Live Broadcast for Lean Startup for Geeks at Wealthfront with Eric Ries

October 21, 2010

About a month ago, when we announced the second meetup of our “Lean Startup for Geeks at Wealthfront with Eric Ries” series, we couldn’t imagine the extraordinary demand for attendance. Our headquarters in Palo Alto, Calif. couldn’t accommodate everybody who wanted in, and we had to turn down over 20 people and stop accepting requests… Read more

Wealthfront track at the Silicon Valley Code Camp

October 20, 2010

This year’s Silicon Valley Code Camp was the largest and greatest so far. Like last year, Wealthfront (then kaChing) had few packed presentations. This year we had a full Wealthfront track, focusing on software quality starting with the first line of code through testing to production. As requested, here our our presentations.    A well-typed program… Read more

jQuery the Right Way

jQuery has changed the way we write Javascript by abstracting out much of the painful cross-browser implementation details that used to plague developers, but to use it correctly still requires a little knowledge about what’s going on under the hood. In this post we’ll take a good look at jQuery’s selectors and how to use… Read more

Big Bang Release – kaChing is now Wealthfront

October 19, 2010

Today is the 1-year anniversary of our marketplace. This milestone marks the end of our pivot and our continued dedication to democratizing access to outstanding investment managers. In just 12 months, we’ve attracted over $100M of consumer assets and on boarded close to thirty professional managers. At 4:00pm ET sharp, while we were ringing the… Read more

Agile, test-driven development in… MATLAB?

September 23, 2010

I recently decided to take a leave of absence from kaChing to work with the Covert Systems Biology Lab at Stanford on building the world’s first “whole-cell” computational model. The team (size: 3) is extremely talented and packed with domain knowledge and experience, but they’ve never worked on a piece of software this large before. When I accepted the… Read more

Lean Startup for Geeks at kaChing with Eric Ries

September 22, 2010

UPDATE: We will be broadcasting the event live. On Monday, October 25, 6:30 PM we will have the second meetup of kaChing’s Lean Startup series, following the successful TGIF we had last month. This session we’ll have Eric Ries talking about lean startup. Eric coined the term “Lean Startup” and is the founding father of… Read more