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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Our discussion this week features a lively discussion with Craig McCaw about how to find the right office space for your company. Craig is a seasoned corporate real estate executive who has worked with some the fastest growing firms in Chicago. We talk about how to get a space, what to look for when picking a space, how an office space can play a factor in developing and fostering company culture.


Craig McCaw
Twitter – @CraigMcCaw

Patrick Farrar
Twitter – @pfarrar1


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