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Hello Tech Pros, What Products & Businesses Are You Building?

Hello Tech Pros is a podcast that explores the opportunities, challenges and anxieties that technical professionals and techpreneurs face when building their career, building their products and building their business. This show is about the people behind technology and the mindsets and skill sets they developed that led to their success. The show's host, Chad Bostick, is a 20 year veteran of the software development industry both as a practitioner and as a manager at companies like iBEAM Broadcasting, Devon Energy, Zynga and Fanduel. Chad is also an advocate for the awareness of Social Anxiety Disorder in the tech industry. His own battle in overcoming social anxieties led him to get the girl, lead the teams and launch a very successful podcast where he has interviewed over 250 guests.
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Dec 19, 2016

Dmitri Saveliev is a startup veteran with an extensive Silicon Valley background. His experience in developing banking software for Fortune 500 companies has prepared him to lead a venture of his own, ServiceWhale. Derived from his own personal frustrating experience shopping for a heating and cooling system for his home in Princeton, NJ, Dmitri founded ServiceWhale in an effort to create a true market for home improvement shopping where pricing is easily obtainable and the experience is similar to that of how consumers shop for most products and services online.

Show notes at http://hellotechpros.com/dmitri-saveliev-technology/

What You Will Learn in This Episode

  • How ServiceWhale saved 1.5 man-years by using existing frameworks and APIs instead of reinventing the mousetrap.
  • Why it has been diffifult in the past to find a "big-ticket" service provider for home renovation projects and how ServiceWhale is helping.
  • How Dmitri manages a development team spread across 5 timezones.
  • How the object-oriented "purist" developers in the past did more harm than good.
  • The problems you need to focus on when building your tech company.
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