I’m not sure why most people’s first reaction to tech projects is to find a nerd genius in his parent’s basement who’s a jack of all trades: The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoder.
Building something on the internet is surprisingly similar to building something in real life, let’s take for instance building a home. It would be rare to find an electrician that is also an expert framer or a drywall-er who is also a great plumber.
When I was working to build the first space for student startup at CU, Spark Boulder, none of our mentors and advisors told us to remodel the space by ourselves or find a local jack of all trades civil engineering student. They told us to find a general contractor who can engage a team of skilled people.
Sure, you could find someone handy who could “figure it out” but you’d be making a significant sacrifice in quality and jeopardizing the project immensely.
The same is true for the web.
Modern development has become too complex to expect one person to be able to perform at the top of their craft across disciplines like design, user experience, front-end development, back-end development, devops, security, digital marketing, etc. You need to budget for a team. I don’t care if you find that team all at one dev shop or if you piecemeal it together, but you do not want to be putting all your eggs in one basket with the amazing technicolor dreamcoder.
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