London DUG 10/2013 - #CloudSpokes

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London DUG 10/2013 - #CloudSpokes

  1. 1. CloudSpokes Joshua Hoskins, October 2013
  2. 2. Feeling a bit boxed in? While at work I’m.... ● ● ● ● consistently reactive? learning new technologies? given time to innovate? stuck in a circular fashion with people you can’t stand? Over the weekend I... ● ● ● want to do something valuable quick & cool. lack motivation, cool = bigger than a breadbox. want to switch off
  3. 3. Can you relate?
  4. 4. What makes a developer happy? 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. $$$ Money $$ Elegant Code The Next Thing - Feature or Technology Design Patterns - Making things easy Solving “Real” Problems! Feeling “Complete” INNOVATION
  5. 5. Can your weekend be converted?
  6. 6. Enters CloudSpokes
  7. 7. A Marketplace for Cloud Development “With developers emerging as the New Kingmakers - the most important constituency in technology - harnessing their collective talent can be an enormous competitive advantage for businesses. For two years, CloudSpokes has been creating a virtuous cycle that allows businesses in need to reward developers for their efforts.” -- Stephen O’Grady, Principal Analyst, RedMonk
  8. 8. It works like this... a challenge is posted. SHOW ME THE MONEY!
  9. 9. Wait? Nope - We COLLABORATE!
  10. 10. Developers Like Y-O-U Submit
  11. 11. DAYS Later... you have multiple results!
  12. 12. So... You sharpened your skills to solve a “REAL” problem in an innovative way within a reasonable amount of time, with bragging rights.
  13. 13. More importantly.... If you win YOU GET PAID!
  14. 14. Why does it work? ● Elasticity, start anytime. ● Innovation, multiple versions. ● 62% More Effective
  15. 15. Got plans this weekend? Checkout CloudSpokes.com

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