The larger philosophy of hiring good people rather than filling positions seems to be working.
In the startup world, employees aren’t locked into a career trajectory. Christopher Clouten, for example, wrote on the Pontiflex blog about how he managed to transition from Business Development to the software development side. Career flexibility like this may be one of the aspects of technology that’s attracting so many young, smart workers.
No one should be dissuaded from attempting to learn more about how software works. Even if you don’t want to be a programmer, being technically literate can only be a good thing if you want to stay in technology.
Pontiflex has quietly been one of Brooklyn’s bigger startup tech success stories. We wrote about their most recent late stage investment in a recent startup roundup. The company creates mobile opt-in ads. So users see ads from companies they like when they have to see ads. The company is headquartered here, but also has offices in San Francisco and Bangalore.