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.

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.

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

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. 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

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. So they develop short-hand ways to qualify things better. Raising money is hard.

Bose Develops Prototype “Sleepbuds” After Buying San Diego Startup

Xconomy

Bose , the privately held maker of headphones, loudspeakers, and other electronics for audiophiles, has acquired Hush, a San Diego startup founded by three undergraduate engineering students to develop “smart” noise-masking earbuds designed to help users sleep.

Hiring Developers Before Product/Market Fit?

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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.

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? For our Insights and Opinions section today, Helen MacKinnon of Technical Connections gives a list of the top ten interviewing mistakes made by developers.

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.

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Mogreet Targets Developers, Debuts Mobile API

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The new API is the first move by Mogreet into making the technology it developed to help enterprises and small businesses send SMS and MMS messages, and making that available to third party developers. mogreet trancode messaging developer software

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 dollargeneralLos Angeles-based XPRIZE has launched a new, multi-million dollar prize aimed at improving adult literacy, the company said this morning.

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. Still, if you've not heard these questions from a developer, they are not helping you as much as they should. If so, are specific software development processes necessary?

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

Tech Zulu Event

Drawing from the UK Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS) experience, US Senator Chris Coons will talk about the version of the Research & Development tax credit bill he sponsored on August 8 in New York City.

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. 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.

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AT&T Developers Summit at CES 2014

Tech Zulu Event

AT&T held their 6th annual developers summit in Las Vegas this year at CES 2014. The AT&T Developers program provides APIs, SDKs and developer news. Members might also get invited to cool events such as this Developers Summit. AT&T Developer Summit Hackathon.

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. The firm, which is venture backed by Google Ventures, Bessemer Venture Partners, and O'Reilly AlphaTech Ventures, said that the top prize is $30,000, and will be rewarded to the best desktop app submitted by a developer to the company.

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.

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.

NASA JPL, Chevron Tie On Technology Development

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The NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory , based in Pasadena, and Chevron Corporation said this week that the two are in a new partnership, to develop a range of advanced technologies for harsh environments, including both on Earth and in space. nasa chevron technology development advanced

Finding Startup Developers - First Email Contact

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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.

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. 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.

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. Still, if you've not heard these questions from a developer, they are not helping you as much as they should. If so, are specific software development processes necessary?

How to Find and Hire a Developer

Tech Zulu Event

At Silicon Beach Fest Hollywood 2012 Kevin Winston organized a panel called “How to Find and Hire a Developer”. Always have a developer do a test project before hiring them to make sure they deliver quality work. Try to identify developers that are flexible in their design.

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. momentfeed facebook social marketing developer development program partnership analytics software

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. EDF Renewable Energy is a subsidiary of EDF Energies Nouvelles, and is led by CEo Tristan Grimbert; the company has around 800 employees.

USC Researchers Develop Liquid Solar Cell Technology

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Researchers at the University of Southern California report that they have developed new technology to create liquid, solar cells, which can be printed onto surfaces. The new technology--based on solar nanocrystals--were developed by chemistry researchers led by Richard L.

At “The Vine,” Developer Builds a Vertical Campus for Tech Startups

Xconomy

The developer also provides rent-free space for a second EvoNexus incubator in University City (about a mile or so from UC San Diego) and a third EvoNexus incubator near UC Irvine that opened at the end of 2014. In April, a study released by the San Diego Regional Economic Development Corp.

Appcelerator | The Mobile Developer Platform

Tech Zulu Event

Appcelerator’s Titanium is the only mobile cloud platform to enable fully native-cross platform, mobile app, hybrid and HTML5 web development, from a single codebase. million web developers to build native, hybrid and HTML5 mobile apps.

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.

TriTech, NASA In Economic Development, Technology Transfer Agreement

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TriTech Small Business Development Center (SBDC), which provides consulting and training to high tech entrepreneurs, and NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center , in Edwards, California, are in a new economic development, technology transfer, and research relationship, the two announced on Thursday. According to the two, the deal is part of an effort to create a "new business model to spur economic development."

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.

AVST Buys Application Developer

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Foothill Ranch-based Applied Voice & Speech Technologies , which develops unified communications applications product, said this week that it has acquired the assets of Beacon Solutions , a developer of an open development software framework which runs on its products.

Product Development

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Thursday, June 14, 2012 -- Software Product Development - How to Triple Your Likelihood of Success. Product development has always been challenging. In this workshop, we will discuss techniques that may triple your likelihood of developing a successful software product. Software products, while being easier to mold and perfect, offer additional set of management and technical challenges. The industry average rate of success is only 29%.