Posts with tag: Startups

Career choices for programmers

Sep 30, 2018

In the last couple of years, I have tried different careers as a programmer. First, I tried a part-time office job for some time and then I went remote in the same company. Then, I did some freelancing and now I am trying to do freelancing + entrepreneurship. It’s interesting that all this happened is less than 2 years. After going through each of the career models and trying to find my fit, I realized that there are very few key differences between them.

The story of Clipjump - Lessons learned while reaching 100k+ downloads as a 17-yr old

Sep 22, 2018

I started developing Clipjump in March 2013, and by the same month, next year, it had 100k+ downloads. And just so you know, this was done without any marketing or outreach. I had no contacts, no industry experience and I was still in school. But the product found love and it kind of grew organically. This is Clipjump’s story. How it all started? Back in 2012, I decided to learn to program and make things.

The N% handicap - How to startup without leaving job

Sep 18, 2018

Most of us have plans to do our own business at some point in our lives, right? Let’s be our own boss for once! But make no mistake, starting your own thing is not easy and that’s the reason most of us are stuck in our daily jobs. The only way to start a business in the current scenario seems like resigning from the job or dropping out of college and going all in.

How to find your best career fit

Aug 25, 2018

The more I go through trying to build my career, the more I realize finding your dream “career” is way simpler than it looks. I will give an example. Almost everyone wants to be startup founders, you know, running a million/billion dollar business like Elon Musk or Mark Zuckerburg. But do you really want to be like them? That is, are you ready to take the 16 hour work days their work requires sometime?

Move Fast and Break Things - How it works

Aug 11, 2018

Move Fast and Break Things - such a popular saying in the startup world. Some are so in favor of it that they sing it everyday while there are others that absolutely loathe it. I, for one, used to be not much of a strong believer in this. But then, through my own life experiences, I realized how this works. There are two components to it - (1) Move Fast