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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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How To Find A Developer

  1. 1. How to find a developerHow to find a developer
  2. 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. 3. What is Coding Cupboard?What is Coding Cupboard?
  4. 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. 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. 6. How do I find a unicorn?How do I find a unicorn?
  7. 7. How to find a unicorn onlineHow to find a unicorn online Connect with students Great startup community Popular jobs board
  8. 8. How to find a unicorn offlineHow to find a unicorn offline Go to the events where developers will be!
  9. 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. 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. 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. 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. 13. … and what to do if you don’t find one… and what to do if you don’t find one
  14. 14. Learn to codeLearn to code learn.codingcupboard.com
  15. 15. Thanks!Thanks! www.codingcupboard.com @AdamJBall adam@codingcupboard.com

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