Okay, no Steve Ballmer imitation videos yet… but I was stupefied by last week’s Wall Street Journal article claiming the mobile talent pool is shallow:
The intense competition for mobile engineers, which affects large companies and fast-growing start-ups alike, is emerging as a key bottleneck as companies scramble to capitalize on the fast growth of smartphones and other mobile devices.
The technologies are so new — Apple’s app store launched in 2008 — that few software engineers have mobile development experience, which requires new coding skills compared to a desktop computer.
From where I’m standing, there’s plenty of mobile talent around the world.
It’s all of you guys — the Corona community — who continually amaze us with all the awesome apps you are putting out there. You’ve proven that literally anybody can be a mobile app developer (with the right tools of course )
As I see it, the problem isn’t a shallow talent pool. The problem is that talent is being defined too narrowly.
Posted by Walter. Thanks for reading...