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.

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 design typically refers to the process of interface design and graphic design.

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. hackathon anymeeting webrtc realtime software developer contest saas tokbox influxis

StockTwits Ties With Investor Relations Web Developer

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San Diego-based StockTwits , the online, finance-focused messaging service, said today that it has partnered with Q4 Web Systems , a developer of corporate websites and social media products for public companies. Q4's software powers Investors Relations sites for a wide variety of public companies. stocktwits investor relations website developer software micromessaging

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. The new expansion comes as there has been an increasing number of online, video education startups looking to repeat the success of Lynda.com''s online education service--however, in narrower focus areas like software and programming.

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Ten of Southern California's Top Software Companies

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marketing, and not enough of the traditional, software-and-algorithm intensive startups you'd expect to see in Silicon Valley. The firm's software is now being. used in a very wide range of both web and mobile services, from Foursquare, to Yelp, to LivingSocial.

4 Essential Webpage Elements for Getting Site Visitors to Convert

Tech Zulu Event

Much effort and study has been expended to determine how a web site can better convert its visitors to paying customers.

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Poor Software Developers - Pull the Plug Early

SoCal CTO

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. I used this when I taught software engineering. 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. I used a company in India to develop the site, and it's mostly done. The funds have been used up on the existing development.

Software Development Companies in Southern California

SoCal CTO

This is a private group of CTOs who are responsible for software development within their companies. They are generally the senior most person responsible for custom software development, database design, database administration, web development, etc. But where do the software development companies in Southern California congregate? I've helped organize the Los Angeles CTO Forum for almost 10 years.

Stacksocial | Bringing Forth the Next Logical Step in Purchasing Software

Tech Zulu Event

Founded over a year ago, Stacksocial’s CEO Josh Payne , found the task of sifting through page after page in the hunt for software daunting and decided something had to be done. Their Bundle categories consist of Music apps, Mac Productivity, Web Design and more.

Divshot Raises $1.1M For Visual Web App Software

socalTECH

Need to build a web application, and wish you could do it in a more intuitive, visual way? in a seed financing round, for its drag-and-drop software for building web applications. The firm, headed by Michael Bleigh, currently offers up it web-based application builder under a free, open beta; the company said it plans to launch as a paid service later this year.

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Framework Benchmarks Round 16

TechEmpower

Expect to hear more about this as the plan develops during Round 17. We also want the ever-increasing diversity of options for web development to be represented. We see a developer kicking performance worry further down the road with confidence and laughter.

8 Ways the Internet has Changed Software Marketing

SoCal CTO

skip to main | skip to sidebar SoCal CTO Tuesday, March 13, 2007 8 Ways the Internet has Changed Software Marketing Great post - 8 Ways The Internet Changed Software Marketing - is an interesting take on how different it is these days to market software. ► January (5) Los Angeles Web Developer Startup CTO or Developer When to Use Facebook Connect – Twitter Oauth – Goo.

BetterWorks Recruiting Effort: A LEGO Contest?

socalTECH

How do you find the best and brightest engineers and web developers? Santa Monica-based BetterWorks , the developer of software and services to help companies manage their fringe benefits for employees, has an interesting one: have those software developers compete to build the best, LEGO. BetterWorks said it would hold a Silicon Beach LEGO Challenge --open to only 60 software and web developers--to compete for prizes.

Zesty Reinvents Itself With New Cash for Automated Web Tech

Xconomy

Zesty.io, a San Diego Web development firm, has raised $1.3 million in seed funding to spin out its consulting business, and focus instead on providing its core Web content management technology as a subscription-based software-as-a-service. Software Zesty.io

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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.

DivShot Acquired By Google

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Los Angeles-based Divshot , which had offered up hosting of static web pages for web developers, has been acquired by Google , and will join Gogole's Firebase software development team. divshot merger acquisition google firebase software developers hostingFinancial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Divshot says it will shut down all of its products and services as of Monday, December 14th, 2015.

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General Assembly LA | $2,000 Lights, Camera, Code Scholarship

Tech Zulu Event

Startup enablers and Silicon Beach hubs General Assembly, Cross Campus, Launchpad LA, and LAVA have teamed up to provide five $2,000 scholarships to General Assembly’s 12 -week Web Development Immersive Program. web developer.

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Pragmatism with Flavor

TechEmpower

We build web and mobile applications, and we've been doing so for a little over fifteen years. As software developers, we're technophiles, so we enjoy these cycles and quite often find humor listening to the energy spent arguing on either side of issues. Not to downplay developer happiness. Anyone who has been around the web development block is going to tell you that they select technologies with some balance between coolness and pragmatism.

NetDNA Connects CDN To Web Apps, Services

socalTECH

Los Angeles-based content delivery network (CDN) provider NetDNA is making it easier for web application developers to use its CDN services, saying Monday that it has launched a new service to embed web acceleration capabilities into their web services and applications. The company said its new NetDNA Acceleration Platform gives web developers ability to control CDN provisioning--either as a way to resell CDN services, or to help boost their site performance.

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Disney Launches High School Computer Science Program For Girls

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According to Disney, the girls will receive more than 300 hours of computer science curriculum, ranging from web development and design to robotics and mobile development. The field trips include special visits to Disneyland Parks and Resorts, Walt Disney Imagineering, Research & Development, and The Walt Disney Studios--not to mention, opportunities to meet with Disney executives and leaders.

Tealium Taps Startup Vet Lunsford As New CEO

socalTECH

San Diego-based software developer Tealium , which develops software used to manage Internet "tags" for web developers, said today that it has named Jeff Lunsford as its new CEO. Tealium's software is used by enterprises to manage digital marketing tags on web pages; the firm's founders were all previously at WebSideStory, and the company recently raised funding from Battery Ventures.

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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.

Sponsor Post: Southern California technology firms are hiring!

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Check out some of the recent positions posted to socalTECH's Job Board in recent days: Senior PHP Developer , Los Angeles, Oversee.net. Web Application Developer , Irvine, GrowMetrix. Web Developer , Calabasas, lynda.com, Inc. Web UX Designer , Carpinteria, lynda.com, inc. Senior Web Developer Software Engineer , Santa Monica, Cars.com. Who says there aren't jobs out there? The high tech industry in Southern California is hiring.

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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.

Pokki Takes App Model To The Desktop

socalTECH

The firm said today that it has launched a beta of Pokki , a platform which lets web developers create desktop apps, using languages such as HTML5, CSS, and JavaScript. According to SweetLabs, it is bringing the "app experience to the Desktop" with its software, which is launching with apps for Gmail, Facebook, LivingSocial, the Wall Street Journal, eBay, Groupon, and Twitter. opencandy software develops mobile pokki

Hackathon SD

SoCal Tech Calendar

Hackathon SD will bring together creative software developers, web developers and designers from across Southern California to work collaboratively on projects of their choosing in a 23-hour marathon of creativity and cooperative development. Saturday, February 19, 2011 -- Hackathon SD.

Hackathon SD

SoCal Tech Calendar

Hackathon SD will bring together creative software developers, web developers and designers from across Southern California to work collaboratively on projects of their choosing in a 23-hour marathon of creativity and cooperative development. Friday, February 18, 2011 -- Hackathon SD.

Initial Conversation with a CTO or Technical Advisor

SoCal CTO

Maybe you are going for a reality check on your current situation - wondering if you have a Weak Development Team or a Startup Founder Developer Gap. Maybe you have questions about the types of developers you need and even whether you need a Startup CTO or Developer or both.

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How to Build a Great Internet Company – Startups Uncensored #21

Jason Nazar

I’ll be interviewing different team members of Docstoc to talk about the specific tips and advice on topics such as Product Management & Design, Web Development, BizDev, Content Creation, and much more.

The Disappearing Face Of Mainstream Retailing Setting

Tech Zulu Event

While in 1996, Hotmail launched e-mail on the web, and it opened the world of online communications. For an online retailer to create a retail website, starting your retail web development is just easy as clicking the mouse.

Hacking Hacker News – How Wily Startups Leverage Social News Sites

InfoChachkie

Divshot's Founders conceived of their innovative web development solution, which automatically generates professional-grade code during the wire framing process, during a Startup Weekend event in Kansas City. This article previously appeared in Forbes.

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Napster Rolls Out API

socalTECH

Los Angeles-based music service Napster , which is now owned by Best Buy, announced today that it has released a new application programming interface, targeted at consumer electronics and web developers. According to Napster, the new API allows those developers to integrate content from Napster into their own web sites or products. Tags: napster best music content software television samsung

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Finding a Technical Cofounder for Your Startup

SoCal CTO

"I'm looking for a partner / cofounder who can not only head the technical aspects and build a working model of the site, but someone with the connections to put a great development team together when we need it. Do you have dollars to pay for development?

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Insights and Opinions: Developers Are Tough To Find Again

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Our Insights and Opinions article today is from Tony Karrer , CEO/CTO of TechEmpower , a Los Angeles Web Development firm, who gives some hints, tips, and observations about the increasing difficulty of finding technical talent in Los Angeles.