You've researched, synthesized data, iterated, and sketched your little heart out! Awesome! But now what? You need to build software! But there's a lot of options and ways to get it done. In a whirlwind overview I'll cover the basics in three half-hour segments, followed by a half-hour of whatever you want to know! During this course I'll try to answer the following questions you may have:
- Getting help: Can I do this myself? What are the pros and cons of hiring someone, contracting out, or fully outsourcing my project? What are some of the roles and people I'll work with? How does the software development process work?
- Dealing with success: What techniques and technologies should I look at to make sure my site is ready to scale? How can I make sure my database is running optimally? How do I cache data? How can I make sure pages load as quickly as possible for my users? I keep hearing about the cloud, will that help and how?
All you need to bring is the note taking implements of your choice and all the questions that you have about web software development!
This class will be lead by AC4D grad Jesse Jack. Jesse is a Founder and Managing Partner at Source Spring where he's helped companies like Bedrock, My Campus Tutors, and MMX Healthcare launch software products. Prior to Source Spring, Jesse co-founded Front Gate Tickets, developed their e-commerce platform, and scaled it to a nationwide ticketing platform that handles large scale events like Coachella, Lollapalooza and Austin City Limits Festival.