On 4th July, StartupRoots kicked off its speaker series, which was held for the second year running. The audience was invited to a friendly debate on “Which language is right for your startup“, between three respected geeks in Singapore, Calvin Cheng (Python), Michael Cheng (PHP) and Sau Sheong (Ruby).
This coming Wednesday, StartupRoots seeks to close the widening gap between fresh blood and the seasoned leaders in Singapore’s startup community. For those venturing into their own business (especially for the first time), here’s an opportunity for you to find out how to build a company that lasts. Read more
To those outside the technology scene, programmers speak jargon-filled alien languages. Understanding their technobabble is a challenge for me as well, despite having cut my teeth in the tech startup world for about a year now.
At the StartupRootsSG Panel held at Hackerspace Singapore yesterday, an interesting discussion raged about the granular differences between PHP, Ruby, and Python. The three wise men representing each domain were Michael Cheng, Sau Sheong, and Calvin Cheng respectively.
Vociferous laughter, inside jokes, and light jabbing filled the already cramped room, but for poor sobs like me who think Python is a slithery animal, the event felt like an intergalactic confab for the United Federation of Planets.
So now you understand the predicament facing non-technical startup founders who want to hire a developer into the team. How do you evaluate someone who speaks in an entirely different (programming) language? Read more
Next up in the Startup Roots Singapore speaker series is Andrew ‘Bunnie’ Huang, Co-founder of Chumby. The fireside chat will start at 7pm.
When: Thursday, 30th June 2011
Where: HackerspaceSG, 70A Bussorah St, Singapore 199483 (Map
and bring your tickets (email or otherwise) confirmation for admission purposes.
After the official kickoff of the Singapore Startup Roots Speaker Series by Neoteny Labs’ Joichi “Joi” Ito two weeks ago, next up we have Carl Coreyll-Martin, the Managing Director of Pivotal Labs Singapore. He will speak about the “Wringing out the Muda, Mura and Muri in your Software Process”. Read more