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.

Innovations in Early Drug Development

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Monday, September 24, 2018 -- Innovations in Early Drug Development. Presented by Zizi Imatorbhebhe, Senior Director, Strategic Development Early Product Development, Head Parexel RARE Disease Initiative. Ventura Biocenter. Email laura@amethystls.com.

Envoy launches in LA aiming to bring EV car sharing to real estate developments

TechCrunch LA

Looking to make EV car sharing the next perk for real estate developers, Envoy, a new Los Angeles startup has launched its first pilot. Founded by two real estate developers, Aric Ohana and Ori Sagie, the… Read More.

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. The way they expressed it "technical co-founder" is code for find someone who will work as an Equity Only Developer.

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Document Your MVP for a Developer

SoCal CTO

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. what format would you and the developer want that in? Conversations with a technical advisors or possible developers should be iterative.

Startup Development

SoCal CTO

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.

Web Designers vs. Web Developers

SoCal CTO

Funny graphic by @shanesnow that captures the difference between web designers vs. web developers: Like the issue of Startup CTO or Developer , often startup founders who are less technical have this same question. Do I need a designer or a developer?

Selecting a Web Development Company

SoCal CTO

I''ve written before about finding Web Development Firms in Los Angeles. I just got an email asking about exactly this: I''m with a new company that needs some software built, but doesn''t need (or have the resources for) a large staff of software developers.

AeroVironment, JPL to Develop NASA Mars Drone

L.A. Business Journal

is developing a helicopter drone that will fly on Mars AeroVironment Inc.

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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Esri Launches New Developer Accounts

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Redlands-based mapping software developer Esri is ramping up its efforts to reach out to third party software developers, saying Friday that it has launched a new, free developer subscription for its web, mobile, and online tools and services.

The Revolution in Inflammation Drug Development

Xconomy

Chronic autoimmune and inflammatory diseases are painful and often lifelong conditions. I know this both as a scientist and a father, as my son, Jeremy, was diagnosed 12 years ago with Crohn’s disease, one type of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).

Envoy launches in LA aiming to bring EV car sharing to real estate developments

TechCrunch LA

Looking to make EV car sharing the next perk for real estate developers, Envoy, a new Los Angeles startup has launched its first pilot. Initially, they’re starting with one apartment building and a fleet of two cars in an LA apartment complex.

Biomed Incubator Watershed Develops Tech for IDing Medical Devices

Xconomy

San Antonio — A biomedical product developer, Watershed Idea Foundry, has created a method of identifying medical devices that have been implanted in the body that uses 3-D printing and its own software.

Frameworks Round 2

TechEmpower

Last week, we posted the results of benchmarking several web application development and frameworks. We received comments, recommendations, advice, criticism, questions, and most importantly pull requests from dozens of readers and developers.

Cie Digital Labs Names Product Development VP

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Irvine-based Cie Digital Labs has named Tegdeep Kondal as its new VP of Product Development, according to the company. Cie Digital Labs said Kondal will be reposnisble for product strategy and development. Cie Digital provides interactive development for brands, and also bills itself as a "technology startup studio". digital labs product development tegdeep kondal

Framework Benchmarks

TechEmpower

Among the many factors to consider when choosing a web development framework, raw performance is easy to objectively measure. We discuss technology, development processes, the challenges faced by our clients, and the solutions weve put to use on real projects.

Metawave Opens New Development Center In Carlsbad

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Metawave , a developer of wireless technology specifically aimed at self-driving vehicles, fixed wireless, and 5G networks, announced on Wednesday that it is opening up a brand new, advanced development center in Carlsbad. Metawave said it is hiring engineers and product development experts at the new office, saying it hopes to attract experts in the wireless sensing and communication industries looking for a "Silicon Valley" experience without having to move to the Bay Area.

NationBuilder Opens Developer API

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Los Angeles-based NationBuilder , which develops software-as-a-service to help groups organize their supporters, has opened up a new set of APIs for third party developers. The company--which offers up its platform to political campaigns, nonprofits, activists, and many others--said it has officially released its API, allowing developers to access its services. voting movement political politics nonprofit software saas developer nationbuilder

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. yardi property development multifamily software realestate real estate

Ixia Targets 100GbE Development

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Calabasas-based network testing equipment provider Ixia is targeting 100GbE technology development, saying this morning that it has added new support for the high speed networking protocol on a number of its products. ixia 100gb network development equipment test testing

Hyperloop Transportation Technologies Starts Passenger Capsule Development

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Los Angeles-based Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HTT), one of three companies working on the Hyperloop concept in Los Angeles, announced this morning that it is beginning development of a full-scale, passenger capsule for its Hyperloop systems. HTT said the capsule is being developed at its R&D center in France. The capsule will be developed in conjunction with technology partner Carbures S.A.,

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.

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.

Scopely Debuts Developer Program

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Los Angeles-based social game developer Scopely announced today that it has launched a new, developer program called LeveUp, which looks to help top independent game studios co-develop titles with Scopely. The firm said it will tape a small group of partners to help develop, design, distribute, scale, and monetize their mobile games. scopely developer program videogame mobihle social

Smith Micro Adds Design and Development Service

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Aliso Viejo-based software developer Smith Micro Sofware said that it has launched a new, design and development service, which will help its customers develop their own mobile apps. According to Smith Micro, the service is aimed at B2 enterprises and startups, and help them develop iOS, Android, and Windows apps. smith micro design development consulting service software mobile android

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Startup Founder Developer Gap

SoCal CTO

I was just interviewed by Frank Peters - Tony Karrer and the Founder-Developer Gap. I received a follow-up question from an early-stage startup about the Founder Developer Gap that I’ve described before and that was part of the interview with Frank. However, many founders are challenged to engage with developers to make it effectively happen. You have to determine in-house vs. outside development and what parts of the problem each person will do.

BetterWorks Dangles Prizes For Developers

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Santa Monica-based BetterWorks , the employee fringe benefits startup headed by Paige Craig, looks to be ramping its employee recruitment effort, and is sponsoring a developer "hack-fest" this weekend at Coloft.

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.

Veritone Buys AI Developer Machine Box For Up To $5.0M

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Costa Mesa-based Veritone , which develops artificial intelligence software, said today that it has acquired Machine Box , a developer of machine learning technology. Veritone says that Machine Box's toolkits will be made available as part of the Vertine Developer application environment. The deal was worth approximately $5.0M, including $2.0M upfront plus up to $3.0M in earn out, split between Veritone stock and cash.

Strategic Partnerships and Business Development Tactics

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Tuesday, May 1, 2018 -- Strategic Partnerships and Business Development Tactics. Join us as Stuart Halperin, founder of Hollywood Online (now Hollywood.com), discusses tactics for business development and strategic partnership creation when building your early stage startup company. See [link] (more

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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The Painfully Poor Record of New Pain Drug Development: BIO Report

Xconomy

Some key points from the report: Pain drug developers have managed a meager 2 percent chance of gaining FDA approval for novel drugs, if they make. With the opioid epidemic showing little sign of letting up, new ways of treating chronic pain are desperately needed.

Amgen, Xencor In Development Deal

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Thousand Oaks-based Amgen , and Monrovia-based Xencor said Thursday that the two firms are in a co-development dual around a new novel antibody for treating autoimmune diseases. pharmaceuticals biopharma development drug autoimmune lifescience biotech xencor amgen