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Software Development Advisor

Bearing 20 years of industry experience, I advise investors, entrepreneurs, and others as they run custom software projects like apps and websites. I provide personalized, expert insights and assessments while they engage with their developers, designers, and outside vendors.


Services

‣ TECHNICAL ADVISING

Available on a fixed monthly retainer that covers emails, calls, and face-to-face meetings, I engage directly with your project as a supporting advisor. I answer questions, offer suggestions, translate jargon, and clarify detail so you can make sound, informed decisions.

‣ PROPOSAL/BID REVIEW and PROJECT SPECIFICATION

When outsourcing work, it's typical to be overwhelmed by the options. Different vendors return wildly different bids for the same project -- often with as much as 10x variance in cost or schedule. I can review and critique bids and vendors so that you can feel informed in your choice, and can also formalize your project specification so that bids are more exact.

‣ SOURCE CODE AUDITS / CODE REVIEW

If you're not a programmer, the source code you receive from your developer is essentially gibberish. You can't tell if it's complete, if it's done well, if it exposes security vulnerabilities, or if it's going to support your long-term growth. This can leave you uneasy. I review code and provide detailed reports that cover all of these concerns, as well as any others on your mind.

‣ TECHNICAL DUE DILIGENCE

Angel investors and entrepreneur looking to invest in a license, acquisition, venture, or pitch deserve detailed technical analysis of what's in front of them. I can dig through the code and engineering process and produce a comprehensive assessment that supports your decisions.

‣ SWAT CODING / DEBUGGING

All developers struggle sometimes – even great ones – and even while critical deadlines loom. I provide short-term "SWAT" coding and debugging as effective crisis intervention on nearly all mobile and web projects.

Let's talk!

Previously

  • CTO of a stealthy and exciting startup based in Southern California.
  • Technology Advisor to Startups and Nonprofits
  • Full-stack SWAT Coder, rescuing projects from both hard technical problems and project management disasters.
  • Senior Software Engineer in both contracting and product driven businesses.
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