Startup Do's and Don'ts
Last night Om and I sat down with Matt Mullenweg, lead developer of open-source blogging software WordPress and a recent founder of Automattic. Automattic is a software services company centered around the WordPress blogging platform. This podcast is a little geeky and aimed at entrepreneurs just getting started and in need of technical advice.
What does it take to launch a successful startup? In this week's PodSession we discuss identifying your customers, how to build to scale, how to decide on a programming language (Rails vs. PHP vs. ?), how to design for your users, and what concepts (such as spam) you cannot afford to overlook. Matt jumps in with some stories from the front line of software development with close to 200,000 active users on hosted blog site WordPress.com and about 40 million blog spam messages blocked on Akismet.
This week's PodSession, Startup Do's and Don'ts, is 22 minutes in length, a 10 MB download.