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Recruiting Engineers Who Aren’t Scared to Talk to People « Build Internet

Recruiting Engineers Who Aren’t Scared to Talk to People How we approach recruiting exceptional engineers who can build product, talk to clients, and present in public. We believe to be a good citizen of the developer and open source community is to hire good engineers for One Mighty Roar. This means engineers that can build utility apps like Lantern, connected device platforms like Robin, and hardware projects like Tableduino. Rules for hiring When we started, we made the decision to only…

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Agencies, Product, and the Business of Building for People « Build Internet

Agencies, Product, and the Business of Building for People Lessons learned in building a company that creates for clients and products. “You have clients? So you’re an agency?” For the first two years of One Mighty Roar, the question of “What do you call yourself?” came up a lot. Externally, people saw as a company with a growing portfolio of brand clients and a trail of websites and social campaigns behind it. Internally, our team saw a growing stockpile of…

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Improving the Conversation Between Strategists & Developers « Build Internet

Improving the Conversation Between Strategists & Developers Getting meaningful conversations between strategist and developers on your team. Hey developers and fellow strategists, we need to talk. I’ve noticed that we think differently about our relationship in the builder community. You get excited over hardware, lines of code and open APIs while I seek to influence consumer behavior with technology. I feel like this divide may push us away. Let’s fix this. Helping Developers I’ve realized my role in the builder…

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The Internet of Islands « Build Internet

The Internet of Islands Hardware fragmentation, crowdfunding, and an exercise in modern-day bridge building. This morning I found a device that would turn my bed into a giant scale. It’s a high point for hardware. The rise of crowdfunding and the maker’s movement have helped awesome ideas turn into products you can actually own. We live in the future. Everything is wonderful and nothing is wrong. Unless you count the islands. Those are a problem. Gilligan’s IoT What are islands?…

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Find Your Five Minute Culture « Build Internet

Find Your Five Minute Culture If I spent five minutes alone with a random person in your company, would I get the right impression? If I spent five minutes alone with a random person in your company, would I get the right impression? Earlier this week I spoke on a panel about company culture. Culture is a whale of a topic, but this panel’s common thread was how to grow something that works. Once you hit your stride, how do…

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