In my previous blog post Developers: Running Your Own Company Isn’t Only About Writing Code I talked about developers (a.k.a. programmers) need much more than programming skills to run their own company. This post is for the business people who always ask: “How do I find a good developer to help build my idea”
It’s a good question. Finding the first developer is a very important step in growing your business. This person will likely turn out to be the CTO because you have built a good rapport with them. This person will be the reason why other developers come (or dont come!) to your company. Since developers want to work with other smart developers.
I will highlight some things that go through developers heads so you can be aware of it and address it when you approach them. Then I will suggest some steps on how to find them. For ease of writing, I am going to refer to the business person as Bill and the elusive programmer as Peter.