Episode 11 looks at the topics of mentorship and building out a work like balance that you can be excited for. My guest is Zack Gilbert (https://twitter.com/zackgilbert) a freelance software engineer who specializes in early stage product development. Zack has built his career into a mix of being able to work with new and exiting technologies while also maintaining a life where he travels the world experiencing new and exciting areas across the world.

We sat down to discuss the various varieties of mentorship we’ve experienced and practical approaches to building a freelancer career that has a promising work life balance. Zack’s background developing communities and career are a perfect treat for this topic and discussion.


Zack Gilbert
Twitter – @zackgilbert

Patrick Farrar
Twitter – @pfarrar1


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In the episode Finding the Right Development Talent, Building Highly Functional Development Teams, we look at what it takes to grow, build and retain a development team and how software developers identify product opportunities in the marketplace. Our guest Andy Abbott is technology entrepreneur in Chicago who has co-founded multiple startups including BookedOut, which was acquired this past fall the Chicago based firm Shiftgig. Andy is also the founder of the Chicago .NET Developers group (http://www.chicagodev.net).

Andy talks about his latest project Heretik (heretik.io) and how him and his team were able to identify opportunity in the marketplace and also shares his experiences of building out software teams for startups and enterprise firms.


Andy Abbott
Twitter – @asabbott

Patrick Farrar
Twitter – @pfarrar1


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In this episode, we look at what an MVP is and how it can be utilized when developing product and getting to market. We talk with our guest Adam Yala about techniques and things to consider when building out an MVP and common pitfalls to avoid when getting a new product to market.


If you follow up questions regarding this episode please reach out and we will help answer questions that we can.

Adam Yala
Github – https://github.com/adamyala

Patrick Farrar
Twitter – @pfarrar1
Github – https://github.com/pfarrar1


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