The Build vs. Buy Software Debate: Tips from Startup Engineering Leaders | The Pair Program Ep01

Jan 4, 2022

Join us as our hosts, Tim and Mike, talk to startup engineering leaders Mike Garrett and Ian Lotinsky. Mike Garrett, an Engineering Manager at Caribou, is no stranger to startup life and has experienced the startup lifecycle from pre-money through acquisition. Ian is the VP of Product, Engineering, and Design at Imagine Learning. He’s been building web products since the mid-90s for organizations of all sizes. In this episode we take a deep dive into the build vs. buy software debate. 

You’ll learn: 

– How real tech leaders make the decision to build or buy software 

– The pros and cons of building vs. buying software 

– Practical tips on how you can make the right decision for your team  

Subscribe to the Pair Program from hatchpad, the podcast that gives you a front row seat to candid conversations with tech leaders from the startup world. Join host Tim Winkler (creator of hatchpad) alongside co-host Mike Gruen as they bring together two guests to dissect topics at the intersection of technology, startups, and career growth.   

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