Interviews Jelle Groot
Blendle aggregates articles into a single, ad-free platform where readers can pick and choose which stories to read. We interviewed Blendle’s CTO Jean Mertz and talked about how the Utrecht-based tech startup combines journalism and technology, how they maintain a polyglot development environment and why it’s so fun to work there as a developer.
HR Tips Agathe Badia
Hiring developers is tough. Especially for HR people coming from non-technical backgrounds. Getting up to speed on all the frameworks, programming languages and tools that developers use can take months. But knowing key developer terminology and associating it with the skillset of the developer is a huge advantage and will speed up the hiring process. That’s why we created this concise technical HR cheat sheet with a list of backend and frontend languages and their respective frameworks and testing tools.
Interviews Jelle Groot
Dutch tech company Bynder began life as a side project in a web agency. The difficulty of image-transfer led the founders to develop their own digital asset management software, which today is used by more than 150,000 brand managers, marketers and creatives globally. We talk to Bynder CTO, Roland Keijzer about their modern tech stack and the joys of having offices in three of Europe’s coolest cities, Amsterdam, Rotterdam and Barcelona.
Interviews Frederik Bohn
Kerry Wu is Senior Tech Industry Analyst at CB Insights, a technology market intelligence platform. Kerry leads CB Insights’ autotech newsletter and mobility research, tracking startup developments, investments, and emerging business models across the automotive, transportation, and logistics industries. In this interview, Kerry talks to Honeypot about the state of AutoTech in America and Germany and what strategies large automakers are employing to attract software developers.
Research Emma Tracey
Compass estimates that there are between 3,000 and 5,000 active tech startups in London, with a combined value of £34 billion, making London the fourth largest startup ecosystem in the world. For software developers working in the metropolis, London isn’t just about startups - the inner city alone is home to an estimated 40,000 tech companies. A recent parliamentary report estimates that the shortage of digital skills costs the UK economy £63 billion per year. Needless to say, software developers in London are in high demand.
Interviews Kado Damball
It is beyond doubt that 3D printing technology is revolutionary with regards to its applications. From science research to open source prosthetics, nearly every industry is finding useful ways to utilize the technology. We interviewed developers from 3D Hubs, one of the leading 3D printing companies from Amsterdam.
Developer Careers Emma Tracey
There are between 1,900 and 2,600 tech startups in the Amsterdam-Startup Delta, the geographical triangle, which covers Amsterdam, the Hague and Eindhoven. Whatsmore, large tech companies such as Uber, Tesla, Avazu, Elastic and Atlassian, have major offices in the Dutch Capital. That means a lot of demand for developers. But how does this demand translate into the average salary of a developer in Amsterdam?
HR Tips Jelle Groot
Right now, many cities in the EU have exciting tech scenes. While London and Berlin may be the most prominent destinations for developers looking to work with startups, the Netherlands is fast becoming an attractive destination. Understanding the Dutch visa process for developers is important for those looking to work in the city.
Developer Careers Kamal Naeem
Though Germany is known for it’s strong manufacturing industry, most would be surprised to learn some of computing’s greatest innovations come from the country. A German developer today has a lot to be proud of, as the list of German computer scientists, inventors, and visionaries shows! Here are five of their most exciting contributions.