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Kickstart My Idea
I have an idea and a dream to turn that idea into a product and business.
I am ready to make that dream into a reality, to build my product, build my business, and build my new life.Get Started
Accelerate My Team
I have a product in development but making improvements and changes is slow or expensive and when I finally do get them it turns out they are not what my customers need.
I am ready to make a change so I can quickly and efficiently deliver what my customers want.Level Up
The Rails New Command
Creating a brand new Rails application.
Ruby Version Management
Use the right version of Ruby for the job.
The Annotated Guide to a New Rails Application
A guide to make working with your Rails application more productive and joyful.
Small Steps Forward
Improving your product and business in small incremental steps.
VAB: The Voom Acronym Ban
Better communication through words.
Make Your Specs Into Stories
Use the power of narrative to make your tests easier to understand.
Types of Specifications
The five types of specifics present in all software projects
Specifications Not Tests
Stop writing tests and start writing specifications.
A New Way for Leaders to Measure Software Development Work
Tech and Startups
Since the dawn of the computer, we have wondered how should we measure our development success without disenfranchising our developers.
Grow from Engineer to Engineering Coach
Tech and Startups
This software engineer is working to expand his career to coaching and training. Damien Burke and Alex Salinsky are here to help!
Going Off the Rails with Damien Burke
Greater Than Code
Damien Burke talks about life being hard: How do we make things easy?
Also: treating expertise as transferable to different fields, loving yourself unconditionally, his background in theater and applying it to tech, and "ontological coaching."
Hiring for Diversity and Creating Welcoming Atmosphere to Grow Your Team
Tech And Startups
A panel of tech leaders and diversity experts talk about the real life dilemmas around growing your team in a way that welcomes diversity of background, experience, and thought.
In Front of a Crowd
Storytime with Managers
Damien Burke, founder of Talaria Software, talks with host Jennifer Tu about how to build rapport and comfort with a crowd.
Storytime with Managers
Damien Burke, founder of Talaria Software, talks with host Jennifer Tu about his experiences transitioning a software team to remote work.
Facebook Live Videos
Why Non-Software People Should Start Software Businesses
Non-software people are the best people to start a software business.
Startups and the Scientific Method
How to use the power of science to make your new company successful.
You're a Programmer, Why Aren't You Rich?
What does it mean to be rich, why programmers should be rich, why you aren't rich, and how to get rich in four simple steps.
Three Things to Never Do When Building Software for Your Business
Learn the three things you should never do when building custom software for your business and the one thing you absolutely must do.
How to Know You are Ready to Start a Software Company
Now is a great time to start a new software company, if you are ready.
How to Start a Software Company When You are Non-Technical
You can start a software startup, even if you know absolutely nothing about computers, code, or software. I explain how to do it and answer all of your questions.
The Three People You Need in Your Software Startup
Who are the three people you need in your software startup, how can you identify them, and what will happen if you don't have them.
Goldilocks Communication Plans
Strategies for the ideal communication schedule. Learn how to avoid having too many meetings or too few.
Going Remote for Software Teams
How to transition your software team to fully remote work.
Software is a means to an end. Your real goals are to delight your customers, grow your business, and make people's lives better. Building software is only valuable when it helps you do those things.
In order to do that you need to your software to adapt quickly to changes in your environment and in your understanding. And you need to do that in a way that is sustainable because you are in this for the long haul.
Develop your products rapidly in order to get to market faster and find product-market fit sooner.
Save time and money with sustainable practices that ensure you can keep moving forward at a steady pace.
Create products that your customers will love through continual, sustainable feedback and adjustment.
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This step-by-step workbook for entreprenuers of all experience-levels and types. At the end of these 46-pages you'll have a plan laid out and will have already taken the first steps.Download Now