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February 4, 2019

How To Maintain Your Clientele

Instead of doubling down on marketing and sales, never neglect your existing customer base. A happy customer is your best investment to date. After successfully closing a deal, the best you can do is discovering ongoing opportunities to grow their business. That’s what helped us grow to 45 folks at DevriX and generate 95% of

January 28, 2019

Why And How Does Open Source Software Exist?

Why does open source software exist and how should I pick between free and premium software? I made a brief overview of how WordPress works and keeps growing with contributors, what motivates people to keep releasing free plugins, the market economics of Open Source software and more. If you ever wonder about the value of

January 4, 2019

Becoming A Successful Web Delevoper Even Without A Team

Having trained thousands of people, I’ve read hundreds of online complaints from remote hobbyists who live far away and “can’t attend”. I’m always baffled by kids who only imagine a training in Google (or another large corp) with a personal mentor on-site, a well-defined training program tailored to their taste, a team of other hobbyists

December 12, 2018

Project Managers vs Software Engineers?

Try to attend a geek conference and check the heartbeat of developers in the breaks. You’ll inevitably hear at least a few battle stories from projects gone wrong due to mismanagement or interpersonal conflicts within a project. 👊 At least the engineering’s perspective. Then again, what does it take to manage a team of engineers?

December 5, 2018

Are Distributed Companies’ Source Code At Risk With Their Employees?

You hired a random freelance developer and can’t sleep at night since they can steal your source code. I hear this all the freaking time. Heck, we have 15 devs or so here, some remote, and I’m fairly content with code permissions (aside from our critical hiring process, of course). But here’s the thing. Source

December 2, 2018

The Difference Between A Junior and A Senior Software Developer

It’s a slippery slope, especially with small agencies giving away titles due to their smaller scale. Niels Bohr once said that, “An expert is a man who has made all of the possible mistakes that could be made in a very narrow field”. And this sums up seniority in most areas out there. – The

November 28, 2018

Startup Considerations While Doubling Your Headcount

Growing rapidly sounds exciting – but is it really? I was recently asked, “What happens when your business doubles?” 💯 We’ve managed to pull a 2x growth a couple of years in a row, and aiming to grow by about 60% or so this year alone. And I’ve always viewed recruitment as a strategic endeavor

November 23, 2018

#1 Tip On Becoming A Better Software Engineer

Beginner software engineers are clueless at work — even with the best mentor on the job. They lack the overview of the bigger picture, corresponding technical layers, operating as a part of a team, utilizing internal tools and a lot more to that. It may get depressing and troubling, especially in more agile teams and

September 14, 2018

Building And Managing a Web Agency — YouTube Live With Chris LaFay

So Chris LaFay and I connected on LinkedIn after interacting there for several months. We literally bumped into each other while texting on LinkedIn as our messages arrived within the same second. So, for our first chat, we picked the video format, and discussing our background in starting, building, and running agencies, along with the

September 11, 2018

Building a Marketing Team: A Startup’s Guide

How are you going to set expectations with people who have no idea how your business works in a matter of three months or six months trial, right? Click To Tweet A lot of people have asked me what’s the best way to do build a marketing team. And I’ve been talking to a bunch