August 31, 2012

Spreading Some Developer Love


As our modern-day society evolves into a more interconnected ecosystem via ubiquitous Internet connectivity and the adoption of diverse device usage, we are also noticing that there is growing demand for quality developers and programmers. This trend of a more forward-thinking digital society has driven companies to not only realize, but also prioritize developments in creating faster, more efficient and user-friendly digital services and applications.

Today, apps are revolutionizing the way we interact with brands and businesses, offering a new, alternative avenue to develop business relations with customers. And with APIs powering apps, these business relations are able to flourish through new channels and platforms that were never thought of before.

Just late last week, Victoria Barret wrote a great piece about a kid-run camp that teaches individuals how to code and market iPhone apps. Run by two teens who are 13-years-old (and who stress the importance of having software developing skills in this day and age), the summer camp is just another of several examples that illustrates that regardless of the type of profession or business you’re in, it is now fundamentally crucial to invest in developers, otherwise you are effectively useless. It isn’t to say that the business or profession that you take part in isn’t important, but rather, surviving in today’s app-driven, digital economy relies on having developers on your team so that you can have a chance at winning games in the same arenas with software companies like Yelp and Facebook.

The growth of the tech industry isn’t just contained in the traditional Silicon Valley area. We’re also seeing rapid growth in cities like New York, Boston, and Chicago.

So, what are you waiting for? Go build up your developer team today!