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How To Find A Developer

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How To Find A Developer

Finding a developer is a pain.

Finding a GOOD developer seems like trying to find a unicorn.

At Coding Cupboard we're looking to fix this by helping a generation of student coders become work ready.

Here we share our tips & tricks on finding a developer and what to do when you finally do.

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  • 1. How to find a developerHow to find a developer
  • 2. Who am I?Who am I? Adam Ball (@AdamJBall) I run two awesome startups called Coding Cupboard & Concept Cupboard Computer Science & Business Grad (Sorry, I’ve got a full time job!) An accidental entrepreneur
  • 3. What is Coding Cupboard?What is Coding Cupboard?
  • 4. What is Coding Cupboard?What is Coding Cupboard? We help businesses to source digital talent more affordably. Whilst at the same time helping young coders to find work, build a portfolio & get paid for it.
  • 5. Why is it so hard to find a developer?Why is it so hard to find a developer? Simply not enough coders to meet demand. Big corporates & other industries swallow up technical talent. Making it really hard for SMEs & non-VC backed startups.
  • 6. How do I find a unicorn?How do I find a unicorn?
  • 7. How to find a unicorn onlineHow to find a unicorn online Connect with students Great startup community Popular jobs board
  • 8. How to find a unicorn offlineHow to find a unicorn offline Go to the events where developers will be!
  • 9. What to do when you do find a coderWhat to do when you do find a coder Ask for a portfolio of previous work Specifically examples relevant to your project
  • 10. What to do when you do find a coderWhat to do when you do find a coder Clearly state what you need Website example: Functionality -What does the website need to do? Does it need to handle user registration and transactions? How does it look -May need a designer for this (hint: Concept Cupboard) When do you need it / what is your budget?
  • 11. What to do when you do find a coderWhat to do when you do find a coder Why should they work with you? What can you offer? Competitive salary? Equity? Interesting project to work on technically?
  • 12. What to do when you do find a coderWhat to do when you do find a coder Sell your vision Why are you passionate about what you do? The best entrepreneurs are storytellers
  • 13. … and what to do if you don’t find one… and what to do if you don’t find one
  • 14. Learn to codeLearn to code learn.codingcupboard.com
  • 15. Thanks!Thanks! www.codingcupboard.com @AdamJBall adam@codingcupboard.com

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