YEC Members Talk Technology
YEC members are experts in many fields. From technology to food innovation, they’ve started successful and forward-thinking companies across a variety of industries and gained first-hand knowledge of the challenges of starting and sustaining a business. This week, our members offer insight on the best practices and insider tips on technology trends.
In our recent Techli article, we asked nine YEC members what their favorite hosting service for a high-traffic WordPress site is and why? From WPEngine to Bluehost, their answers give great insight into the best services to use.
YEC contributors: Alex Miller, PosiRank LLC; Guillermo Ortiz, Geek Powered Studios; Sean Ogle, Location 180, LLC; Blair Thomas, EMerchantBroker; Vladimir Gendelman, Company Folders, Inc; Justin Beegel, Infographic World, Inc.; Obinna Ekezie, Wakanow.com; Matthew Capala, Search Decoder; Reuben Yonatan, GetVoIP.
Bugs are a common occurrence in the business world. To learn how to ensure bug reporting runs smoothly, we wanted to know which system (existing or homegrown) is best for reporting bugs to the tech team, how it works and how it can be implemented.
YEC contributors: Diana Goodwin, AquaMobile Swim School; Joshua Dorkin, BiggerPockets; Syed Balkhi, OptinMonster; James Simpson, GoldFire Studios; Jonny Simkin, Swyft; David Ciccarelli, Voices.com; Ben Lang, Mapme; Piyush Jain, SIMpalm; Andy Karuza, brandbuddee; Mark Edmondson, Guestfolio; Shilpi Sharma, Kvantum Inc.
Technology is ever-changing, which means that leaders and startup founders need to constantly be one step ahead. In this recent Mashable article, we wanted to know which tech trends are going to have the most impact in 2016.
YEC contributors: Humberto Farias, Concepta; Marcela DeVivo, National Debt Relief; Cassie Petrey, Crowd Surf; Andrew Krebs-Smith, Social Fulcrum; Aaron Schwartz, Modify Watches; Andy Karuza, brandbuddee; Durga Pandey, 12 Labs; Shawn Schulze, SeniorCare.com; Ashu Dubey, 12 Labs; Matthew Capala, Search Decoder.
YEC member Andrew Thomas recently wrote an article in Forbes about how to develop, create and ship a new product in a very short timeline. The co-founder of Skybell writes, "Great products come from great ideas. If you don’t have an idea yet, remember that the best products solve real problems. Actively look around you and pay attention to things that can be improved or invented to better our lives."
As a company grows, individual teams often develop their own project management styles. But when you're trying to scale, having multiple systems can lead to confusion and missed deadlines. So how do you adjust that methodology as you expand? In this ReadWrite article, YEC members answer how they've handled stress as their company grows.
YEC contributors: Blair Thomas, EMerchantBroker; Piyush Jain, SIMpalm; David Ciccarelli, Voices.com; Elle Kaplan, LexION Capital; Jayna Cooke, EVENTup; Bryan Delaney, Skookum Digital Works; Dave Nevogt, Hubstaff.com; Andy Karuza, brandbuddee; Shilpi Sharma, Kvantum Inc.