We start a new season of episodes full of interviews in a discussion with Trevor Ewen.  Building software is an underlying theme of this part of our multi-part series of discussions with him.  This also includes the introduction to Trevor and a setup for part 2.

A Little Background

Trevor is an experienced software engineer, project manager, and real estate investor. He has overseen full-stack teams in clean energy, insurance, finance, and media. Notable engagements include Morgan Stanley, HBO, Bloomberg, Honest Buildings (now Procore), RunEnergy, Black Bear Energy, and PRco USA. He has an MBA from London Business School and Columbia Business School via the joint, global program.

A Rich Environment For Building Software

A key point to take away from this conversation is that building software can be done with more configuration and less construction.  The world is full of SAAS products that can get us to a solution quickly and reliably without breaking the bank.  These low-risk options may be exactly what you need to jumpstart your idea into a business or enterprise.

The recent job market downturn has also forced many excellent developers to look for a new job or into consulting.  That can translate into finding resources to “rent” when you have a difficult hurdle to overcome or maybe long-term resources at a bit of a discount.  Of course, you never want to low-ball an employee, but you may find some deals out there.

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Rob Broadhead

Rob is a founder of, and frequent contributor to, Develpreneur. This includes the Building Better Developers podcast. He is also a longtime student of technology as a developer, designer, and manager of software solutions. Rob is a founder and principle of RB Consulting and has managed to author a book about his family experiences. In his free time, he stays busy raising five children (although a few have grown into adults). When he has a chance to breathe, he is on the ice playing hockey to relax.

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