From Developer To Entrepreneur feat. Philip Thomas
The journey of a developer can lead to a variety of paths, and oftentimes the lessons and skills learned can be priceless for scrappy entrepreneurs looking to develop their own offering to better the world. A notable example can be found in the highly successful career of Philip Thomas, VP of Product and Engineering at Zyper. Initially beginning as a meetup organizer for the developer community, Philip’s career grew to founding the developer community platform Moonlight, which was recently acquired by PullRequest. He is now a VP for one of the biggest brand community software companies in the world.Philip sits down with Decoded host Sydney Lai to share the story of his career as a developer and how it positioned him for success as a founder and entrepreneur. Other discussion topics include: How Philip's path toward a career as a doctor led to him find his true passion in development; How his developer journey brought him into the role of a founder/entrepreneur in the $4 billion influencer economy; Building awesome products in the developer community and how that art is keeping people connected; Ways to ensure you’re having fun with what you develop for work; and How to grow as a developer and what a transition to C-level leadership looks like. RELATED LINKS Check out Philip’s company, Zyper. Get weekly content from Philip on building online businesses. Learn more about the developer community Moonlight. Follow Philip on Twitter and LinkedIn. Learn more about OutSystems. Reach out to Sydney Lai on Twitter, guest recommendations welcomed! Apply for the OutSystems App-Development School — 2 weeks of remote training in OutSystems with a certification exam and introductions to employers who are actively hiring within your region!