Sergiusz Start working as a physicist in a R&D company just to write a Django app +_+
🏒 Lucian Marin That's how I started with Python. In 2012 I joined a startup to learn Django.
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Cole Hudson Curious what percentage of the world's knowledge of how to build advanced, commercial robotics is available within Boston Dynamics exclusively. Skydio also comes to mind as having great autonomous navigation software. Hope they generalize (and/or sell) the technology that allows them to build relatively small and nimble robots, would like to see more startups in that space.
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Cole Hudson there's a great book to be written on the economic impact of rails. i'd love to see a side by side graph showing rails adoption and the number of launched startups
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😃 Javier Rails was so popular that people started mistaking Rails with Ruby as in: "I program in Rails". For some unknown reason to me did not embed in the internals of Linux distributions, it was always an option, like Lisp.
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Dan Heath Could enterprise learn to act like a small business by changing its approach to its tooling?
Ritardando Arguably, no. Enterprises are mainly political orgs designed to manage problems or administer services, and not solve them. SMBs and startups are even separate, where SMBs are usually services delivery heavy, where a startup is a product company focused on growth. You developing a product?
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Dan Heath Who can share an example of technology initially used in a personal context which has shifted into a business/enterprise environment?
Ritardando IRC is now Slack. BYOD everything. Enterprise is different from business, as enterprise is basically bureaucracy/institution, where business includes startups and SMBs. The entire security market originated in personal hacking tools, etc.
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😏 Yt L. Anyone watch anything on Quibi? I subscribed after reading an article about how terrible it was because I want to help give a new thing a chance, but I've not found anything good to watch on it.
🌊 Zero Two Quibi was just another startup hyped up by investor with no market knowledge
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😶 Pipas_ Do you think new websites like this are ever going to break people's reliance on the big players like FB/Twitter or are they always destined for smaller and niche communities?
🚫 Zero Bomb Maybe these small cannabis startups will break people's reliance on the big players of alcohol and tobacco companies. What is more likely is that the big players will copy or outright take over any successful companies in the space. Text only is in the same boat, but probably even easier for big tech companies to copy than cannabis.
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Romain Anyone working on his Lean Startup comany around ? What are you building ?
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Madiba hello embarking on a new chapter of my life ( startup), feeling cute might give up later
Ice If you could, how would you personally improve the UX of this site?
🤮 Chalupa Gordito to not have this be the highest ranking topic. but nice work on the site - I do love to see people doing social media startups.
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Michael Shang The Millionaire Fastlane (its a super cheesy title but it would really help open your eyes about money).
Wes That's a good book. Some others that affected the way I see business and finances are The Four Hour Work Week, The Lean Startup and Rich Dad Poor Dad
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👽 Massimo life update: not really eating meat anymore, stopped drinking coffee, sleep schedule is still fucked. I'm not really doing anything with music, but I've been drawing some. I'm skating again. I've been working at a startup for the last 2 years and it's doing fairly well. Post corona goals: move to the east bay or a new city, sleep more, get a dog
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👽 Paul Webb I pre-ordered a book, The Epic Guide to Bootstrapping a Startup by Yourself (, a few months ago and the author made the first section available recently. I finally finished it and it was refreshing to read something that wasn't startup bullshit. There was "homework" at the end of the first section and it's to not work on ANYTHING regarding your startup for a straight week. So, I'm going to work on my social network idea. (:
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☕ David Antoine I have read some reports about Fitbit not being in a good shape financially. Their selling volume has sharply dropped (35% y.o.y) the last Q4, if I remember correctly, and they are restructuring as well. Hopefully they will survive, it would be sad, especially after having bought Pebble assets... I would like to see what they would come up with.
🤔 John I did a little research the other day. They have an insane amount of cash on hand for runway, and they made 3 really smart acquisitions (pebble, coin, and a Romanian e-ink luxury watch startup). I actually bought some shares after reading up. I think they have a really good chance of delivering a unique smartwatch that can compete pretty well. At the same time the stock will probably continue to trend downwards until the watch is launched and has proven sales, which will not be fast since they are integrating those 3 acquisitions. I'll personally probably buy more shares if it's still below $6 when the new watch is announced.
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☕ David Antoine The fingerprint scanner will eventually be placed on the back of the phone if they can't embed it under the screen... We will see, but I'm more curious about the next Apple watch, especially if it is capable of measuring blood sugar levels, according to some reports/rumors. This could be a big selling point as well as being very useful for diabetics I guess, if done right of course.
🤔 John I'm really curious to see what FitBit comes up with for a smartwatch after buying Pebble and a couple other startups.
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🤔 John I was reminded of the Chuck E. Cheese story when it popped up again as an NPR "How I Built This" podcast. CEC was ubiquitious growing up in the 90's, but I never thought about it as a technology startup. Really worth a listen. For me, it's a good reminder that tech companies can do more than apps and websites.
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