I’m a super-fan of startups and spend as much time with other startups that I possibly can – even last night I was with our local Atlanta iOS Meetup group and we talked, among other things, starting an iOS-based company.
(Yes, it’s totally ok for WordPressers to have passions outside the WordPress-centric software development world! You knew that, of course…)
But the startup world is seeing more and more WordPress-related ventures and that’s super-exciting because it means that WordPress is getting the attention that it deserves in many respects as being a viable business foundation for entrepreneurs and startup heads. The principles are very much the same though and so are the challenges.
That’s why I’m excited to see this new (and free) coursI’ve just gotten word that Stanford is hosting that will help you get a startup going, especially if it’s not entirely WordPress-based (although some programming knowledge is required which WordPress may have already helped you with).
The course syllabus:
- Introduction and Quickstart
- Tools: VMs, IAAS/PAAS, Unix Command Line, Text Editors, DCVS
- Frontend: HTML/CSS/JS, Wireframing, Market Research
- Backend: SSJS, Databases, Frameworks, Data Pipelines
- APIs: Client-side templating, HTTP, SOA/REST/JSON, API as BizDev
- Devops: Testing, Deployment, CI, Monitoring, Performance
- Dev Scaling: DRY, Reading/Reviewing/Documenting Code, Parallelizing
- Founding: Conception, Composition, Capitalization
- Business Scaling: Promotion, CAC/LTV/Funnel, Regulation, Accounting
- Summary and Demo Week
It might be time for you to branch out, try something new and learn a few new skills this year? Perhaps even create a new career for yourself. I know that our team here at WP Daily is passionate about educating others which is why we have even started hosting local events in Atlanta – we call them Press Start events.
I hope you’re always learning, always taking the next step, always challenging yourself to go further!