Date Archives

June 2014

Give me a topic for a post!

I have a wide variety of topics that I would love to write about, but I want to hear what you’re looking for.

Do you want articles about using or administering Booked? Do you want to hear about my journey launching Twinkle Toes Software? How about being part of an agile team, or the broader agile software development process? General software development or architecture more your speed?

Leave a comment and let me know what you’d like to see more of on this blog!

Checking out Entreprogrammers

When I decided to start my own company last year I wasn’t really sure what to expect. Turns out, it’s a lot of work. 🙂 Aside from being a developer, I also need to play the role of marketer, accountant, salesman, recruiter and so on. It’s pulled me out of my comfort zone. Way out in some cases, and I don’t always have a clear path forward.

I recently stumbled on the Entreprogrammers podcast. Unlike a lot of other podcasts out there, this one isn’t chock full of tips or advice. It’s not “how to be an entrepreneur”. It’s just three developers, who I happen to respect, having a discussion about their respective entrepreneurship journeys. And while there aren’t any predetermined topics or specific areas of advice, I have found a lot of the content to be useful. I’ve picked up a lot just by listening to what these guys are doing.

They talk about their ups and downs, marketing strategies, approaches to product development and other topics that are relevant to a developer who is also trying to sell a product or service. It’s also relieving to hear that other people, in this case people who are much more well-known and much smarter than me, face similar successes and struggles.

If you’re a developer who is trying to build a product, sell a service, or build a brand, this is definitely worth checking out.