What have I been up to lately?
Question: For non-tech founders, what are your thoughts about outsourcing your product development? What are the challenges you faced and would you recommend it to a first time entrepreneur?
Answer: The thing with outsourcing is that you're rolling the dice. Some outsourced projects succeed when you find a good freelancer/team, and others fail miserably because coders with no experience get brought in behind the client's back
Question: I have an idea for an app that I'd like to work with a developer on building. My goal is to have something very simple, but then as the budget and possibilities reveal themselves, expand the capabilities of the app. So, I don't want the first iteration to have all the bells and whistles, more conceptual.
With that in mind, what resources are out there to find reputable and affordable app developers, preferably freelance? Is it common to ask for a quote before getting to work? What can I expect to spend?
I just relaunched ericwaldman.ca and it's super sexy :)
ParlAmericas has asked me to adapt the interactive map for the purposes of their upcoming board elections. We changed the colour to a zesty orange and the pins show off their board members' bios! Check it out on their site.
Have the Stars in the Sky Darkened? is the thrilling story of my grandfather's escape from Nazi occupied Poland. Originally written in Hebrew, my parents produced an English translation so we could share our family's history with friends and future generations. The book is available online for free, so go ahead and give it a read!
ParlAmericas has published their project Mapping Gender-Based Political Harassment and Violence in the Americas. I am grateful to have worked with them on designing and building an interactive experience to showcase their amazing work.
Today we launched Colby Monet's new website. We put together an amazing interactive company portrait which shows off the firm's lawyers and their areas of expertise.