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Education - We’ve all seen the optimistic initiatives claiming that they can teach kids to code. The only problem with these well-intentioned projects is that they ignore the fact that kids need to be engaged. This is what separates Ozobots...
Inside the Code - If you are running a company that is heavily reliant on technology, I can tell you learning to code is hands down one of the most valuable skills I have ever acquired. Even if you don’t plan on becoming a full-time developer, having...
Inside the Code - To boost your website’s visibility, it all comes down to the fundamentals.Search engine optimization (SEO) means different things to different people.Some people understand SEO as managing a relationship with Google through...
Advice - Using unit tests can ensure functionality and save you time in the long run.We write a lot of unit tests at Hubstaff. Testing is something we have taken seriously from day one, and as a result it’s a big part of our development...
Advice - Talent is only one part of what makes a great developer.Over the last decade, I’ve hired more developers than I can count. Naturally, I’ve made plenty of mistakes: I started out hiring the smartest, most experienced people I...
Advice - It’s been blamed for the downfall of companies from Borland to Netscape. Serial entrepreneur Steve Blank calls it “startup suicide.” Stack Overflow CEO Joel Spolsky claims it’s the “single worst strategic mistake that a...
Advice - In a recent conversation, a friend told me he was grappling with an interesting problem. He had promoted a great developer within his organization into management to show his appreciation for his hard work over the past few years....
Inside the Code - The internet was conceived decades ago for U.S. research scientists to communicate with each other. It was an enigma that few would have thought would foster individual participation through social media, increase innovation in human...
Inside the Code - One of the biggest benefits that anyone looks for in a job is flexibility. Whether that is the ability to work from home all the time or on a whim or just in what hours you want to work during the day (or maybe night), people want...
Inside the Code - Fact or fiction? You can earn money with your tech skills even if you’re not a computer science graduate with 25 years of experience. (BTW: Nobody has 30 years experience on the Web because it was only invented in 1989!)Fact!...
Advice -With the pace of change ever escalating, entrepreneurs today cannot afford to acquire talent through traditional hiring alone, and need to revise the perception that “talent” is only full-time employees. At the same time, more...
Angel/Seed - Everyone seems to know that learning to code is one of those things that will help your career in the modern era, but few people are actually doing it. Codesmith is changing that. The 12-week program empowers people from a variety of...
Funded in LA - If you’re running a SaaS company, you want to get your product out to your customer as fast as you can, but actually deploying quickly to your customer can be another issue when considering the use of fragmented firewalls, corporate...
Advice -Say what?!?Conventional wisdom says that if you want to be a success, you need a degree in whatever field you want to work in. No degree, no chance. While that is true for some fields (for example, please do not try to be a...
Inside the Code -There’s no question that learning tech skills can totally transform your career prospects. Tech skills are SUPER in-demand, with the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) predicting more than 135,000 new software development jobs in...
Advice -I remember the first time I ever really dove into coding a website. I decided I wanted to create a website for a craft business I was running, and got it into my head that I would recreate the look and feel of the website of a...

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