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Helping students transition from the laboratory to robotics startup | TechCrunch

https://techcrunch.com/2017/07/22/helping-students-transition-from-the-laboratory-to-robotics-startup/?ncid=rss&utm_source=tcfbpage&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Techcrunch+%28TechCrunch%29&utm_content=FaceBook&sr_share=facebook “How do I launch a successful startup?” Simple advice: “find a problem that needs solving, address a need that already exists, and don’t go offering up solutions in search of problems” Oh, and get a day job. Learn the industry and the ins and outs of running a business from someone who’s already in

Why Hardware Is Hard, But Easier Than Ever – Hackster’s Blog

https://blog.hackster.io/why-hardware-is-hard-but-easier-than-ever-eeca5d464726 Hardware is hard is so commonly said it has become a cliché. Yeah, you know it’s hard, but why exactly? This article discusses this in detail. Fortunately, there is good news too — developing and launching a new hardware product is easier now than it’s ever been.  Making hardware is hard because developing a hardware product encompasses multiple fields

Why “Agile” and especially Scrum are terrible | Michael O. Church

https://michaelochurch.wordpress.com/2015/06/06/why-agile-and-especially-scrum-are-terrible/ Agility is a good thing, no doubt, and the Agile Manifestoisn’t unreasonable. Compared to a straw-man practice called “Waterfall”, Agile is notably superior.  This article argues that much of Agile as-practiced is deeply harmful. The writer don’t really think that the Agile/Waterfall dichotomy is useful in the first place. Writer has seen a variety of Agile,

The Difference Between A Programmer, Coder, Developer And Engineer » TechWorm

https://www.techworm.net/2016/09/difference-programmer-coder-developer-engineer.html Do you know the difference between a Programmer, Coder, Developer and Engineer? Different titles can be very confusing even for those who are working in the technology industry.  In reality, it depends upon organization to organization and how these terms are used by them in their industry, as these terms are often interchangeable.  This

Steve Wozniak Echoes Advice of Other Disrupters and Leaders

http://www.machinedesign.com/community/steve-wozniak-echoes-advice-other-disrupters-and-leaders Engineering is known for being a good, well-paid, in-demand job. However, these aspects may not have anything to do with happiness or a healthy work/life balance—or a healthy life at all. Defining what you want and who you want to be and sticking to that is important for happiness. 1. Don’t worry about money

Finnish startups attract the most venture capital in Europe

http://fvca.fi/en/news/finnish_startups_attract_the_most_venture_capital_in_europe.1480.news Finland heads the charts in European venture capital investments in startup and early stage growth companies as percentage of GDP between 2012 and 2016. In 2016, Finnish startup and early stage growth companies raised the second highest amount of venture capital funding in Europe when looking at investments as percentage of GDP.

The common ways software costs to sneak in | Opensource.com

https://opensource.com/article/17/2/hidden-costs-free-software?sc_cid=7016000000127ECAAY We’re used to hearing of software being described as “free as in freedom” and “free as in beer.” But there’s another kind of “free” that doesn’t get talked about as much: “free as in puppy.” This concept is based around the idea that when someone gives you a free puppy, that puppy isn’t really free. There’s

Why the last thing open source needs is more corporate oversight – TechRepublic

http://www.techrepublic.com/article/why-the-last-thing-open-source-needs-is-more-corporate-oversight/ Well-intentioned people keep proposing solutions to open source governance and revenue models. They’re wrong. Here’s why. According to a new Black Duck survey, developers can’t get enough of open source, ramping up open source adoption by 60% last year. Why the uptick? A whopping 84% cited superior cost savings, ease-of-access, and no vendor lock-in. Open

What to know before you open source your project

https://opensource.com/article/17/6/what-know-you-open-source-your-project?sc_cid=7016000000127ECAAY Before your company makes a project open source, make sure you’re ready for all your new responsibilities to the community that forms around it. It’s the ecosystem, stupid With so much innovation happening in open source projects, why not take advantage of it across your product and supply chain?

Great DevOps engineers follow these five laws

https://opensource.com/open-organization/17/5/5-devops-laws “A good engineer is a lazy engineer,” some will say. And to a certain extent, it’s true: Laziness is a great quality if you’re automating repetitive tasks.” Banish the phrase, “I don’t know” . But saying, “I’ll have to do some research,” or “I know someone that might be able to point me in the