Learn about Cris’s background in hardware, how he got at Apple, before joining the Bixly team to be a part of a startup. Also, hear about his other passions like hiking and soccer!

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Cris:

They will be very surprised at what they hear. So from the smallest age imaginable that I can remember, I was always around motherboards and CPU… That I never want to leave computers ever. Whereas me, it was hardware and tinkering and telling people what to do.

Alexandra:

Okay. Yep. Yep. That sounds about right.

Alexandra:

Hey Cris, so we’ve actually switched seats…


Automated hosting is kind of like flying a plan with just an autopilot. Managed hosting is like flying a plane with both a trained pilot and autopilot. When you have an application that is core to your business or your clients’ businesses, you want to have a sysadmin managing your servers to have the most reliable product.

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Cody:

Oh, everything’s broken. Why did we hire you? Oh, everything works. Why did we hire you? It’s a lot of that.

Cris:

So what is managed hosting?

Cody:

It’s a bit like being in an…


Learn about Cody’s background in tech, how he got started with a hobby in game programming, to freelancing web development, to joining and growing with the Bixly team! Also, hear about his other passions like photography and sailing.

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Cody:

I was doing simple programming for games and stuff since I was 12 years old.

Cris:

Flash, gaming, moving over to the web, seeing the industries pivot. What’s new? What’s exciting right now out there?

Cris:

Cody, I’m super excited and stoked. We are doing a little series called getting to know the Bixly team and so…


In a world of endless SaaS and web apps, it’s easy to have dozens of apps powering your business that may start to overlap. It’s easy to jump from one great tool, to the next, newest great tool. Let’s talk about how to leverage tech in a way that really helps your team and when you should start looking at a custom solution.

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Cris:

We’ve used Assembla. We’ve used — We’ve used Basecamp. Name any of them and we’ve used them.

Andrew:

Certainly there’s the it’s new, it’s hot, it’s exciting. That’s definitely a thing.

Cris:


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…

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