“To run an efficient team, you only need three people: a Hipster, a Hacker, and a Hustler.” – Rei Inamoto, Chief Creative Officer, AKQA

There are 3 different types of people who are needed to make up a business team. Hipsters, hackers and hustlers all play key roles in launching your startup. In this 3 part series, we’re going to introduce you each of these personalities, and why you need one on your team. This weeks blog is all about the hackers.

What is a Hacker

Hackers go by many names. Software developers or programmers, computer scientists, software engineers, and the “tech guy/gal”. A hacker builds a platform, program, website, or app from the ground up. Writing complex code to give life to an idea is what they do best. The need for developers has been growing, especially with the huge technological shift that society is experiencing. Non traditional learning environments, such as Bitmaker Labs has allowed people to become a part of this community.

Who is a Hacker

Hackers, coders, developers, or any other name they go by key players in a startup. Whenever your business has a shift, a change in focus, your hacker is the person who can build it into the platform, or adjust your website to fit the changes.

Are you a hacker?

Can you read source code like it's your native language?
Are you the first to know about the latest technology, app, software etc.?
Do you understand the Google Image?

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Being a hacker might just be your calling.

Why you need a Hacker

Building the back end of any sort of platform is incredibly difficult and we applaud the work that talented developers do, which is exactly why your startup needs a hacker. If your startup is in the development phase, it’s important to have your design team know everything about your business to ensure that the best platform is created for your customers.