Entrepreneurship is highly encouraged by young technologists. However, very few younger developers have a great deal of architecture experience when first launching a new tech startup. Bootstrapping startups can’t afford to hire an experienced architect, but they still must make important decisions in order to position their application to scale and pivot as needed. Continuous integration and low-cost DevOps are critical areas of concern for a small team with limited resources and experience.
Tiffany Mikell shares how she was able to level up and make the solid architecture decisions necessary to build a successful SaaS tech startup, covering:
Tiffany Mikell is the CEO/CTO of BSMdotCo. Tiffany has over 10 years of professional experience in technology, entrepreneurship, and education design. She began her career as Java developer and technical architect with a specialization in ERP, BI, and SaaS-based solutions at Accenture, where she led a series of company-wide open source initiatives. In 2010, Tiffany founded a successful technology consulting firm to develop SaaS platforms for nonprofits and social enterprises. In 2013, she helped Dev Bootcamp launch its Chicago location and played a key role on the founding team. Her current ventures are focused on building tools for real-time, browser-based communication with a focus on adult education.
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