Learn about Andrew’s background in tech, how he got started, and how he ended up working with Bixly. Plus we talk about his non-tech related hobbies and passions!

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Cris:

How did you get into tech?

Andrew:

Starting of, like, a software development firm. It was because I wanted to get my foot in the door as a programmer. You get to wear all the hats and so I got pretty good at project management.

Cris:

What some stuff that’s up and coming in tech right now that you’re kind of excited about?

Cris:

All right, Andrew…


Lead Gen is all about finding the right fit between a real need in clients and a real solution from your service providers and that’s what we are all about! We want to make sure that we are building the app or website that actually solves your problem and we will work with you to discover what that solution should actually be.

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Cris:

What is lead gen, Daniel, let’s talk about it. What is it? Why do we need it? Why does Bixly need it?

Daniel:

You’re looking for somebody that has the unique problem, that…


The internet of things is a term that refers to the increasing connectivity of our smart devices. When planning out your next web or app project, this becomes relevant as you start thinking about the data you may need to power your app or the data you may want to make available to others through an API.

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Andrew:

We want to take data from that device and share it somewhere else, make it accessible somewhere else. Some kind of physical device and connecting those devices to the internet so that they can have extended capabilities.

Cris:

Very…


Tech interviews are often a different animal compared to screening in other industries. The process may take longer and will likely be much more technical throughout. Here are a few things to keep in mind as you’re going through the grind of getting a job in tech.

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Alexandra:

Tech companies are going to want to look at projects that you’ve done, code samples, repos, or even ask you to do some coding for them. I’m looking to understand how you handle challenges. But it is helpful to be prepared to share about yourself. …


Code audits are a low cost, low investment process that will help your project maintain consistency and meet industry standard practices. Unless you’re planning to rebuild your app from scratch, then code audits are a benefit to every project.

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Cris:

What is a code audit?

Cody:

Code auditing prevents us from going down as a bad pathway.

Cris:

You’re looking for the red flags.

Cody:

So we’re looking for problem areas that could produce future problems.

Cris:

Thanks for joining today Cody. I wanted to talk code audits a little bit, so let’s just start by…


Getting an estimate or even a fixed-bid quote on a software project is actually quite difficult. Either, you will need to spend a decent amount of time researching and planning to get an accurate bid, or you will get a ranged estimate. Here’s how you can plan to budget accurately.

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Cris:

So Andrew, kind of talking about projects and when you’re planning out, obviously most customers are asking for estimations, or even when we’re working internally we’re having to estimate, but why is it so hard to make an estimate?

Andrew:

It makes it so hard…


At Bixly, it’s important for us to have a culture where any person of any background can succeed on our team. That means cultivating a culture of kindness and respect, making sure that once someone has been hired they are treated like they are a team member, and making sure new people you bring on continue carrying your culture in that same direction.

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Alexandra:

Hi, everyone. Welcome back to another Bixly Tech Tuesday. My name is Alexandra and I’m the Director of Marketing here at Bixly. I’m actually going to be in this next episode, along…


Devops is a hot topic in tech right now. In this episode, we talk about what is devops, how it helps your project, and what your expectations should be for a devops engineer. Sometimes devops is actually more overhead than you need on a project, but even when that’s the case, you should be future planning for devops as an essential component once your project and team get sufficiently complex.

https://youtu.be/VwOSXODvF8s

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Alexandra:

Hi, welcome back to another Bixly Tech Tuesday. My name is Alexandra and I’m the director of marketing here at Bixly. Today, I’m really excited…


We suggest having a familiarity with how software projects are structured and then finding great experts to work with. Otherwise, having a background in programming, project management, or design is a huge help. Even taking the time to fully scope your app, will make a smooth transition to getting it built right the first time.

https://youtu.be/aqTmi2OtG2I

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Cody:

Hello, welcome to another Bixly Tech Tuesday. This is Cody, and this is Cris. We’re going to be talking about tech experts today. And to get us started, we have an initial question. …


Before starting your project, it’s important to have realistic expectations of how long it takes to make custom software (and therefore how much it costs) before getting started. There’s nothing more disappointing than getting partway through a project only to realize you need to pause because you’re just too busy to dedicate the time it requires.

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Cris:

Hey, everyone. Welcome to another episode of Bixly Tech Tuesday. We’ve got Andrew and I sitting down to talk today about budgeting your time.

Cris:

So Andrew, how do you go about figuring out how to actually best budget…

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