100Coders Project

There have been rumblings about creating a coder school like RefactorU or http://www.hackreactor.com/ here in Madison. That is why I wrote my last post on Learning the to code in the M.E.A.N. Stack. I want to get the ball rolling on that so today…

How to learn to program - M.E.A.N Stack

Intro We are hiring again for my venture TownSquare(currently branded 100x but we are changing that). Web developers are in high demand, the higher the skill level the higher the demand. I have had great success taking young untested but highly motivated and intelligent people with very little if…

Driven To Better Interview

Driven To Better: A couple of months ago my friend Jordan invited me to be interviewed on his podcast show Driven To Better. I am happy to anounce that the interview is now live at http://www.driventobetter.com/shiporgetoffthepot/. I start out a little mumbly and am seriously considering…

Maintainability is the name of the game

Thought technology can be a lucrative investment it depreciates quickly. If the only person or two that knows how to maintain a peace of that technology jump ship or get ‘hit by a bus’ then that depreciation happens all the faster and your investment quickly becomes worthless. Beyond that if…

My advice for those of looking for a 'job'

Maybe you graduated college 6 months ago or your last contract ended 6 months ago. What have you been doing since then? You will get asked this question and if you answer "Looking for jobs" then you will sound desperate and sad. About a year and a half ago I…

The 2nd most important thing I know about sales

The 2nd most important thing I know about sales: I am no master salesmen. When I first started out in this game I couldn't close a deal to save my life. But years of being on the front line of startups often times with my own money on the line…