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Learn from Failure – Dev to Founder – Brian Hattaway

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Joining us on the BuildBetter Blog today, is Brian Hattaway, Founder of Procore Resource Group. An experienced developer, Brian offers his unique insights on growing a business, and he has shared with us some of his tips. Enjoy! Website: http://www.procoreresources.com/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/brian-hattaway-7850761 Learn from Failure Sometimes you learn more from failure than you do from success. I started my career as a …

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Following the Path – Dev to Founder – Darin Herle

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Excited to welcome Darin Herle to the BuildBetter blog today. Darin has a knack for building stuff. At age 5 he built his own rocket. At 10 he took apart the family lawn mower and reassembled it. At 19 he built a device to hack into his school’s voicemail system. This later turned into a passion for creating and selling …

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Say Yes, Then Learn – Dev to Founder – David vanBlaricom

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My path from developer to founder was both ingrained in my DNA and formed out of opportunity. In 1977, I was born to two parents who owned their own architecture and interior design firm in Roanoke, Virginia. As I grew older, I helped out here and there, installing and drafting. As I look back, I realize I was learning lessons …

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Building a Business – Dev to Founder – Neelima Parasker

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Building a Business featuring Neelima Parasker, Founder of SnapIT Solutions. Building a Business – Dev to Founder – Neelima Parasker Neelima launched SnapIT Solutions, a technology solutions company, in 2016 with a goal to make a positive impact on under-served and under-privileged communities that promote STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Math) fields and Digital Inclusion. In this exclusive interview, Neelima …

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“It’s Too Ambitious” – Dev to Founder – Greg Dizzia

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Greg Dizzia: Founder of Omatum My boss and I leaned over the foosball table, and between sounds of spinning metal rods and the clack of the ball against hard plastic defenders, I asked what he thought of the ideation. “I like how you riled everyone up,” he said. “We love your ideas.” I had presented an idea to the members …

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Dev Education – Dev to Founder – Dr. Chad Mourning

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My journey from developer to founder passed directly through the intersection of academia and industry: sponsored research in a graduate program at a state university. This location presents both advantages and disadvantages, and this article will discuss these attributes for those currently attending a graduate program or considering returning to school for further education.   Why Graduate School? I grew …

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Fashion Tech – Dev To Founder – Amber Reyngoudt

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Amber Reyngoudt, Co-founder of Skull Ninja Labs It seems that every founder had an experience, an epiphany or a mentor that inspired them to become an entrepreneur. I started my career as a developer of enterprise software. From coding feature to feature, I eventually transitioned to a management position where I learned a whole new skill set, which included communication, managing …

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Love Your Industry – Dev to Founder – John Nagro

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Featuring John Nagro, Co-founder of Dockwa   Do you love the industry you work in? I don’t just mean “tech.” I mean, do you love the industry for which the product you’re building serves? I didn’t love my previous companies’ industries. I spent the first few years of my career working with some incredible teams at Microsoft and HubSpot. Both …

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Build Better Webinar Series: A Dev’s 5 Best Friends

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Stackify Founder & CEO, Matt Watson hosts a webinar on his top 5 developer tools. This webinar originally aired September 15, 2016. Tools Referenced: Chocolatey (Installer Tool) – https://chocolatey.org/ GitKraken (Git Client) – https://www.gitkraken.com/ Supratimas (SQL Server/Database Tunning) – http://www.supratimas.com/ Azure (App Deploy + tools) – https://azure.microsoft.com/ ReSharper (Visual Studio) – https://www.jetbrains.com/resharper/

What’s Rankled (or Tickled) Devs the Most? Pt.1

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#TEN robson Does anyone else suddenly lose the ability to type properly as soon as someone is watching/pairing? #NINE mcarrera633 On his first week at job, the junior says: Hey guys! Check out this new website I found! You’ll thank me later. #EIGHT angelorm About Brexit.   #SEVEN daumie And that was enough encouragement   #SIX jsjunkie Everyone always says the previous developer was crap, …

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Brian Madsen, of the LIDNUG Talks Team, Time Off and Tools

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Brian Madsen is a full stack developer residing in Stockholm, Sweden and the founder of the .NET User Group on LinkedIn (LIDNUG) that boasts upwards of 52,000 members. In his career, he’s worked in architecture and moved to team lead and then development lead in the last 5-6 years. He’s currently a consultant with byBrick. Brian has been building in …

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Extracurricular Activities of Extraordinary Devs

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In interviewing six veteran developers for our Aug/Sept BuildBetter issue, we learned a lot about the tools they use in different parts of the development process. As a bonus, we also got to learn about the extracurricular and charity work that they are involved in.   We wanted to give some extra exposure to the amazing work these developers are …

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The Official KCDC Wrap UP

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The Stackify booth at the Kansas City Developers Conference lured a steady stream of participants eager for a free massage or a turn at the beanbag toss game to win a “Developers against Humanity” card game. They left the booth with an appreciation of the free software, Prefix, but we gained a deeper understanding of the challenges that developers face …

I, for one, welcome our new Bot Overlords.

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  Bots. It’s all about the bots. And AI. It seems that ever since Microsoft //Build this year, I can’t read any tech publication without the mention of some combination of bots, AI, and machine learning. There’s certainly no denying that it’s a hot topic, and lots of developers are working on it. Those developers, and more importantly, the consumers …

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How to future-proof your app to prevent performance issues

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When John F. Kennedy said that “the time to repair the roof is while the sun is shining” in his State of the Union address, application development was probably the last thing on his mind. Yet his notion of preparing in advance to pre-empt tough times is something that can certainly be applied to the world of app development. As …