Unicorns and MVPs — What it’s really like to switch careers and become a software developer

Bad Dinosaur recently welcomed two new developers and recent CodeClan graduates Ian and Nicky to the team. Our Communications Manager Amelia sat down with the guys to talk all about changing careers and life at Bad Dinosaur HQ.

yesterday by Amelia


4 Reasons why Edinburgh is a great place to launch a startup

Many articles have recently named Edinburgh as one of the best places in the UK for broke millennials as well as things like inward investments, co-working and innovation. The city was also named the fastest growing tech hub in the UK towards the end of last year. Clearly the city is having a bit of a moment, and all of these nominations make Edinburgh a great place to found a startup. In today’s blog post, we’ll go through our top 4 reasons why we agree with this.

3 weeks ago by Amelia


Digital Transformation and what it can do for your business

Digital transformation is one of those terms you see used in a variety of ways, but at its core, digital transformation is about significantly adapting your business to ensure continuing relevance in our increasingly digitised world. It might be difficult to pinpoint a very exact definition, as digital transformation will look different for every organisation that undertakes it, but at its centre is not technology per se, but rather the way this new technology is implemented.

3 weeks ago by Amelia


4 Tips for User Testing in Your Pilot Phase

After completing your MVP build, you’re likely to be very eager to show the whole world how awesome your new product is right away. However, there’s sense in holding off for a little bit and run a pilot phase first. This is because being able to gather some feedback through user testing can be extremely valuable to make sure your product is the best it can be and captures the attention of your ideal customers. With this in mind, this week, we thought we’d take a look at what steps we recommend our clients take after the completion of their MVP build. While our MVP’s are functional products in themselves, this acronym does stand for Minimum Viable Product — meaning that there’s lots of scope to build on this solid foundation.

5 weeks ago by Amelia