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Startup Workshop - Avoiding Technical Pitfalls

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WeWork,Rosslyn

1201 Wilson Blvd

Washington, DC 22209

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Building a startup is very hard but often, founders make it even harder on themselves by falling into avoidable technical traps. It is not unusual for a startup to get caught in a quagmire of technical issues which ultimately preclude any chance of success - no matter how strong the idea. In this workshop, we will explore the most common areas where startups stumble when developing their initial product. We will cover concepts such as:

  • Choosing the right "tech stack"
  • CMS (e.g. Wordpress) vs Custom Development
  • Hiring technical personnel (Upwork, LinkedIn, Craigslist, etc)
  • Budget
  • Technical Debt


WHO

If you are part of a startup without a technical team or thinking of joining/launching your own startup, this workshop is for you. The startup world is littered with cautionary tales of companies that spent hundreds of thousands on a product no one wants, choosing the wrong technical solutions, or worse - the wrong technical personnel. Our presenter, Dan Kwon, will use real-world examples from his experience as a full-stack web and mobile engineer for 7 years with over 30 startups to identify the telltale signs to look out for when running your own startup. Most of these pitfalls are avoidable and fall into broad patterns that can be recognized early.


SPEAKER

Dan Kwon is a full stack software engineer who has been working with startups, development agencies, and corporations since 2012. He is the founder of Vertex 360 which is a cloud-based development platform that makes it easy to create beautiful, professional websites. Promote your business, work, or just test out new ideas. Vertex 360 has everything you need to create a customized, high-quality free website.

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Please bring a laptop.

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