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what do you call a person who...

MatthewG
user 84917822
London, GB
Post #: 1
What do you call the person who devises, supervises and/or writes the changes, the additions and the improvements which change a site from being an interesting business idea to a great company success?

What’s on the business card of a person who is good at assessing the standard of code for quality and completeness, a "yes they've done a good quality job for you and what's more what they have supplied is the complete programme/engine/font-back end so yes, go ahead and pay the supplier" sort of consultant?

How does this person want to get paid? By the day/month… a retainer… an earn-in? Maybe they don’t want a full time job or a “paper title” but want to work on something new & interesting & reliably paying… and on a project where coding & the site's development are a process within the start-up’s growth, not the be-all & end-all.

Most importantly though - where do I find this person?
Steve S.
CityArchitect
Ware, GB
Post #: 1
Well, essentially its your CTO, someone with the right technical skills, with an eye on your direction, and an inside knowledge of your business model.

I don't think you can get this for free, and despite your inference that this is only a once-off task and that technology isn't really key for you, I really can't agree. Technology IS the edge today more than ever, despite it getting cheaper and cheaper, its how you use technology to get the edge, not what it costs.

Find a CTO that you can trust, someone you can respect, give them some equity, some part in the future of your business. It doesn't have to be full time, I imagine most CTOs have their fingers in lots of pies, spreading their interests (variety is the spice of life), and taking on lots of challenges (what really counts, it's the buzz).

"Developers & Entrepreneurs" is close, but a CTO understands technology strategy, infrastructure and how to make technology give you the edge.

Steve S.
CityArchitect
Ware, GB
Post #: 2
And Matthew, although you are looking for a Solution Architect, there is no way to contact you.

Steve
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