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Advice -  Talent is only one part of what makes a great developer.Over the last decade, I’ve hired more developers than I can count. Naturally, I’ve made plenty of mistakes: I started out hiring the smartest, most experienced people I...
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Advice -  It’s been blamed for the downfall of companies from Borland to Netscape. Serial entrepreneur Steve Blank calls it “startup suicide.” Stack Overflow CEO Joel Spolsky claims it’s the “single worst strategic mistake that a...
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Advice -  In a recent conversation, a friend told me he was grappling with an interesting problem. He had promoted a great developer within his organization into management to show his appreciation for his hard work over the past few years....
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Inside the Code -  The internet was conceived decades ago for U.S. research scientists to communicate with each other. It was an enigma that few would have thought would foster individual participation through social media, increase innovation in human...
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Inside the Code - One of the biggest benefits that anyone looks for in a job is flexibility. Whether that is the ability to work from home all the time or on a whim or just in what hours you want to work during the day (or maybe night), people want...
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Inside the Code -  Fact or fiction? You can earn money with your tech skills even if you’re not a computer science graduate with 25 years of experience. (BTW: Nobody has 30 years experience on the Web because it was only invented in 1989!)Fact!...
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Advice - With the pace of change ever escalating, entrepreneurs today cannot afford to acquire talent through traditional hiring alone, and need to revise the perception that “talent” is only full-time employees. At the same time, more...
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#NYCTech -  If you’re a gamer, you likely loathe all of the hardware and software expenses that are associated with the hobby. Be completely platform agnostic and cloud based with LiquidSky, the newly funded startup that converts...
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Advice - Say what?!?Conventional wisdom says that if you want to be a success, you need a degree in whatever field you want to work in. No degree, no chance. While that is true for some fields (for example, please do not try to be a...
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#NYCTech -  This generation of children, the future of our country and world, will be the first where coding is a proficiency test. At the intersection of this trend is Codapillar, the platform that teaches student from middle...
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Inside the Code - There’s no question that learning tech skills can totally transform your career prospects. Tech skills are SUPER in-demand, with the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) predicting more than 135,000 new software development jobs in...
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#NYCTech -  Over the past eight years we have invested directly in more than sixty-five companies. We have also indirectly seeded hundreds more through incubators and other venture funds. We’ve learned many valuable lessons during this period....
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Inside the Code - If you live on planet earth, someone at some point has told you to learn to code. Whether you’re learning to code because you’re up for a big promotion at work, want an entirely new career, want to start freelancing on the side...
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Advice - Many talented founders who have smart business models have a hard time finding a tech cofounder in communities where CTOs are scarce.We've toured the major startup hubs, and have witnessed founders missing exciting opportunities...
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#NYCTech - The cloud for your startup or personal life can probably be easily managed use a number of consumer friendly services that are readily available. Think Dropbox, Google Drive, Box, etc.  However, what happens when you are in a regulated...
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Advice - I remember the first time I ever really dove into coding a website. I decided I wanted to create a website for a craft business I was running, and got it into my head that I would recreate the look and feel of the website of a...