Tag: Developer

A unique online interview with Portland’s Adam DuVander about his new book

After having had the opportunity to sit through any number of virtual events, interview, panels, and presentations over the last 15 months, I’m always happy to see someone taking a creative bent to delivering content online. Like this recent conversation with Portland’s Adam DuVander, author of Developer Marketing Does Not Exist.

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Interested in attracting software developers as customers? Portland’s Adam DuVander could write a book about it. And did.

Writing a book is hard. Getting it published is even harder. And so, in many ways, I always think of the journey of being an author akin to the journey of being a startup founder. So when a long time member of the Portland startup community gets the opportunity to publish a book, it’s a win on any number of fronts. Which is why I was incredibly happy to see Adam DuVander’s new book hit the proverbial shelves, recently.

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Seeking a solution for creating elegant documentation, collaboratively?

Speaking of collaborative documentation, another interesting startup just crossed my proverbial desk. Oh wait. It is actually a desk. No proverbs needed. Anyway, I just encountered another startup here in town that’s looking to simplify collaborative documentation. And it’s built an elegant and straightforward solution for it. Meet Portway.

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Two Oregon software developers write the scripts on Stephen Colbert’s startup, Scripto

When it comes to startups, it’s not always Oregon based founders who figure prominently in the trajectory of a company. Especially in this new “work from anywhere as long as it’s not around other people” world. That’s why I thought you might be interested in the random fact that 18% of Stephen Colbert‘s startup — yes, you read that right — are Oregonians.

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Seeking mentoring from another developer? Thanks to Portland’s collaborative culture you can ask-a-dev

There are any number of things I love about Portland and its collaborative culture. But the one thing that impresses me, time and time again, is the prevalent willingness to mentor one another. To take a few minutes out of your day to help someone else reason through a problem. To share what you believe to be common sense (even though it’s not). And to help others grow into roles—and give back, in turn.

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It's no secret that Adam DuVander knows APIs. Now that knowledge is accessible to EveryDeveloper.

He’s been talking about mapping APIs since way back when. In fact, he wrote the book on map scripting. As if that wasn’t enough, he was lead editor for ProgrammableWeb, the go to resource for API information. Now, Adam DuVander is making that API knowledge even more accessible. Meet EveryDeveloper. Read More

Bringing the developer community together: PDX Dev Week plans weeklong series of events, July 28

Portland has a great community of developers. And maybe, that’s something that we should do a little more to celebrate. That’s the idea behind PDX Dev Week, a week of amazing events for developer types, beginning July 28. Read More

Playing a familiar tune: Adam DuVander joins Orchestrate as director of developer relations

I’m always a fan of Portland startups securing experienced talent—especially when it’s local talent. And that’s why I’m happy to report that local tech booster Adam DuVander has joined Portland startup Orchestrate as director of developer relations. Read More

What's the going rate for a junior developer in Portland?

We’ve all heard about—or directly suffered through—the shortage of development talent that plagues the startup scene. And it’s no different in Portland. Talent is at a premium. But what exactly does that scarcity do to the costs for today’s startups? Ted Timmons spent some time digging into that question. Read More

How did you learn to program?

I get asked a few times a week how people can learn to program. I felt like if more people shared their stories it might help people to understand how many different ways people teach themselves to work with code. Read More

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