Masterclass 9: Working with Technical People
MASTERCLASS 9: WORKING WITH TECHNICAL PEOPLE
Almost every startup is now at least partially a tech business. In this masterclass we’ll help you demystify the terminology, processes and people needed for working on tech products, to give you the confidence to embrace the software or hardware component of your startup. By the end of it, you should have the tools you need to understand what’s being built without having to become a coder yourself.
IN THIS MASTERCLASS YOU’LL
- Learn how to work with developers to plan how much something will cost to build
- Develop an understanding of technical risks, and how to mitigate them
- Get an understanding of how developers think and communicate
- Hear what developers need from the non-technical people around them
- Go over the output of developers. What does it mean to own code, and how much is it worth?
- Investigate the idea of technical quality
This 2-hour workshop is delivered in person in Melbourne CBD and will include easy-to-understand theory, a lot of discussion, case studies and hands-on activities. You don’t need to bring anything along, but can bring a laptop or notepad and pen for notes if you wish.
Donkey Wheel House
673 Bourke Street
Please arrive at 5.45pm ready for a 6pm start. Refreshments and nibbles will be provided.
WHO SHOULD COME
We’ve designed this program specifically for time-poor startup founders and startup executives (CEOs, COOs, CTOs etc).
CAN’T MAKE IT?
Spots are strictly limited, so please let us know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org at least 24hrs in advance if you can no longer attend so it can be given to someone on the waitlist. Due to security restrictions at the venue, if you’re not on the attendee list, you won’t be able to come along.
We work with founders and teams to turn great ideas into thriving digital businesses. We’ve spent the last ten years figuring out how to build better digital products, quicker. Now, we use this know-how to get ideas off the ground and grow them into digital products that users love.
ABOUT YOUR FACILITATOR
Craig has been building software for two decades, mostly for startups, and is now a Lead Developer at Cogent. He’s worked with product teams all round the world, and likes to think he can speak to normal humans as well as to developers. Don’t be fooled though, he’s unashamedly a geek, and spends his spare time reading science fiction and building period furniture reproductions.
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