Buzz: Fred Wilson on East Agile

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Posted by Lawrence Sinclair on 18 Dec 2010 at 15:23

A VC: Outsourcing vs Offshoring

Sep 20, 2010 "...AVC community member Ken Berger has been involved in building a strong team of ruby engineers in Vietnam. I have no doubt that team can do excellent work at a fraction of the cost of a team of ruby engineers in San Francisco or New York" --Fred Wilson, a VC and principal of Union Square Ventures.

www.avc.com/a_vc/2010/09/outsourcing-vs-offshoring.html

(Ken Berger is the Manhattan-based VP of Sales and Marketing at East Agile)

Having a hard time finding talent?

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Posted by Lawrence Sinclair on 16 Apr 2010 at 18:16

You're not alone if you are having a hard time finding a talented Ruby on Rails developer or two for your new venture, or data expertise to help you make sense of your rapidly growing pool of customer behavior data. Apparently, a hiring boom is emerging in the US technology industry, and talent is once again scarce. The discrete turnaround is particularly apparent in data from Dice.com, a site that traditionally has a focus on independent contractor IT job postings.

New York, Silicon Valley and San Francisco have actually been growing in demand for some time. But now the trend is starting to appear across the country and the coasts are just seeing their markets get hotter.