Sunday, June 3, 2012

Is this the ‘Nerd Economy’?

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The future of the economy and economic recovery lies with the ‘nerds’- specifically, those nerds that code [..] There has never been a better time to be a nerdpreneur. San Francisco may be the hub, but this is a global movement [..]

A New Crop of Companies Is Emerging This isn’t the first time software and technology has been at the forefront. But it’s the first time developers are front and center. Not CIOs. Not IT solution sellers. DEVELOPERS. Redmonk has been talking about how developers are the new kingmakers and wielding unprecedented power thanks to the cloud, open source, and other macro trends as Andreessen wrote about. I agree. We see it every day [..].

Tried to hire a developer recently? It’s hard. Even my 8-year old daughter said she wants to learn to code (which is just plain awesome!). TechCrunch just wrote about the “great engineering shortage of 2012“.