Monthly Archives: January 2011

What is a fair salary for a technical co-founder in a startup?

Here’s the question: “If you’re a software engineer or developer and your asked to do a project for a lean startup to incubate and you’re asked to reduce your price in exchange for equity, what ratio of discount to equity … Continue reading

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What is the best way to structure a revenue share with programmers or developers for application development?

Here’s the question: “Developing social and mobile applications can be expensive and risky. Some programmers are willing to reduce or eliminate their fees in exchange for revenue share on the application. What is the best way to structure a deal? … Continue reading

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What are the possible career paths for an interface developer?

This depends a great deal on your personality and what you want to do. As a UX developer, you get deeply involved in how users will use the application — which lends itself well to a Product Management role. Product … Continue reading

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What’s the difference between a Lead Software Engineer and a Technical Architect?

Having done both jobs, I’d say that the difference depends on the company. From a fundamental perspective, the role of Architect has to do with overall application design – or at minimum review of designs. Some responsibilities would include: * … Continue reading

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