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On Hiring New Developers to a Team of Developers

Our partners and team members have hired and been hired a few times. We have experience as makers and managers (of people, or projects), so when it’s time to add more to the bunch, the process we follow covers a few steps, platforms and approaches. In fact, most of the company gets involved in the addition of new skills to the team; here’s a quick peek on how things go during this process. One. After getting résumés, we curate candidates...

From Our Development Vault, Part 2

This is a follow-up on our Vault secrets Part 1. Sharing tools we use to build software, handle hosting, and edit code gets technical, but answers are just one message away. FileZilla FileZilla is a fast, free and open source FTP solution (client and server). FTP helps us transfer computer files from one device to another; it’s commonly used for transferring large files between a client and a server. We also use FileZilla for data backup...

Big Data and Small Businesses: Overlaps and Opportunities

  Following up on the big data discussion we started in August, we expand the topic this month from the perspective of a small business owner and provide examples on how they can use big data to develop their business. Since this is a topic that’s here to stay, we’ll center this post around two main areas where big data can impact small businesses: Marketing and Operations. On Marketing Let’s think of a marketing budget....

Top 5 Tech Trends for Small Business for 2014

The year’s now turned half, but news keeps coming. Small businesses are busier than ever, they’re hiring, adjusting to minimum wage increases, laws changing, and finding opportunities to grow in other markets and economies. Here are 5 tech trends and knowledge coming to impact small businesses for the rest of the year (and probably on) and how  our businesses can benefit from them. From the curated library of one of our...

From Our Development Vault, Part 1

As a follow up post to the Tools We Use, when we focused on sharing tools we use to manage information as a team, we thought it’d be a good match to share some tools we use for software development. Just like in previous posts, we want to include non-developers in our conversations with technologists; sharing the several tools we use to build software, handle hosting, and edit code, which gets technical, but answers are just one message...

Big Data for Small Businesses

Big data has been defined as “data sets that are too large and complex to manipulate or interrogate with conventional business analytics software”. Up until recently, conversations about it had been linked to big brands, but today, big data is more accessible and manageable because it’s relative to a company’s size and goals. The Age of Big Data has been addressed for a few years now. Steve Lohr from the New York Times...
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On Hiring New Developers to a Team of Developers

September 16th, 2014

Our partners and team members have hired and been hired a few times.... ...

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From Our Development Vault, Part 2

September 9th, 2014

This is a follow-up on our Vault secrets Part 1. Sharing tools we use... ...

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Big Data and Small Businesses: Overlaps and Opportunities

September 2nd, 2014

  Following up on the big data discussion we started in August,... ...

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