@Jonasnielsen
Hi I’m
Screenmailer
Featured by
Best Developer 2014
WHY DO YOU
NEED A
DEVELOPER?
IDEA
Validation
Product-Market Fit
Scale
Management $$$
1. TEst business idea
2. build simple technology
3. Build new technology
1. TEst business idea
2. build simple technology
3. Build new technology
1. “Real test”
2. Accurate data
3. CVR
4. Honest feedback
Success Criteria
1. TEst business idea
2. build simple technology
3. Build new technology
Consultants
1. TEst business idea
2. build simple technology
3. Build new technology
1. High quality software
2. fast development
Success Criteria
The generalist The specialist
HOW TO FIND
A GREAT
GENERALIST
BEST CASE:
Have a skilled and proven
developer help you
WHERE TO LOOK
1. Stack overflow
2. Angel list
3. Local meetups
4. Universities
what to look for:
1. Logical
2. fast learner
3. capable of understanding business domain
4. Attention to detail
5. High le...
what not to focus on:
1. Academic degrees
2. Programming language (but it is a signal)
3. Open source shouldn’t be a requi...
test: Knowledge about
1. kanban
2. open source
3. tdd
4. APIs
5. GIt & Github
6. Twitter bootstrap
7. DRY-principle
8. (Sc...
ask:
What have you built and
how did you do it?
jonas@screenmailer.com
Message me:
Design attributions
• Person designed by Stefania Bonacasa from the
thenounproject.com
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Some helpful tips for non-programmers when facing the challenge of hiring developers.

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How to find developers

  1. 1. @Jonasnielsen Hi I’m
  2. 2. Screenmailer Featured by
  3. 3. Best Developer 2014
  4. 4. WHY DO YOU NEED A DEVELOPER?
  5. 5. IDEA Validation Product-Market Fit Scale Management $$$
  6. 6. 1. TEst business idea 2. build simple technology 3. Build new technology
  7. 7. 1. TEst business idea 2. build simple technology 3. Build new technology
  8. 8. 1. “Real test” 2. Accurate data 3. CVR 4. Honest feedback Success Criteria
  9. 9. 1. TEst business idea 2. build simple technology 3. Build new technology
  10. 10. Consultants
  11. 11. 1. TEst business idea 2. build simple technology 3. Build new technology
  12. 12. 1. High quality software 2. fast development Success Criteria
  13. 13. The generalist The specialist
  14. 14. HOW TO FIND A GREAT GENERALIST
  15. 15. BEST CASE: Have a skilled and proven developer help you
  16. 16. WHERE TO LOOK 1. Stack overflow 2. Angel list 3. Local meetups 4. Universities
  17. 17. what to look for: 1. Logical 2. fast learner 3. capable of understanding business domain 4. Attention to detail 5. High level of quality 6. Great writing 7. Gets shit done 8. Good development process
  18. 18. what not to focus on: 1. Academic degrees 2. Programming language (but it is a signal) 3. Open source shouldn’t be a requirement 4. Don’t ask algorithmic questions
  19. 19. test: Knowledge about 1. kanban 2. open source 3. tdd 4. APIs 5. GIt & Github 6. Twitter bootstrap 7. DRY-principle 8. (Scaling)
  20. 20. ask: What have you built and how did you do it?
  21. 21. jonas@screenmailer.com Message me:
  22. 22. Design attributions • Person designed by Stefania Bonacasa from the thenounproject.com

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