• successful web developer

    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 […]

  • manager and developers

    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? […]

  • secure source code

    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 […]

  • junior and senior software developers

    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 […]

  • startup considerations

    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 […]

  • software engineer

    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 […]

  • managing web agency - chris lafay

    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 […]

  • build a marketing team

    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 […]

  • best policy for hiring

    September 1, 2018

    Full-Time Employees, Freelancers, Agencies – Pros and Cons

    What are you supposed to do when you need special digital work whether it be marketing, web development, design or etc.? There are three common options that you can pick from: Hiring a full-time employee Hiring a freelancer Working with an agency I have been a part of all three. I have been an employee, […]

  • start your own business

    August 22, 2018

    Can You Build a Successful Business As a Software Developer?

    As we all know developers and salespeople usually share different traits. A developer seems to be more analytical. Most people are more introverted, they are into maths, algorithms and stuff like that and I don’t mean to oversimplify that because I’m a developer myself. But most salespeople are more extroverted trying to be more dynamic […]