Thursday, September 20, 2012

Are you ready for startups?

Recently I came across Alex Taub's article on how to evaluate whether joining startup is worth it. Rightly he points out that one needs to evaluate the company, its future. Also its important to understand the nature of the job, the team you will be working with as well as your supervisor. You need to understand the compensation, both salary and stock options.

I think personally you should be ready for some grind and be open about varied responsibilities. Actually sharing varied responsibilities can be one of the most rewarding aspect. For example being a software developer you hardly interact with end users and customers but in startups you not only will be creating software but also testing and directly supporting the customers. Most importantly make sure you believe in company's vision and there are strong leaders at the top to execute it.

Here is a nice startup salary and equity compensation calculator from a wealth management startup Wealthfront.

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Apple iPhone 5 Rumors

Apple iPhone 5 is widely awaited and here is a quick summary of the rumors around the net related to the launch.

AppearanceWider, thinner
Network4G LTE
Screen4-inch display, thinner
BatteryHigher capacity
Dock ConnectorSmaller, 8-pin
Data SharingNear Field Communication
AccessoriesNew headphones
AvailabilitySeptember 21

iMore is reporting a September 12th event planned by Apple for iPhone launch, if that is true we don't have to wait much longer. The event may also be used to announce a new 7-inch mini iPad.