Today we are talking to Mitch VanDuyn the Founder and CTO at CatPrint. And we discuss creating a community environment at work, bringing up developers from within your company, and Mitch’s claim to fame with a contribution to modern computing.

All of this, right here, right now, on the Modern CTO Podcast.



Show Notes

Don’t do 3d printing
Cats of Catprint
creating a community environment at Work
Talking about Ruby – Hyperloop
more about ruby – hyperloop – simplicity of hyperloop
principal scientist of CatPrint – not a real CTO
made a commitment when they were smaller 7 years ago, will never ever have a serve in the business
up to 5 developers 2 are catcoders – apprentices
have a recruiting pipeline in the business for developers
college gives you an expensive piece of paper
one class that stuck with Mitch VanDuyn is anthropology, thinks about it every day
holds 9 patents in software algorithms
bringing up devs from within
how do you teach good architecture?
coding is a story
top 1%
learned ruby from Rubocop
Atom is the worlds best editor
python and ruby are similar – take differences in language and match it to the people behind them
reaction to the 1% of top programmings
have a responsibility to teach people your skills and techniques
what are you most excited about – hyperloop
wanted to be an aeronautical engineer as a kid
stole a book from a store about hang gliding as a kid and built a hang glider
always excited about what Elon Musk is doing
talking about the size of
the irony of technology
fumbling the future, how xerox gave away the personal computer
intern at xerox in 1981
talking about his time at xerox in the beginning
the ALTO computer at rac
One contribution to modern computers – Mouse acceleration
messed with everyones mouse
how the right ideas are the ones that have evolved to be dominator
bet with himself is that this is the last car he will buy, automatic cars soon

Joel Beasley

Joel began writing code at age 13 selling his first technology by age 18 for one million dollars. In his first three transactions, he developed key relationships and began working with Investors and Chief Technology Officers collaborating and building products in Real Estate, Law, Finance, and Fitness.

Today, Joel is a Chief Technologist volgging the process of building a company LeaderBits.io. Joel is an author of the book Modern CTO a #1 New Release on Amazon and a #1 Technology Podcast with 70k active listeners. Joel has a clear vision and passion for modern technology, placing him as one of the most exciting Chief Technology Officers to watch out for.

Joel is the President of BeasleyFoundation.org a charity that designs STEM related children’s books Back to the Moon and Princess Physicist. These books are then donated to orphanages, homeless pregnant woman and in-need children. Beasley Foundation was formed in February 2017 after Joel, Mitch and Valerie lost their Mother to Leukemia after being diagnosed 6 weeks earlier. Joel and his siblings wanted to do something unique with her life insurance money and the Beasley Foundation was formed.

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