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http://traffic.libsyn.com/sedaily/PaulMartino.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download In 2003, Paul Martino co-founded Tribe.net, one of the earliest social networking sites. Tribe had significant traction, with hundreds of thousands of users. In the early 2000s, hundreds of thousands of users was enough traffic to pose a company with engineering challenges. Paul had studied computer science, and was able to use his knowledge of high-performance computing to write an efficient graph database,
http://traffic.libsyn.com/sedaily/CodingVC.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download The underlying cause of failure for many startups is that the founders are afraid of discomfort. An environment where everyone is comfortable is unlikely to be an environment where personal growth and value creation is occurring. When you are in a startup, calibrating the right amount of discomfort is often about calibrating risk. What are your risks? Can you quantify them? Can you
http://traffic.libsyn.com/sedaily/Commodity_Discussion_Edited.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download A previous episode of Software Engineering Daily called “You Are Not A Commodity” received a lot of feedback, both negative and positive. The episode was a monologue I wrote about why engineers should build products on their own as a default career path, rather than work at a large corporation as a default career path. A reddit thread about the episode was
“Actually it’s more work to turn a table into a chair, than it is to just make a damn chair.”
“We saw a really great opportunity to build a food company that takes technology seriously from the ground up, and have that be our competitive advantage as we grow and scale.”
http://traffic.libsyn.com/sedaily/digital_ocean_edited.m4aPodcast: Play in new window | Download “It’s a classic case where you have to be contrarian. It seems like the worst idea in the world to start a cloud hosting business. We didn’t know any better.” Moisey Uretsky is the cofounder of Digital Ocean, a leading cloud hosting provider based in New York. “It’s the usual immigrant story. My parents moved to America when we were four or five.
Changing your occupation to a software engineer is easier today than ever before.
Former Andreesen-Horowitz partner Preethi Kasireddy saw excited software engineers coming through the doors every day, pitching their ideas. This was her impetus to take the leap and make the career switch to software engineering.