Tag Archive: Engineers

  1. code2040_conference21
    by Angie Chang

    CODE2040 Matches Black And Latino Student Engineers With Internships At Startups

    Applications for CODE2040 fellowships are due October 31, 2012.

    By Angie Chang (Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief, Women 2.0)

    People of color will become the majority in the United States by the year 2040. Some have noted that the minority achievement gap will not be closed that same year, and started a technology program to actually do something about it.

    CODE2040 aims to close the gap by increasing the number of underrepresented minorities in technology

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    by Angie Chang

    Distribution Hacks: Who Owns The Website – And Why

    With processes like Scrum and Kanban requiring more cross-team coordination of projects, engineering is getting a chance to weigh in on design much earlier when their feedback can be considered and not tossed aside as an 11th hour insight.

    By Danielle Morrill (Co-Founder & CEO, Referly)

    “Print out every single page of your website and tape it all up on a huge wall in your office or lay it out on the floor. Bring together key stakeholders from every department in your company and give them post-it notes. Ask them to place a post it on every page that drives a business outcome they feel/are responsible for.

    Historically, engineers have owned the company’s website and everything on it. Other teams like marketing, sales and customer support could produce content, but software developers were the gateway through which all content eventually had to pass.

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    by Angie Chang

    Developers: Why Risk Your Career At An Early-Stage Startup?

    Michael Jackson’s lyrics decoded to the tune of entrepreneurship.

    By Heather McGough (Founder, Urbanity Events)

    I’ve recently interviewed developers from all over the Bay Area to ask them why they chose to take the leap and join risky, early-stage startup companies.

    While each person had his/her own story to share, I heard common themes clear as melodies. Since many of us tend to have Michael Jackson in constant rotation, I decided to share what I’ve learned via the lyrics of the Moonwalk-ing King of Pop, and describe the virtues of choosing this Thriller-packed road of entrepreneurship.

  4. cindyalvarez_blog
    by Angie Chang

    The Importance of Off-the-Record Conversations with Engineers

    By Cindy Alvarez (Head of Products and Customer Development, KISSmetrics)

    Do you talk to the engineers you work with?

    I mean, outside of specs, user stories, and meetings to review specs or user stories?

    If you aren’t, you’re leaving a lot of untapped potential on the table and your company is losing a competitive advantage because of it.

    I mean, you’re probably pretty smart.