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Dear engineers, you are doing a great job but there is more to do

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Dear engineers, you are doing a great job but there is more to do

  1. 1. Technical Co-founder Dear engineers, you are doing a great job but there is more to do. by Piotr Wilam @piotrwilam
  2. 2. Dave McClure says to start a startup you need: HIPSTER HUSTLER product guy & HACKER sales guy software guy @piotrwilam
  3. 3. Dave McClure says to start a startup you need: HIPSTER HUSTLER product guy & HACKER sales guy software guy What is this guy role? @piotrwilam
  4. 4. The software guy has two goals: ˈsɒf(t)wɛː gʌɪ • to make the product work as specified by the product guy • to help define the best product @piotrwilam
  5. 5. The first point is a must. If the software guy cannot deliver the product, there is something wrong. @piotrwilam
  6. 6. How the software guy helps to define the best product: The insights of software guy may help with optimisation of production costs design functionality product architecture alternative way to build the product …to a different product long-term vision of the product @piotrwilam
  7. 7. The technical co-founder A technical co-founder is a software guy in a startup team who makes the product work and helps the product guy to make the specification Roles: Delivery and help @piotrwilam
  8. 8. Spectrum of business participation for the technical co-founder product UX and functionality product architecture an alternative way to build the product and eventually a different product due to the technology used long-term vision of the product production costs all team issues all business issues understanding: the customer and their problems product design and product management the business model of the company financing and business assumptions @piotrwilam
  9. 9. If the software guy helps in all of them, there is full participation of the technical co-founder in the business. In such a case, there is full partnership. @piotrwilam
  10. 10. A threefold appeal to software engineers in Central and Eastern Europe. 1. Participate in startups. 2. Become technical co-founders. 3. Become technical co-founders who not only deliver products, but also embrace the whole spectrum of duties in the above list. @piotrwilam
  11. 11. In my opinion, the future of the region depends on software engineers. Let’s have hundreds of first-class technical co-founders over here. @piotrwilam

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