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Venkat D.

Location:

Brooklyn, NY
Hometown: Brooklyn

Member since:

January 11, 2014

Tell us about yourself (professionally). What technical leadership experience do you have already?

I help build the mvp for funded startups and also provide direction when handing off the product to their CTO. I have experience implementing lightweight development processes for small 1-5 person tech teams.

What languages/frameworks do you program in (Java, .NET, PHP, Ruby, etc.)? What is your favorite, if different?

Ruby, Javascript, PHP Ruby is by far my favorite because it allows you to write OOP without a lot of overhead.

What topics might you be interested in?

Growing a team

Do you have any specific areas of expertise? Would you be willing to share it with the group?

Lightweight development processes. Problem solving: how to solve problems quickly without spinning your wheels. I have trained several beginner developers how to think. I think thought process is what sets the best developers apart from the mediocre ones. There is too much focus on tools and languages in my opinion.

What is your favorite version control system and why?

I've only used git so I don't have an informed opinion on this. I do like it because of the service GitHub provides. They have excellent tools for code reviews and pull requests.

Introduction

I bounced between many ideas in the tech world until I realized that I needed to focus on what made me passionate: helping people create things with technology.


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