what i have learnt   working with     startups.     phil calçado       @pcalcadohttp://philcalcado.com
hi, i am phil.
i work here:
mandatory “we are hiring” plug:  http://soundcloud.com/jobs
but i used to work here:
“we are in trouble.get those agile peoplein.”
often too late.
how it all begins
startups take on debt
startups take on debtfinancialtechnical
financial debt(oversimplified)
Weekend hack
Uh? People are using this...
We are onTechCrunch!
Pump in new features!
More people!
A-RoundInvestment
tech debt(oversimplified)            http://martinfowler.com/bliki/TechnicalDebt.html
Weekend hack
Uh? People are using this...
We are onTechCrunch!
Pump in new features!
More people!
A-RoundInvestment
Moreengineers!
MoreFeatures!  Fast!
we solve financialproblems with re$ources
technical problemsrequire re$ources andtime
why it happens
cause #1:getting shit out.            http://martinfowler.com/bliki/TechnicalDebt.html
you dont want to be
“I thought we weregoing to build a better Facebook,[But] within30 minutes I realized,Oh my God, its broken. Holy shit, we ...
a startupneeds tovalidateits idea.soon.   http://tinyurl.com/leanstartupbook
we all know what thatmeans
cause #2:we like it easy.
simple:●one role●one task●one concept●one dimension           http://www.infoq.com/presentations/Simple-Made-Easy
easy:●near, at hand●near to ourunderstanding,skill set          http://www.infoq.com/presentations/Simple-Made-Easy
top 3 measures for minimising damage
#1dont stop the world.the industry wont wait●until you have it allfixed.
#2careful with interestvs. principal.measure investment made●because of tech debt;paying principal may becheaper in the me...
#3break the big ball ofmud.componentise your●infrastructure; even ifthis means duplicatedcode for a while. usequeues and w...
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  1. what i have learnt working with startups. phil calçado @pcalcadohttp://philcalcado.com
  2. hi, i am phil.
  3. i work here:
  4. mandatory “we are hiring” plug: http://soundcloud.com/jobs
  5. but i used to work here:
  6. “we are in trouble.get those agile peoplein.”
  7. often too late.
  8. how it all begins
  9. startups take on debt
  10. startups take on debtfinancialtechnical
  11. financial debt(oversimplified)
  12. Weekend hack
  13. Uh? People are using this...
  14. We are onTechCrunch!
  15. Pump in new features!
  16. More people!
  17. A-RoundInvestment
  18. tech debt(oversimplified) http://martinfowler.com/bliki/TechnicalDebt.html
  19. Weekend hack
  20. Uh? People are using this...
  21. We are onTechCrunch!
  22. Pump in new features!
  23. More people!
  24. A-RoundInvestment
  25. Moreengineers!
  26. MoreFeatures! Fast!
  27. we solve financialproblems with re$ources
  28. technical problemsrequire re$ources andtime
  29. why it happens
  30. cause #1:getting shit out. http://martinfowler.com/bliki/TechnicalDebt.html
  31. you dont want to be
  32. “I thought we weregoing to build a better Facebook,[But] within30 minutes I realized,Oh my God, its broken. Holy shit, we totally fucked up.” http://www.fastcompany.com/magazine/160/bill-nguyen-startups
  33. a startupneeds tovalidateits idea.soon. http://tinyurl.com/leanstartupbook
  34. we all know what thatmeans
  35. cause #2:we like it easy.
  36. simple:●one role●one task●one concept●one dimension http://www.infoq.com/presentations/Simple-Made-Easy
  37. easy:●near, at hand●near to ourunderstanding,skill set http://www.infoq.com/presentations/Simple-Made-Easy
  38. top 3 measures for minimising damage
  39. #1dont stop the world.the industry wont wait●until you have it allfixed.
  40. #2careful with interestvs. principal.measure investment made●because of tech debt;paying principal may becheaper in the mediumterm.
  41. #3break the big ball ofmud.componentise your●infrastructure; even ifthis means duplicatedcode for a while. usequeues and webservices.

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