Tuesday, March 17, 2009 -- Caltech Executive Education: Intellectual Property for Technology and Business Development. This 2 day course will help you learn how to manage your IP portfolio as a business. See [link] (more

Technology Strategy for RandD and Product Development

SoCal Tech Calendar

Monday, February 23, 2009 -- Caltech Executive Education: Technology Strategy for RandD and Product Development. Attend this 2 day course and learn how to manage technology investments through technology roadmaps. See [link] (more

Intellectual Property for Technology and Business Development

SoCal Tech Calendar

Tuesday, November 11, 2008 -- Caltech Executive Education: Intellectual Property for Technology and Business Development. This 2 day course will help you learn how to manage your IP portfolio as a business. See [link] (more